Friday, August 28, 2015


Todd has been with us for awhile now.  He was injured when he was only days old. We think he might have been trampled by other waterfowl.   Todd is a Barnacle goose and he lived in Rhode Island with a man named Peter and Peter needed to rehome him and dad said yes.  One of Todd's legs was badly broken and it's not repairable. Todd is a fighter and he has more spirit in his little body than you can imagine.

Can you see Todd's hook foot?   His wire cage has to be tiny hardware cloth wire so his foot won't hook the wire and he'd be stuck until  it was discovered that he needed help.   Yup, it's happened.    He's such a little trooper!
 Todd sleeps inside dad's workshop in his own hay-filled pen.  He requires a lot of special attention and our dad takes very good care of him. 
 Dad and Todd "fly" every day to exercise Todd's wings.  Unfortunately, Todd was pinioned when he was only a day or two old.  Had Peter known that this accident was going to happen, he wouldn't have been pinioned and he would have had two working wings but flying away wouldn't have been a good thing for Todd.  Things happen for a reason.
 Are you ready for your swim, Todd?

 We get a kick out of Todd's rudder foot. 

Todd is a very happy little boy.   Some days are harder than others for him but he's not ready to give up yet. 
Way to go, Todd!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


  1. I luffs Todd!!!!! Isn't he adorable????
    And you are taking such very good care of him, you are the bestest Mitch and Molly!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Todd is just like our Ginger used to be. It's amazing how animals seem to adapt so easily to their disabilities. So happy to meet you, Todd!


  3. Todd is a real trouper, and has your dad as a role model to follow.

    Gus N Teka

  4. Todd has the true spirit of a warrior.
    Go Todd!!!
    stella rose

  5. You go Todd! You are in one special home
    Lily & Edward

  6. What a great story! And Todd is a real sweetheart...and so are both of his new Parental Units!

  7. We love you Todd!! You're a lucky guy!!

  8. We just LOVE your mom and dad for adopting Todd! He's a cool goose!!!

  9. way to go todd - you are a try little fighter

  10. Tod, DUDE!! Way to go!! You are one awesome Goose!! I am so glads you found this FABulous home to call your sure have it the jackpot!! Mitch and Molly's peeps are the bestest, and will give you all the loves and help you need to get stronger. {{hugs}} (I sure hopes Gooses likes Airedale hugs...☺)
    Ruby ♥

  11. Go Todd! We're so happy you found just the right place to live!

  12. Dear Todd,

    You are very cute. Do not give up, little guy!


  13. He looks just like a little paddle boat with a propeller on the back! Good for him!

  14. Todd, you are awesome!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  15. Way to go, Todd. And Dad for taking such good care of him! *ear licks* Noodle

  16. Way to go, Todd. And Dad for taking such good care of him! *ear licks* Noodle

  17. Way to go, Todd. And Dad for taking such good care of him! *ear licks* Noodle

  18. We love this story!!! And we love your dad for taking such good care of Todd!
    We can see Todd is happy,, and so is dad!

  19. Todd has some of that unstoppable Airedale spirit and a very Loving Dad
    Nancy with Nellie's spirit

  20. Your dad sure is a waterfowl whisperer. Todd is so lucky to have found your home.

  21. What a great goose and how GREAT is your dad to help him everyday.
    Go Todd!


  22. What good fortune for Todd to have found a home with you, and how lovely for you to have Todd in your life.

  23. hello mitch and molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow yore bird brother todd is wun lukky barnacle goose!!! i hav not herd of a barnacle goose before i hav herd of barnacle bill the sailor but i do not think that is the saym thing at all!!! ok bye

  24. What a sweet and determined little guy! Go Todd!

  25. Love and TLC conquers all. Todd is very lucky to be loved by you all and your Dad!!
    Tell Todd we are cheering for him
    Hugs madi your bfff

  26. What a guy! Terrific!

  27. What a nice story!! Thank you for sharing that and taking such good care of Todd.

    Ziggy Out!!

  28. Todd your have endured your deformity and made a way of life for yourself that should enlighten us all. You have endeared yourself to everyone who has met you here. Bless you Todd.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  29. Thank you for sharing the amazing Todd with us! I can't believe how well he swims and how incredibly well your dad takes care of him. I think that Todd is an inspiration for us all!!!!

  30. Todd is a lucky fellow that he lives with you. In the wild he wouldn't fare too well.

  31. What a sweet boy. I had a group (is that what you call them) of ducks when I lived in Missouri. We had 6 then 11 babies (which we gave away)
    Eventually all but one of the original were lost to predators. It happens in the woods. The last one named Peter was a Muscovey. That might be why he lasted LOL. He was ugly! We brought him with us to Texas when we moved back. We had him for a long time. He was the lone duck. He was a hoot!
    Thanks for sharing your story. I enjoyed it.