Made the cage all set up for my pet goose this morning and brought him in. I have had him since '94 and he had to be 2 years old then at least and with the years he is just to old now to stay outside during winter. He has a new chicken coop that is insulated but it is still to cold for him. Plus I always felt guilty with him spending winters in his house all alone. I would go out and spend time playing with him but I still felt guilty leaving to come in the house. I had ducks when he came but they have all gone to duck heaven. This will be his 4th winter inside. First time he was not happy at all but now he is in goose happyland. If it is warm enough I let him outside in the afternoon to walk around and flap his wings and then I open the cellar door, call him and he happily walks back into his cage. Sure is funny to hear his feet hit the cement floor when he walks. I am sure he is very happy because on cold days when I have to make him go out so I can clean his cage I have to fight with him to stay out of the cage and get the cage back in the cellar before him. He will walk behind me following me back into the cellar. Sure wish I could take a picture of it. I have had him so long I swear I understand what he says when he honks and he understands me. Or I'm just looney in the head. He also likes to play with socks. Yes, I said socks. Not sure why but I hang 3 socks in his cage for him to play with and he is happy pulling on them. Even have pictures of it. I also will play tug of war with him with the socks. Sometimes I wonder if he knows he is a goose and not a dog? My cat Nermal is not to happy at the moment. They share the cellar for bed time but it seems Nermal misses him by the spring when I put him back outside. At least with him in the cellar during the winter I don't go to bed worrying about him or when the winter winds are blowing I wonder if he is warm enough. Now the only problem during the night is he honks and honks and honks. They say they make good watch "dogs" and they sure do. Not sure why or what he is honking about but maybe he is a night goose because he sleeps during the day. I am sure getting ready to keep me up honking all night. Wish I could bring in all the animals. If I ever win the lottery I want to build an animal rescue safe place for them. Any animal will be welcomed.