Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Huuwee and the Nooz

Remember this box?  It had Barnacle geese in it last time you saw it.
We've had another landing.  It happened a couple of weeks ago. 

Dad has missed Grampa, our Greylag goose something fierce.   Grampa passed away awhile back and dad wanted a pair of Greylags to replace him. 
See that smile on dad's face?   It didn't stay that way for long.  There were 3 geese packed into this box and it came all the way from North Carolina!  These geese are not Greylags.  They're a cross between a Greylag and an African goose and they are BIG and they look like a domestic goose instead of a wild goose.  And they can fly - not far because they're too bottom heavy. 
Dad put the box inside this pen and carefully opened it and out flew the monsters!  He and mom were both flabbergasted! They sure didn't expect this!
It took the geese exactly 30 minutes to decide that they didn't like the enclosed pen and they climbed on the wood stack that was inside the pen and flew out!  Dad was only trying to protect them from Witchy Dauby!
It's been a couple of weeks and Dauby is still being a witch but she's getting more used to them.   The male goose's name is Huuwee and dad calls the two girl geese The Nooz - get it - Huey Lewis and the News!

Check out the undercarriages on these geese. No wonder they can't get their fat butts off the ground to fly!

Can you see that witch biting the Nooz's butt? She is such a relentless meany!

The Baracle geese are doing wonderfully.   They are such happy friendly little guys!  They want to be pals with everybody on the pond!
Gussie and Myrtle are doing great!  Dad has them trained to get out of the water at 8PM and walk right into their swan house  for the night.  We are thinking that the night light and the milk and cookies are doing the trick  *wink wink*

Today is our sissy's birthday! 
Happy birthday, Melissa!  You are the bestest sissy ever and we love you!  We hope you have a wonderful day!

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


  1. Happy Birthday to your sissy! And welcome to Huuwee and the Nooz! My mom loooooves Huey Lewis and the News! So, are your new geese staying, or will you be sending them back?


  2. Happy Birthday to sissy!

    Looks like you have a regular fowl soap opera going on there. Evil Dauby will triumph, no doubt. Beautiful but bossy. Sigh. Sounds like a lot of gals I know.

    I am sure Beastie will feel quite slim when she sees those gigantic goose bottoms.


  3. Happy Birthday to your sissy!
    Happy New Year!

    Thor and Jack

  4. Happy birthday to your sissy we hope she has a lovely day. Your new guests look most interesting.....and large!

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  5. Happy New Year, Happy your sissy.
    2012 is a great time there for a birthday.
    This year, geese, that's number one.
    I am praying for peace:)

    from loved ume tyan

  6. We are soooooo jealous, cuz we don't get cool boxes full of geese delivered to our house......We just gets boring stuffs, like shoes or books. sigh.

    Huuwee and The Nooz are HUGE, butt a very handsome group!!!! Butt, is your dad gonna get them to send his 100% Greylags????


    PeeS....Happy Birthday to your Sissie!!!

  7. Hi Maggie and Mitch!
    Wow geese box!
    Happy birthday your sissie and
    Happy new year!

  8. Happy Birthday to your sissy!

    You are so lucky to have so many big birds playing with you. I haven't seen this kind of geese at all.


  9. Happy Birthday to your beautiful sissie...and congratulations on the new arrivals....

    Gussie n Teka


    I love the names.. Huuuuueeee and the Nooooz.. hehehe They are grrrreat.

  11. Happy birthday to her.

    Those geese sure are pretty. Gretchen would like to chase them. I think the girl is rather confused about her heritage; she fancies herself a bird dog!

  12. Hap-Pee Birfday to your Sissy!

    Me would look at da gooses and tink....Dinner! (Probably THEIR dinner)

  13. I always enjoy your geese & swan tales! Welcome newcomers! And a very Happy Birthday to Melissa!

  14. Those are some BIG gooses!!! I hope everygoose and everyswan learns to get along. Dauby.
    Happy birthday to Melissa!!!
    Play bows,

  15. Wow, fun times at your place. Welcome to the new gooses, oops geese. We hope there is peace and harmony with Dauby soon.

    Happy birthday to your pretty sister - what a great big beautiful smile.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. Happy Birthday to your Sissy!

    Stop on by for a visit

  17. Happy Birthday to your sissie! A wonderful tale about your new geese - they are lovely - sorry that Dauby is so mean to them, but looks like they are deflecting her bites successfully!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  18. Happy Birthday to Melissa!
    Your geese look pretty ..goose like! We used to have some and we had one called Godzilla that terrified absolutely everyone! LOL

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  19. That's frustrating, getting the wrong birds.

    Maggie and Mitch, you are sooo good for not chasing them. We love to chase birds...any birds.

    Hope your human sister had the bestest day ever.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Rosy

  20. Happy Birthday to your sissy! Hope it's a great day! Cool birds!

  21. Whoa. I don't know what I'd do if I saw that gaggle!!!!! I do know that I'd sidle up to that cute sissy of yours for a back scratch.

    Aroo, Stuart

  22. Happy Birthday Sissy!

    He you guys just keep getting birds - aviation creatures. I bet they provide lots of activity~!

    The new additions are beautiful!

    Violet and company

  23. Happy Birthday to your sweet sissy, her sure is pretty!
    More birds!! I would luvs to chase dem, but just fur a little while. ;)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  24. Happee Birthday sissy.....we didn't know birdies came in boxes
    Benny & Lily

  25. We like your 'goosey rock stars'!

    Your new diet sounds like a winner Ms. Maggie. Like a yummy Thai stir fry. So glad you like it. We should all eat healthy like that in this new year!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  26. Happy Birthday to your Sissy.:) We love the names of the geese.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  27. Happy birthday to your sissy! We've never known anyone with geese. Those are cool birds.

    love & wags,

  28. Happy birthday to your sissy and cool, you guys have more "wildlife" walking around your place. I guess your dad loves birds.

  29. Happy New Year! Happy Birthday to your sissy!! Sweet birds you got there!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  30. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Sissy. OH, those new geese look just like some we keep seeing over at my park. They had 5 babies this last year and seem to have made their lake there permanent home

  31. FIRST, Happy Birthday to your hooman sissy! SHe's a cutie pie.

    Second, Those new geese of yours have big bottoms...(to quote SpinalTap)So big they need mud flaps on'em!!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  32. Well this is a first...and a relief....THAT NODOG MENTIONED THE SIZE OF MY CABOOSE in reference to that of the goosies....

    Of course I can fly...only takes me from here to Kansas to get off the ground....

    Scruffy would love love love those geese...


    Lacie Girlie

  33. Oh wait...I just read Mango's comment....


  34. I remember the geese we had as kids. Geese can be okay pets, but sometimes they are a little ornery.

  35. Wow, they are neat! We don't have any geese. They are much larger than the sparrows flying around my yard.
    Hugs, Miley

  36. Happy Birthday to Sissy! We hope she had a great time!
    And we hope all the gooesys are getting along better each day!
    ps i would go in the house too for a cookie (tee hee hee)