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the best day ever!*pics*

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Mom 2em All, May 10, 2011.

  1. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I took Henry with me to do my presentation at the elementary school- for Career day. I have done a presentation every year for the past seven years. I usually just take my Sulcata tortoise, Bubba. He is big and heavy now- but a local celebrity at the school. Today, I took Bubba and Henry. My daughters skipped school themselves, to help me out.

    I had kindergarten children- three classes. [​IMG] I held Henry up- but only let the kids look at Henry. They can pet Bubba. I took the opportunity to explain to kids not to bother any ducks or geese they may see out in the fields or at the parks..or else the babies could be scared away and lose their mom and dad like Henry did. Also to warn them that Mama and Daddy goose will fight to protect their babies- and it HURTS- so dont bother or chase them. I asked the kids if they have ever seen geese flying up in the sky (Canada geese)..and told them that one day when they look up, it could be Henry flying over.

    From there, my daughters and I took Henry to the park. The back of the park floods every year and there are always a zillion tadpoles (toadpoles..) This year was the same. My daughter scooped up a cupful, and Henry went swimming! He followed us up the big hill, all around the park, ate grass, grass, grass..my kids played on the swing set. My girls are 15 and 13 years old, but something about a playground makes them young kids all over again.

    We had to go to the pet store to pick up some supplies- Henry was a big hit there- everyone had to come visit him in the shopping cart. [​IMG]

    From there we came home, and Henry played in our yard and swam in our pond- and visited with Doodle and Tyra. Soon, we had to leave to take my daughter to work- and from there, my youngest and I had a picnic at another park. More grass for Henry [​IMG] More exploring and wandering.

    He is wore out. Sound asleep at my husbands feet. In a half hour, we have to go pick my daughter up from driver's training. Henry always goes with me to explore the grass at the edge of the field behind that building, in the last bit of daylight. However, I think tonight he may be too tired. [​IMG]

    At the park:


    My backyard:


    In his car seat:


  2. sjmarshall87

    sjmarshall87 Chirping

    Apr 27, 2011
    That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    that is so cute [​IMG] this should be called "A Day in the Life of Henry" he is adorable!!
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  5. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Songster

    Aug 11, 2010
    so cute [​IMG]
  6. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    middle Tn
    He is sooooo adorable.
  7. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    So sweet! [​IMG]

  8. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Henry looks pretty pooped out in his car seat. lol. That was a neat story. Thanks for letting us in on the life and times of Henry the goose. [​IMG]
  9. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    Henry has the coolest face! ...and a pretty cool life, it appears, as well [​IMG]
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] The best!!

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