Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Story of the Wacky Goose

Mom is  her madness thoughtfulness decided to brave the 40 degree temperatures and take us for us a walkies this morning. Trust us - she was rugged up in so many layers she could barely move! Anyway - we went to MY little lake park today mainly because it is more sheltered and we could stay out of the cold wind. Of coarse it didn't both Dweeb and I - AT ALL - nothing like a brisk walk in the fresh air!

But then we came across this Wacky Goose (no ! not the big guy out saving sticks) but a real goose of the feathered kind. It was just laying there with it's head in the water. Mom was concerned it was sick and we watched it for a bit. It would swim for a bit normally and then stick its head back in the water. It wasn't eating as there is isn't anything to munch in this lake at the moment (it has only just refilled)  Mom thought it probably didn't like us and this was a warning but she has never seen a lone goose do this before. We figured we would stop by the park office and let them know because it sure seemed like wacky behavior to us.  When it started hissing at us we decided skedaddle out of there pretty fast.

We wandered along the board walk while Mom pondered over the wacky goose some more. It is  still all dead and grey looking yet but Mom noticed lots of buds on the trees and we noticed lost of smells! We finally made it back to where we started from and there was the Wacky Goose still acting wacky and then Mom saw something move out of the corner of her eye. Up on the roof of the little lookout - do you see it?  There is a Mrs Wacky Goose and she has built herself a nest up there.  No wonder Mr Wacky Goose was behaving Wacky.

We called in the park office to let them know about the Wacky Goose and also to tell them we had seen a skunk near the path. (The peoples that look after MY park puts up signs to alert people if there is a skunk near the walking paths so they hopefully don't have any smelly encounters. Thankfully we didn't either - getting skunked would not be fun with our fur!


  1. Woof! Woof! 40 degrees is not bad to go for a walk. Fro sure the Wacky Goose wish to have more buds on the tree. Good thing no sight of the skunk. ots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Just for the record, I am a real Goose. hahhahha Glad you avoided the skunk. Take it from me, the peeps DO NOT like it when we try to kiss them. I've done this 9 times and my MOM is never happy about it.

  3. I don't blame your Mom - I would have been worried about the goose too!


  4. Wonder what the wacky Goose was up to? LOL you have skunks. We have never seen a skunk or smelt one. We can well imagine it 87 gazillion types of bad. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Wonder if skunk and Wacky Goose were up to no good

  6. I was going to say that maybe Mr Goose was trying to "hide." But maybe he was just trying to keep your attention focused on him, and not his Mrs.

    A skunk out wandering in the day time would make me worry about rabies. Is that a concern in your area?

  7. Oh yes, we would definitely steer clear of any skunk, but one out in the daytime is a huge worry - must be a sick one.

    Mom feels badly for all the robins and starlings here. They are all thinking Spring was here and then we had all that snow. Over the weekend when it snowed almost continuously, they were all wet and chilled. Nowhere to hide with no leaves on the trees.

    Hope you have another wacky walk.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. Bites Run, they said SKUNK, yes I saw ther walkie post I will tell you later, just run!

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

  9. Your right, that is one odd goose!! Good things you gots outta there! hehehe
    Oh, we always have skunks around here, never actually SEEN it, just smelled it, ya know? Butts I thinks it's best not to ever meet up face to face!

  10. Crazy goose. Probably highly embarrassed that you caught it out.

    HER first scottie (in Virginia) got SKUNKED just before SHE had to go to work (school)so SHE put tomato paste all over it and then they both smelled like a pizza that got SKUNKED.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Didn't keep the kids away from her though.

  11. SKunks are everywhere right now!!!!! I wish they would go back to their noctural ways.....

    Geese are weird, and loud.

  12. That is odd behavior for a goosey. We have lots of them here and they don't play dead guarding their mates. hummmmmmmmmm

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Yes, we have lots of geese too and I've never seen one like this one. I think he might be sick. Stay away from skunks!!! Katie has not been skunked yet...but Bonnie got skunked 3 times. Not fun.

  14. I am so glad you didn't get skunked. I have never had that, but my other pals tell me its pretty bad news.

    Loveys Sasha

  15. Skunks sound really bad and smelly and we are lucky that we don't have them here. We used to have some geese in a nearby lake but the lake has already become land and there are houses on top of it now.

  16. That goose seems a bit messed up in the head. Wonder if he got hit by something that confused him. Good for you for alerting the animal cops (and for the skunk alert).

    Mango Momma

  17. What a view that mama goose has from her nesting spot! They find stuff to eat all year long including grass.

  18. Wacky goose! Maybe he smelled the goose and that's why he was hiding his head.

  19. Wow guys that was quite the adventure! A wacky goose and a skunk! Wise of you not to get too close to either! Very kind of your Mom to call them in to the Ranger - funny to have skunk alert signs Ha!

    Waggin at ya,


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