Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mother Goose

Duck, duck.. Goose! Was walking along in a park when we were surrounded by sweet ducks all hoping for a morsel of food.

We don't feed the ducks because it only encourages them to stay instead of follow their natural instincts to fly south. Something I wonder how much we actually effect their intuitive natures and instincts that have been built in for so long. I'm continually amazed to see just how much we do wrong with our good intentions! More likely, it's our selfish intentions.. yes. Really, honestly, I'm (see, we're) not helping the birds out by feeding them that stale bread.. I'm only bloating their tummies giving kidney failure and other things. Also, it's never nice to see them fighting over the food and possibly causing each other injury. But, I certainly enjoy being chased after.. boy do I feel loved when those little duckies waddle after me nipping at my ankles and singing their little whanwhanwhant song. *insertsarcasticnodandsmilehere* So, anyway.. we did not feed the army of duckies.. nor this beautiful Goose that snuck up behind me on the path. Honestly, I just felt she was more lonely and I wanted to bring her home with me but thought she looked like she was doing a pretty good job taking care of herself. :) However, I will go back and check on her again soon. She was all by herself.. which is rather unusual for Geese and her wing looked a little strange.. but then wings have fooled me before!

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Bobbie said...

How weird! I was JUST thinking about you yesterday and I was JUST having this same conversation with a man in the coffee shop yesterday!! We have ducks that stay all year at the pond and he told me they were domesticated and someone comes during the winter and takes them to a farm? Not sure if I believe that, but the ducks were gone yesterday when the pond was frozen over. People do feed them....I've seen them. Then they stay and the coyotes try and feed there.

But anyways! It's SO great to hear from you. I've wondered how you were doing and hoped that you were okay :)

Thanks for this post and thanks for believing in the animals.

Lightdancer said...

Bobbie.. I was thinking of you as well! How's everything going? Where has your blog gone? I miss it... Funny how things happen. I'm not sure if I believe that either but who knows!

I'm in hibernation mode! lol

Bobbie said...

I'm pretty much in the same mode. Just working and working.....and working. Not much time for anything else. Been dealing with a very sick kittie that is finally eating on his own (after 2 months and having all of his teeth pulled.) It's been tiring and worth every second!

Miss you and glad to have you back, if only for a moment. :)

Von said...

Geese are the toughest of birds.Sometimes we over sentimentalise in or dealings with animals.
By the way,pretty blog, but I'm not sure about that baby turtle joke.Maybe I like it but it still hurts!Drop by sometime.