new goose lover from South Africa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ShellySA, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. ShellySA

    ShellySA Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2011
    Hi all
    Firstly thanks for the wonderful forum - we have found answers to lots of Q we've been asking ourselves, just by reading through all the threads and posts on your goose forum.
    We are goose lovers and until recently owned a pair of hand-reared Embden-type goosies. Sadly we've just lost our little female to presumably an oviduct infection. We are so gutted that I've been seeking solace in the BYC site. Our goosies, Honk (recently deceased) and Toot, were obtained from a friendly but amateur bird breeder who offered us a choice of 1-2 day old goslings. We picked a half dead little one (Toot) that had crawled under some stones, and then the next smallest one we could find. Luckily we nursed them to health and they turned out to be a male and female who viewed one another as siblings, and my husband as their "mate". They became part of our family, travelling on holiday with us in their "goose caboose" (resembles a kennel) and even swimming in the sea with us. They were the light of our lives for the past 5 years and we are battling to get over our loss. Tootles is doing better than we are, but is very clingy and won't let Eric out of his sight. Toot has called for her a bit, but has thankfully not pined too much.
    Perhaps with all your information and support we can again consider getting another gozzie next year as a companion for Toot - we don't want to subject him to 20 or so years without a birdie pal to spend his days with.
    We live in "suburbia" in Cape Town, South Africa and holiday 300 km's away on our larger plot in the karroo. Which has fun scenery and novel furrow-type water systems that goosies love, but too little grass (in their opinions)! We share our home with assorted wild birds, and a 10-yr old, neurotic, wild canary that I raised from a featherless orphan.
    Looking forward to interacting with fellow goose fanatics.
    Shelly and Eric
    ps excuse the lack of photo's but I'm a bit new at posting on websites. Hopefully will get the hang of it.
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! After a few more posts, you will be able to put pics in the post. [​IMG]
  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
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  4. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
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  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hi Shelly & Eric! [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. So very sorry about Honk [​IMG]
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
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  10. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
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