wings and things

He used to love me!

on May 21, 2012

Godfrey, the gander, whose other name is now ‘the Godfather’ was, to begin with, our only goose, and he adored me. He was given to us as an adolescent.

Then we got little Pearl, who Godfrey cherished so much that as soon as Pearl was out of the brooder and free-ranging, Godfrey started to bite me, hiss at me and our relationship is still at a stalemate. Here is little Pearl when she was little!

Since then, our gang of poultry has grown and I was hoping they would all roam around freely during the day in a playful way, but the Godfather has them all organized into a kind of army! They all come to me for bread and lettuce but they do it sneakily because Godfrey disapproves so violently.

Pearl is the one on the far left.

I really miss Godfrey loving me – oh well!

29 responses to “He used to love me!

  1. janeslog says:

    Don’t think I will mess with Godfrey then!

  2. Sorry about Godfrey – Pearl was so cute when she was little. We have a cat who lives next door who is so mean, our cat will not go out when he is out.

  3. magsx2 says:

    Godfrey is obviously now the boss. 🙂

  4. niasunset says:

    Seems so lovely… Thanks and Love, nia

  5. pixilated2 says:

    I am afraid that when my two ganders get fully feathered and grown that I will be facing the same predicament. They do change when they fully mature and have “adult” responsibilities for the flock. 😦

  6. I was wondering if Godfrey and i could combine armies and… i don’t know. Conquer lettuce and circuit boards?

  7. At least Godfrey is doing his job. It would be worse if he rejected you for no apparent reason. He’s just “busy.”

  8. dcwisdom says:

    That silly old goose. I would cook him, but that’s me. ~ You’re a saint to forgive him.

  9. dcwisdom says:

    That silly old goose. I would cook him, but that’s me. ~ You are a saint to forgive him.

  10. Robyn Lee says:

    Baby Pearl is just so beautiful. Hope Godfrey comes around again for you Julie! xo

  11. terry1954 says:

    how many do you have all together now?

  12. janechese says:

    in the last photo it looks like Godfrey takes his duties quite seriously as “head dude”.

  13. dou dou says:

    Godfrey’s in charge now, you will have to get used to it 🙂

  14. It’s so nice to be adored, isn’t it? I’m sorry Godfrey stopped. When Wonderbutt ignores me, I feel very sad – but then he puts his head in my lap or follows me – only me – all around the house, and I feel loved once again.

  15. Paws To Talk says:

    Oh Godfrey! Go love Julie! We know you have it in you.
    Bella and DiDi

  16. bluebee says:

    Cranky old goose

  17. Judith Post says:

    You know what they say–that love is fickle. So, apparently, are geese.

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