Saturday, 13 February 2016

A dog, geese and a soaker!

While on my way, making a special trip to give a cat a haircut, I spotted some interestingly shaped geese on a creek. I could tell by the thickness of their heads that they were a bit different.

On my way home I stopped to check them out. The home owner nearby, came out and explained that the two domestic geese had been joined by a Canada goose, and he brought out his dog, as well as some bread for the geese. (Bread isn't good, I know, but what could I do?!)
The dog fell into the water going after the bread, and managed an amazing soaker!
Greylag domesticated farm geese from somewhere! They look rather like the Greater White-fronted goose, who do pass through the area, but it is more likely that they are local geese who have taken off from someone's farm.

I love how the Canada goose sleeps, as many species do: on one leg!



He fell into the water and sheepishly climbed up the river bank.

10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, that poor doggie must be cold from falling into the water. I love the cute geese. Great photos.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Never mind the soaker - I'd have been more concerned the geese didn't attack the wee pooch - the can be quite viscious!!! YAM xx

Phyllis Oller said...

I feel for the dog...great pictures,thanks for sharing!phyllis

Denise inVA said...

I bet that was a frosty dip! Great photos! I enjoyed the Grelags. I only get to see them on holidays.

William Kendall said...

The geese seem to manage quite nicely in the winter, as long as they've got open water. Poor doggie... a nap at home would be just right after that!

carol l mckenna said...

Your dog is adorable and great nature shots too!

Happy Valentine's Day ~ ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poor cold puppy! I think it is funny how birds stand and sleep on one leg too. I often see lines of little shorebirds standing like one-legged tin soldiers all in a row..

Marie C said...

There is something particularly attractive about those grey geese! Maybe it reminds me of childhood illustrations, or something, but I really love them!

Debbie said...

And this is why I love winter...nature, wildlife...beautiful!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwwww, poor baby!! I hope someone got a warmed blanket and dried him up by the fireplace. Icy water....BRR

Great winter bird images.