Saturday, April 13, 2013

Very Sad News

To our friend, Lisa, who reads our blog - please don't read any further~~

We are pretty upset - our dad most of all.   His beloved Gussie, his precious black swan was found - actually, Gussie wasn't found - a pile of feathers and a pool of blood was found.

Mom went to check on Buster, Gussie's mate.  The pictures are blurry because Buster was moving quickly and probably not sure what to make of any of this.    We know that he is lost and misses Gussie. The boys were best buddies.

 Buster wouldn't come over to the shore.  He's heading back to Gilligan's Island to search.  We feel as horrible for Buster as we do for Gussie.   Just to let you all know, Gussie didn't lose his life on Gilligan's Island.   He and Buster were back up at this end of the pond where dad feeds them.  Every couple of days, when the boys got hungry, they'd come back up and eat dindin and head back to the other end of the pond for the rest of the time.  They were very happy back there all alone.
We think that a predator approached and Gussie was protecting Buster and lost his life doing so. Gussie was only 2 years old. 
 Fly high, Gussie.   You were a beautiful boy.
Myrtle is waiting to welcome you at Rainbow Bridge. You will be together forever.
We'll miss you.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly, Mom, Dad and Buster

46 comments:

scotsmad said...

That's so sad. Poor confused Buster.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are sorry to see this sad news -

Mom gets sad when she sees dead hawks along her transport route -

I'm sure there are some happy wings and honks at The Rainbow Bridge -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Oh no! A lot of people don't know that swans bond for life so we know buster is going to really miss gussy. Sigh....I will miss him too...love the black swans most of all

Gus said...

We are sorry to hear about Gussie. He was kind of our favorite swan, because we like his name, ya know. Lots of love to Buster and the rest of you.

sigh

Gus Dagger Wf.T and Teka Toy too.

Helen said...

Poor Gussie, poor Buster!

SissySees said...

Oh that's so sad! We're so very sorry. I hope Buster is able to adjust.

Molly The Wally said...

That is terrible. Poor Gussie. What could have attacked a swan? We are so sorry to read your news. We hope you find out what did it so the other swans and wildlife will be OK on the pond.
Best wishes Molly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How very sad for all of you! Godspeed, Gussie. And Buster, we know you are missing your pal - sending you lots of sibe hugs.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH NO. THIS is such Sad SAD news.

We feel so bad fur your loss.

Fly Free and Swim in Warm Water Gussie.

finnhoward said...

Oh no, that is sad news. Poor Gussie. And poor Buster too.

Ledfoots Pet Bakery said...

Very sorry to hear the sad news.

rottrover said...

Fly high, beautiful Gussie!

Jazzi said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Gussie. That's so sad!! Poor Buster!! Swim free Gussie and we will all see you again!!

wags
Jazzi and Addi

Jake of Florida said...

This is so sad. Losing Gussie must be so so confusing for Buster.

Sad woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

harrispen said...

So sorry to hear about Gussie.

Millie

Dexter said...

I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to all of you.

Mango Momma

Reuben said...

Oh my, I is so sorry to hear. What a horrible occurrance. I's thinking of you all.

Love,
Reuben

Sherry said...

I know how it feels. Waterfowl seem to be more at risk than chickens because they don't go indoors at night. Do you have coyotes there? What else could be big enough to kill a swan?

Ruby and Penny said...

We are so sorry. Sw im with the wind Gussie.

Love Ruby & Penny

Sue said...

Oh how very sad. We had a weasel that killed several of our ducks. It was always a sad occasion.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Gussie, you enjoy being at that bridge with all your buddies there, we will see you there one Day.

The Mad Scots

Ruby said...

Oh no! I am so sorry! That is just terrible.I'm so sorry for Buster, all confused. That breaks my heart.
I know Gussie is swimmin' and flyin' over the bridge.
I'll be sendin' all of you my best AireZens...
Kisses,
Ruby

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

God speed.....

Loretta Thomas said...

How very sad...we are sooo sorry for this devastating loss! God Bless!

Many Purrs & {{{{Hugs}}}}
Missy Kitty, XO

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We are so sorry to read this news...we are keeping Gussie in our hearts....

XXOOO

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

The Army of Four said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry, you guys! You know how much I love our fine feathered friends! Fly high and proud, Gussie!
Play bows,
Zim

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! So sorry that this happened. Totally understand how your dad feels. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Bocci said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear about poor Gussie. What a beauty! And we feel so sorry for Buster...

Our sincere condolences to all of you.

Thor and Jack said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gussie.

Sam said...

Hi S, we skipped the bad part. My dad says that in his little "make-believe" world "bad things" never happen to animals, birds, swans and stuff. It's not very grown up but it's his safe spot. We're really sorry.

l said...

we are so sad about Gussie. He was a beautiful boy! I'm so sorry and I hope buster isn't too lonely. if it weren't raining here, I'd see his bright star. love to you all

BZ Dogs said...

:( So very sorry. They were so beautiful together. :(

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

That is so sad... :( We're thinking of you guys...

Angus said...

This is so sad. They are such regal birds.

Piappies World said...

Sorry to read about Gussie. We hope that Buster will be ok. Sadness...

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Homer said...

I'm so sorry about Gussie. :(

Love,
Homer

Momo and Pinot said...

We are very sad. Very very sad. Now Gussie flys over the bridge. He will be remembered.

Momo and Pinot

snoopydog said...

Oh so sad! Dear Buster, here's hoping you will adapt. So sorry for you all. Such beautiful birds! Ros and Oscar x

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mates, we're so sorry to hear about Gussie. Gentle hugs to you all, especially poor Buster. Love Stella and Rory

Wyatt said...

So sorry to hear about your beautiful Swan. Love to you and Buster.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Duncan Breazeale said...

Aw, so sorry to hear this news. We'll be keeping Buster in our thoughts cuz mom says sometimes its the hardest for the ones left behind.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I am soo sorry and feel sad too.
Oh my gosh,,,, I am sending good thoughts to Buster,,,,,
love
tweedles

Kess And Her Mama said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Gussie. Oh dear...Nature can be cruel sometimes

Priscilla Phang said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gussie and poor Buster. God speed, Gussie. Love and hugs to you, Buster!

Fred said...

So sad to hear this!

liparifam said...

So sad. When my daughter and I were in Rome, we were walking around a pond and saw a dead male duck in the water; a female and one little duckling would not leave his body - they kept quacking at him and nudging his body. There were a lot of white feathers near him; we think he fought one of the big white swans to protect the duckling - there may have been more ducklings before, too :( Nature is harsh, and it is terribly sad...