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who would be friends with the geese?

 
                            
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we got three geese tricky ricky and thicky
we lost thicky during sitting two years ago
I had interfered
where she laid her eggs by the dam seemed a vulnerable spot (to a human)
so a human put up fencing leaving her only access to and from the dam
well she was the wrong side of the fence that night

so now tricky shelters ricky like a monster each spring
last spring there was no suitable nest found, and in fact there were no amorous displays on the dam that I observed during that season

this year later than usual (second month of spring) things began to liven up
tricky courted her
perhaps she would lay this year
well, each night I sit for peace by the dam and toby the border collie comes and frolicks in the water
two weeks ago tricky and ricky joined us (they, or more correctly he) loves attention

an incredible event occurred
tricky had always been antagonistic to the dog, and the dog always brushed it off as insignificant
this particular crepuscule, with toby lying on the bank wishing for a stick to fetch from the water, tricky swam up to the bank right in toby's face
toby looked for master guidance, which was given in the form of ok, stay
the goose nuzzled toby's nose
after toby became comfortable with tricky, they became firm friends!

since then the beautiful and graceful (when she is in the water) ricky has decided upon a venue
right at the back door of the house two metres from the kennel and two meters from our back door ( as against 100 metres away at the dam)
when I looked yesterday there were four eggs and today was a busy day at the nest too

when guests arrive at the back door (which is etiquette here) there is a calamitous uproar
same if the farmer leaves the house without his hat (I am SURE tricky is warning me against the sun)

but with no non residents about, things just sing with a goose peep peep peep and toby sits there quietly, unperplexed and gives comfort
THAT is who would be friends with the geese
 
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