Thursday, June 25, 2009

Playing With Your Food, Or, Rita & Freida Come For a Visit

The human has fallen in love with the two geese living next door. I can see why--don't they look tasty? I overheard talk of how the French like to feed their geese until they're literally bursting with fat and then EAT THEIR LIVERS. I don't care what the American government says, the French are A-OK in MY book! A little foodie background on these two might be in order prior to snack time. The humans next door brought home two darling (a human word, translated to "yummy" in cat) baby geese, all yellow and fluffy. They quickly imprinted on the next door human female and called her Mommy in geese-speak, which is really just honking but it's cute when they're little. As babies are wont to do, the geese grew up and here's what they look like now:
At the outset, they were skittish, but quickly decided they liked my human and edged ever closer to the fence between the yards. Either they liked her, or they wanted to peck at her toes.

Suddenly, one of the geese notices a gap under the fence. A jailbreak is inevitable.
Dinnertime approacheth.

Voila! Geese on our property. Doesn't that mean they belong to us now? Fire up the barbecue!!

They go visit Gracie the Blind Goat. She is confused by the honking and wanders off, thinking she's about to be hit by a car.

I gained new admiration (for a nanosecond) for Boogie, who I hear attacked one of the geese and had it by the neck before our human screamed at her, causing her to drop it and go into grovel mode. She probably wouldn't have shared it with me anyway, the bee-atch. Now she's back to being all slobbery and acting all like she and the geese are big pals. Like I said, she's STOO-pid.

The male human, bless his big ole heart, thought it might be nice to try to teach the geese how to wet sand on his Harley fender. Talk about ridiculous! You KNOW they have no idea what he's doing, they're just being nice to him so they can play in the water.

And here's evidence that geese are stupid and really should just be enjoyed with a glass of wine and some crackers: I overheard this one saying, "This is a nice mirror, but it really makes me look sort of green, doesn't it?"

Goose. It's what's for dinner.


  1. Yes, they are cute, but beware!!! They will turn on you! Our neighbor HAD one. It attacked my youngest when he was about 6 years old leaving a huge bruise on his little leg. I grabbed the goose around the neck so Rick could get away. The problem with that is at some point, you have to let him go. Good and pissed off, he turned on me and made sure Rick and I had identical bruises. A couple of swift kicks later and we managed to escape!

    A few weeks later, Neighbor Mary and her dog were attacked by Goose. Guess what they had for dinner that night! And it wasn't even Christmas!

  2. What are their names?
    We have Canadian geese that have made a home on the lake and have had babies....I admire them from afar. CiCi and GinGin love to roll around in their tee tee and poo poo. David has a snot slinging fit. But of course guess who gave them a bath?