Thursday, April 22, 2010

I wish I'd had my camera!

Nothing conveys a sense of increasing urgency better than a goose waddling at warp speed. And almost nothing is as amusing!

Especially when they're trying to escape my vicious dogs, who are completely oblivious to them and are only interested in running REALLY FAST down the road, plus peeing on every clump of grass, tree, and mailbox they encounter.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

You are so right! Earlier in the days of our 'ranch,' I had all the birds I could get my hands on - geese, chickens, ducks, turkeys...loved them all. They always provided so much entertainment when they would run around the yard! I bet those dogs run FAST!!

Christina LMT said...

Oh, when my pups let loose, they fly! They do the full-on, double suspension gallop, which means that all four feet briefly leave the ground at the same time. When they do this on grass, it truly sounds like horses galloping.

Sevesteen said...

I don't remember if I've mentioned it here before but one of my dogs used to try to herd ducks and geese, in the water. She would get very frustrated and start yipping when they wouldn't cooperate, especially when they would fly away.

Christina LMT said...

That's priceless, Sevesteen! My dogs liked chasing pigeons when we lived in Vegas. :)

Ambulance Driver said...

Get near one of those geese during nesting season, and they aren't near so adorable.

Mean, vicious bastards.

Christina LMT said...

Oh, I never said I found them adorable AD, just funny. I'm well aware of how nasty geese can be. I mean, you can have geese as WATCH ANIMALS, for goodness sakes! I give them wide berth.

Sevesteen said...

My usual profile pic (that I just realized didn't survive shuffling Google accounts around) is a goose that nested in a planter on the sidewalk in front of CompUSA.

We have geese at a local park that will hiss and challenge you, while eating the food you've thrown to them.

Christina LMT said...

Doesn't surprise me in the least, Sevesteen. On a choir trip to France when I was 16, we took a field trip to the Chateau de la Chapeau Cornu, which had its resident, nasty and mean gander. He and I went head to head, me with my arms out, leaning forward and hissing, and I made him back down. I was a hero to the rest of the choir! ;)