Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dad's New Geese

The post office called us this past Wednesday and told us that they had a HUGE box for us from Tennessee and to please come down to pick it up.    We don't live far from the post office and dad was back in no time at all.

 Dad ordered 4 Barnacle Geese!  We have 2 pinioned pair of them and both pair were born this past spring so they're still under a year old.  They have bracelets on their ankles - boys on the right ankle and girls on the left ankle. 

Mom is saying hi to one of the goosies while she was still inside her traveling box.  She's got her hat and scarf on. She'll need these in Connecticut this winter!
 We have a duck house that we built years ago and it's been vacant for quite some time.  Mom and dad decided that it was time to spruce it up and fix it up for the Barnacles.   This guy is getting moved from the box to his temporary home.
Our dad has always loved The Flintstones so he's going to name the geese Fred and Wilma and Barney and Betty Barnacle. 
 The accomodations aren't the most luxurious but they'll do for a couple of days. 
 They do have a roof over their heads and a door that closes and locks and food and water to drink and a swimming pool!
 Yesterday, dad decided to open the gate and let them meet and greet Dauby and Margaret. 
Know what? We're not exactly sure that Margaret is a SHE swan.  She sure does act agressively and protective for a girl!  Dauby has taken a back seat and she lets Margaret take the lead. hummmmmm 
Mom and dad are thinking of changing her/his name to Chaz!
That would explain why Dauby and Margaret were so mean to Carlie, who now lives in Pennsylvania.  We feel quite certain that Carlie has probably bonded with a male swan and is happy as can be.  We haven't had a call from her new dad but this is what we believe. 
 So out the gate and down to the pond edge the geese go~
 They're going to ask permission to swim on Dauby and Margaret/Chaz's pond.

 They're in with no problems.   They were even greeted by the visiting Mallards. 
 So far, so good!
We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed that it stays this way!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Ruby said...

Your new Barnacle geese are so handsome - it will be fun to have the Flintstone goosie family in your pond. We hope they settle in okay.
Ruby and Gracie

The WriggleButts said...

How cool! They are furry pretty. We're a little surprised they can actually send live animals in the mail.. wonder if we can do that too -perhaps we'll ship ourselves over to visit all our friends. BOL!


Princess Patches said...

What a great goose family! We like the names your dad picked too! One question: what keeps them from flying South for the winter?


Hound Girl said...

oh how exciting and they are so cute! Their home looks very nice! Congrats on the new family

Gus said...

We like the names...muzzer was laughing about Fred and Barney, picturing them in their lodge hats! We hope all the birds get along and have a safe winter!

gussie n teka

SissySees said...

Neat!! I hope they'll be happy in their new home.

Ruby and Penny said...

We love the markings on your new geese and there new names.
Love Ruby & Penny

Dotty said...

oh my goodness! How exciting! I laughed at the thought of them arriving by post:D

Sam said...

Oh nice! Mom had ducks growing up and she really misses them!


The Thuglets said...

Oh how lucky you are! They are so lovely watch and hear.

We used to have geese,ducks and hens but sadly after Mr Foxie visited and killed them all twice. we decided enough was enough..sadly!

Have a great weekend
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Angus said...

Wonderful. Don't think I'd want to trust live birds to the postal system here though !

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Those poor Geese having to go through the Post Office!!!
They look like they are none worst for wear tho!! They are so very beautiful!!!
It is very special to have and know such wonderful birds!!!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh look at that, did you give those beautiful Geese a loud bark welcome, M&M?
You two live in a wonderful garden and pond, no wonder I always find peace whenever I swing by.
Glad your Mom is back, your Dad has done a great job keeping you healthy.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

As a former letter carrier I've hadmore run ins with geese than I care to count. I love them, though, and I'm glad to see the introductions went well!

OMD!!! Stumpy and I are seriously overwhelmed by all the comments and positive responses to Willie's rescue. We’re working our way through your blogs and emails to thanks you individually.

