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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