We have been lax in posting updates on the new members of our waterfowl family.
We did blog about Dauby's passing. We miss her ever single day.
You all heard about the 3 lardbuttfatasses, as we call them. They're domestic Grey Lag/African goosie mixes and the largest female is a loud mouth who thinks she rules the pond. That's them on the right side of the picture. When dad had them flown here from South Carolina, he was planning on them being true Grey Lag geese. OOPS!
And of course, our dad being dad, kept hunting until he finally found a true pair of Grey Lag's so we now have true Grey Lags that have joined the flock.
And of course, our dad can never be happy with what he has so this past Wednesday, 3 more Grey Lag geese arrived from New York. They're on the left side of the picture and they're getting friendly with another Grey Lag goosie that was from the first shipment.
Dauby's mate, Margaret is still with us. She's a nice mute swan and gets along with everyone. We still have the Flintstones - the Barnacle geese. They're the ones standing at the edge of the ice. They are the cutest, nicest most friendly little guys ever! Everyone loves them.
You know that Gussie's wife, Myrtle died. She was killed by being too friendly to a predator and it breaks our heart to think about it. Dad decided that Gussie needed a mate so he has added Buster, who is also a male black swan. Buster is laid back and Gussie is the more aggressive of the two. We shall see what happens when they're let out of their pen in the spring. So far the boys are doing great together!
This is Penny. She's a young mute swan, actually still considered a cygnet. She still has her grey baby feathers. She'll turn white and have an orange beak like Margaret does when she's an adult.
Penny arrived yesterday and she's very timid and sweet as can be. She still peeps like a baby swan does. She will be staying penned up until she gets a wee bit older. We hope that she and Margaret will become the best of friends.
And I, Miss Molly, went to PetSmart this morning and had my nails trimmed and after that, mom and I took the car to be washed. It was my very first time at the car wash only I didn't stay inside the car - I got to go inside with mom. As mom and I stepped out of the car to go inside, we spotted a pretty penny - another hello from our sweet angel Maggie! Thank you, Maggie! Not a day goes by that we don't think of you~
So until next time...........
Love ya lots,