I just want you to know that Stumpy and I were merely pawns in this rescue. The real thanks goes to Mayzie's Grampa J who directed Willie's rescue, The Briard network who ran to the rescue and to the Angel Lady who stepped up to the plate.

I know each and every one of us do whatever we can to support the animals, the rescues and each other in our quest to make the world a better place. Each little miracle is the direct result of like minded people doing what they can do.

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

rottrover said...

Welcome, beautiful Flintstone Geese!! Hope all continues to go well!!

-Bart and Ruby

tula said...

GEESEZADDS! Welcome to the family.. hope they like pizza and ice cream and fish sandwiches and french fries... just sayin. or you're not sharing?:)

they'll be funballs to watch. FAD always tries to snag pictures of geese flying overhead. but never gets it in time.

happy saturday!

PS.. not wearing my GL right now until the sore under my eyeball heals. so sportin' the sports bra for now.

Ina in Alaska said...

Margaret/Chaz. Hilarious. I enjoyed this post very much. Looking forward to see more goose/swan updates. I did not know geese were mailed either. Something new is learned every day! Welcome to the geese! xo

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

They are so purdy. We'd love to play with them!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Jazzi said...

How cool is that?? Love the names too and the Chaz is funny. bol

Jazzi and Addy

scotsmad said...

We hope they can all live together. That's funny about Margaret....

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

Sam said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, oh how cool. New critters for your pond. We don't have a pond in our back yard so we won't getting any geese. My dad says that we get too many Canada Geese pooping in the park now. Ah maybe your dad could adopt some Canada Geese.

sophie...^5 said...

This is so cool...I just can`t imagine having geese like that wish I could though!

julandmatt said...

More feathered family, we think that is very cool - The Flintstones are great names.

Margaret to Chaz is VERY funny BOL.

We love your pond....I would like to chase a geese, swan or duck at your house....haha


Maggie Mae said...

Four new geese? Dat is wunderful! We hope everybody continues to get along well together. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Finn said...

It's so cool that you have your own pond. Those are so cool looking geese!

Priscilla said...

Wow! They are so cute and pretty! How I wish I could have a chance to play chase with them, well, just saying...


Raising Addie said...

WOW you can get birds in the mail??

How awesome is that!

They are just beautiful. We know they will love their new home with you guys!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Berts Blog said...

You are the luckiest dogs ever. Geese and Swans and your own pond.

I bet you just love to go outside and lay in the sun and listen to the geese and swans as they talk and swim around on a lazy day.

And the possabilities. You could be your own manufacturers of my product "Goose-de-le Pooh"


Sherry said...

Is it easier to bring in mostly-grown geese than babies? They look like they're settling in quite happily. I think the swans and geese will learn to politely ignore each other.

Hollie and Janie said...

How cool!!!! They are so pretty!! And they seem to be so happy there!!


M and M
Wow zowee woos get your own geese? DO you get to play with them....Momma laughed about Chaz.

Wyatt said...

Boy, they sure are pretty. They really come in a box..WOW!

Wyatt and Stanzie


Wow! That is so interesting...and they are really beautiful. Are they migrating geese?
What an exciting time. All the best with your new additions.
(Love the swans too)
Sending lotsaluv

bichonpawz said...

This is so exciting!!! We get to see some like this when we are out traveling in the RV....but we have never gotten close enough to actually TOUCH them!!! VERY cool!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

The Army of Four said...

Oh, how very exciting! I have never seen that kind of goose, but I know I'd want to sit and watch them ALL day long and make friends with them! Pretty interesting about Margaret, too! Or Chaz. Ha roo!
Good luck to the new additions!
Play bows,

Sue said...

What fun! Our Mom used to raise Mallard ducks so she's very fond of water birds. We just like to herd them into the water.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Stardust said...

This is so fun! The geese are lucky to be in your family, ang getting cool names too!

Will Dauby get jealous? :P

Duke said...

OOO! We would chase them! What fun!

Bocci said...

Oh, what a fun post! Congrats on your new arrivals! Looks like they have a great home!