Friday, January 11, 2013

The WaterFowl

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,


  1. You sure have a lot of birdies at your house. I'd probably be chasing them all the time. Just what us weenie dogs do...

    We miss Angel Maggie too. Glad she sent you that penny. Tell her to make it a dollar the next time! Just sayin'.


  2. Thanks for the fowl update!! They are so interesting and so beautiful! So are you, Molly! Of course Angel Maggie is watching out for you as you try new things!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  3. Ivy could not coexist with all of those birdies - they wouldn't last here.

    Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

  4. Boy, you have a lot of birdies. You must have a most beautiful pond. Good thing, I don't tell Beckett to chase birdies any more.

  5. Wow all that action on the big pond. We love it. My Peeps and old Pip use to take a french loaf to feed Mr and Mrs Swan. They would bite the end. Peeps won't go with me as I am not to be trusted. Peeps says I'd get into trouble. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Oh me, I just loves your nickname fur da birdies...hehehehe.
    Hmmm, I had no idea you could get those kind of birds from SC, dats where I be from.
    We thinks of beautiful Magiie all da time, I knows her still watches overs ya'll.


  7. Woof! Woof! Penny is beautiful I saw a swan too but they immediately moved away. Golden Thanks for sharing them. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. wow - that is quite the flock you have now.....and I am so glad you got some more swans - who knows if you are lucky you might get some little "ugly ducklings" :) Mom says she has only ever seen pied colored swans once (cross between the black and white) and it was so pretty!)

  9. Those birdies are beautiful. When we go to the park we see the gooses then my Lily ate the goose poop
    Benny & Lily

  10. OMD! I just LOVES all your foul! (okays, that didn't sound right....) I just LOVES all your birdies! I am so impressed you guys don't chase em', I would spend everyday entertaining myself! BOL
    Oh, sweet Angel Maggis IS watchin' over yous every single day guys.

  11. lardbuttfatasses??????????? I accidentely called MOM that... ONCE
    OH what a VARIED Flock you do have. Love seeing them and hearing about their comings and goings.
    Sorry you had to have the NAIL TORTURE today Maggie.

  12. It's going to be a very busy pond next summer. Mom loves your swans. She used to raise Mallard Ducks so she enjoys reading about your birds.
    Morgan, Sebastian, The Porties and the little girls

  13. They sure are pretty swimming!! Enjoy the penny and the thoughts, she is missed fur sure!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  14. When I find a penny- I will always think of Angel Maggie too!
    Molly I bet your toe nails are so beautiful now!
    I love all those duckys. They are so pretty- and so lucky to have that wonderful pond- and a happy home with all of you.

  15. Oh Molly we just love the black swans and hope they fall in love. It is hard to loose your loved one but sometimes another loved one comes along.

    I love how Maggie keeps sending you her love


  16. Thank you for the lovely post Miss Molly. We now feel like we're a little more informed on geese and the like! It's nice your mama took you to the car wash. Maybe especially so you could get to see the Maggie-penny too. She was a sweet girl.
    BabyRD & Hootie

  17. You sure do have lots of creatures at your place...Chloe would have a field day!!! She just loves watching birds!!! She was obsessed with the swans at the rv park we stayed at!! Glad that you found a penny from Maggie...we still think of her too! Happy Weekend y'all! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  18. All the photos are lovely, but that first one is simply exquisite!

  19. You've got a swan Peyton Place going on there. I hope that everybody makes friends and that dad is happy with his flock.


  20. You guys do have some very beautiful feathery family members at home.

    We miss sweet angel Maggie too!

  21. Ooh we love your waterfowl friends! What a nice bunch you have.

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  22. We are sooooo sooooo sorry about Dauby! I bet Dauby and Maggie are together now! Sorry we haven't been around for awhile...we are just now catching up. Your dad's mallets are gorgeous! He is a very talented woodworker! My dad would be impressed! It's too bad they have to get messed up by actual use!


  23. Wow a lot of comments!! I hope a lot of bloggers will come and see or movie!!!
    Love all the birds but doesn't it smell bad when it warms up??? They do poop and poop!!!

  24. I love waterfowl of all kinds, really, really, really. All that flapping and squawking, that wonderful fishy smell and the skin-care items they leave on the beach for doggies to roll in.
    But Mom never lets me near 'em!
    Yr friend,

  25. Hi Mitch & Molly, we like birds too. Mostly it's just me and Owen though. The shelties don't really care. My peeps miss their other kids too. It's the 1,000 yard stare.

  26. We just love your beautiful flock. You 2 are such good Airedales to live in harmony, no bark, no chase.
    Every time wild ducks land in our pond, we chase them off!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  27. You have some beautiful birdy friends. I love when Angel Maggie sends you pennies. She is around even if you can't see her,

    Loveys Sasha

  28. Beautiful, beautiful birdies! And we LOVE the penny from Maggie!
    Play bows,

  29. Aww Dauby...

    I'm so sorry if it hurts that I ask.. About Myrtle, what kind of predator got her?

    We have swans coming our region every winter, they are totally totally breathtaking to watch. Like I've said, the place you live is a paradise.

  30. You two have an awful lot of birds around. Mama says that the swans are probably as big as us!

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci