Friday, May 11, 2012

Duck, Duck, Goose. I mean Geese.

Peeps...where are my peeps? Come get your sneaky snacks.

What do we have here? Mr. and Mrs. Mallard have come to town. Mrs. Mallard is such a precious girl. She has an injury to her leg and hobbles up the yard for her sneaky snack. Bless her little self.

Papa Goose get's a bit cranky if Mr. and Mrs. Mallard get too close to the peeps. Probably because one of his peeps went missing. Yes, there once were four and now there are three.

Don't worry Papa Goose. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are quite darling and there is plenty of proper food here for all.

I did hollar at and fussed out two rotten little heathen boys out of my yard. They were throwing rocks at the peeps and threatening to kill them. I never left my back porch. They ran and stood in the neighbors yard, pointing BB guns at my house and said I was "an ugly old lady that was interferring with their day." I have absolutely no tolerance whatsoever for cruelty to anything. Not critters, elderly, children, nothing! I was about to use my Clint Eastwood "Come on punk, make my day" when the brats ran away. They haven't been back and I know where they live if they try that again. I was so upset over their behavior not only to critters, but to an adult as well. They couldn't be more than 9 years old. All I could think about was what their teachers must have to deal with every day. Very upsetting and truly very sad.

So all is well in the yard again. Yes, they poop... don't we all (unless you don't have enough fiber in your diet. hee,hee,hee). But, when I see them taking a nap under the tree, my heart just melts.

                  "I'm cute! I'm cute!"

"You got her Peep. Mama is such a sucker for cuteness. Hannah and I know first hand."

Happy Friday!
xx,
Michelle, Harrington, Hannah, Duck, Duck, Geese

28 comments:

piece peace said...

What a wonderful stewart of precious the animals and of your property you are! Thank you so much for sharing. I am so sorry to hear those little hooligans were mean to you and your friends.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh very beautiful pictures !!!

I am very happy for you ....

bisous de FRANCE

Sue said...

Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing, as for the kids arghh, about time some parents knew what their kids are up to..... I hope they don't return to terrorise the geese, maybe the goose will chase them, that would be so funny, many years ago my grandad was taking pictures of this and that and had a goose chase him, so funny!

Rachel said...

Adorable! Those boys are lucky they ran into your meanness and not mine. I would be at their door, LOL, having a chat with the parents.I have actually done this-we had owls and a nest, etc. (and the parents had NO clue what the boys were up to, I got a written apology and I honestly notice an improvement in the day to day behavior). I have also been the recipient of the knock at the door (lack of respect to property, not animals, think fence and stick) and was glad for it. My almost 18 year old is a much better person for the lessons he learned about respecting other people's things and he learned to paint!

Rachel said...

P.S. He is almost 18 now. He learned these things at about 9 years old, LOL...

Tina said...

These pictures are so wonderful and heartwarming! They couldn't be any cuter and I just love them!!!

We had the neighbor kids throwing rocks at a grey squirrel that was in our pine tree about a year ago - they were trying to hit it and kill it from their yard. I went outside and told them to knock it off. Then I got called a bunch of names etc. - really ticked me off! So I called their home and told the mother to keep her kids home and if I saw them doing that again and behaving like delinquents that I was going to call the sheriff. I couldn't believe kids would want to kill an animal just to kill it! I mean WHAT is wrong with people??! Anyway, long story short, the kids stay away from the fence line and haven't bothered any other wildlife that I've noticed....but believe me, I will call the police if I have to!

Two Bunny Blog said...

Such cuteness abounds. *sigh* It disheartens me when kids don't have compassion for animals. :(

Crafty Green Poet said...

what adorable goslings!

Lorna Appleby said...

I think compassion for animals, as compassion for people and respect for property, has to be learned. One has to teach their kids to think outside of their own little sphere/paradigm. Some pick it up naturally, but for the most part its a lesson that seems to no longer be taught. We live in a disposable society and that seems to be the message.

I would probably drop over at the kids' house/homes anyway, Miss 'Shelle. As previously stated the parents probably don't know.. and if they don't care, well, at least you tried.

Pappa does make pretty babies with his momma. :) I'll have to post my Canadian Goose story for you later. :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

My oh my, how those fuzzy butt babies grew! Love them laxing under the tree.

tink's mom said...

So sweet, nice that they have a real live guardian angel watching over them.

WoolenSails said...

It is sad when kids are like that, it makes me wonder what kinds of parents they have. We see that a lot when camping, the kids throw stones at the geese, but the camping geese are a bit more aggressive, so that teaches them not to throw stones, lol.

Debbie

Allie said...

Oh they are so sweet! I have to wonder about that injury to Mrs. Mallard's leg, and the missing baby....I think I'd go over and have a talk with those parents! I so hate to see kids acting like that, it's so easy to keep them in line, I don't know why parents can't. Makes me crazy. I'd be HORRIFIED if that was my kids.

Jeanette said...

How sweet & wonderful the geese & ducks come visiting you. Oh so sad that the little boys were acting that way. Hugs,

Jade said...

We are lucky not to have any obnoxious little boys in the neighborhood. If that had been me, I would have been having a chat with the parents of the little twerps in question and pointing out to them that if their little darlings happen to miss with the rocks and the BB guns, property could be damaged and if my property ended up damaged, they would be the ones paying for it--and I would not hesitate to involve the police in the matter if need be.

One of my brothers used to amuse himself by throwing rocks at critters--until my mother told him that if he killed anything, he would have to eat it...fur and all.

Anna said...

no carrying gun in the open with the city limits including BB guns...but no one said anything about a garden hose!

Fiona said...

they are lovely... so nice for you to be able to sit and watch....
Hugz

Karen said...

what lovely pictures of your wonderful chicks and their Mum and Dad. Sad about those boys, they need to be taught better

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO MY NEW FRIEND!

I just got home from work. I saw your sweet post earlier today at work on my lunch break but I am unable to blog from work!

First of all, your photos are JUST DARLING, of all the beloved creatures here. I too adore animals and I cannot stand to see them suffer or being hurt/abused. I am also a teacher and I so hear ya about how many of us teachers have to deal with kids that have not been taught manners or regard for life! I hope these kids do NOT go back to bother your sweet friends. Those goslings are just sooooo sweet, trying to fly!

This morning outside my studio window, was another bunny. She was just sitting there, facing the house, waiting for me to play my harp!!!! I must share some photos with you from my garden. Email me whenever you wish:

anita.chateau.rivera1@gmail.com

LOVE YOUR BLACK BUNNY! Anita

sunny said...

Those young 'uns are growing up so fast! I'm glad you were there to protect them. THey are so adorable.

Mosaic Magpie said...

That sweet little thing too cute for words. Imagine those boys trying to shoot at them! It is kids like that, that grow up to do bad things. The sad fact is if you go to their house, the parents probably would not do a thing about their behavior...that is why they are acting like they do. Keep being the mean old lady and let us know if you need back up. I can make a real mean face when I need to!
Deb

Christina said...

Mom is a sucker for all things helpless and thank goodness for her.

kc said...

Awwwww, adorable Friday posting...till I got to the part about the punks! Oh, wouldn't their mamas be so proud! :P Creeps - it's kids like that the "grow up" to be violent thugs - I hope you feel safe enough to go rat 'em out to their parents. All too often, tho, now-a-days, even the parents don't care. Good luck with that!!

Good thing peeps & other critters have you for a friend & advocate!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Those boys done gonna find theysefs all dun up in a quilt, they aren't a bit more respectful!

That's quite the little farm family coming along there. Must be fun to see them come up right on time!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love the photo with everybody resting under the tree. And such cute babies! Hmmm, glad those kids don't live near me.

BinkiesandFlops said...

My word that's too precious...as for those kids: UNBELIEVABLE. Glad you were there to shoo them off, hopefully for good. What on earth are they thinking?

Hef's Mom said...

Tsk! How terrible! What rotten little boys!

speedyrabbit said...

trouble is onec they are rotten they will always be like that and it doesn't stop with animals they usually progress to humans then say it wasn't me!how ever haven't the peeps grown!