Thursday, July 07, 2011

Marching Geese

Hey, Merci here. The heat and humidity - even inside the house - make us all sleepy, so this will be short so I can catch some zzzzzzzs.

Jan has been trying for months to capture local geese on video. But they fly between bodies of water, so we don't often see them. A few times they have been close to the fence near the road, but either Jan has forgotten the camera or before we can hotfoot it down one hill, they waddle off down another and disappear.

Since it's too hot to carry anything extra - even a small camera - around all the time, Jan tried to catch them last night so she can leave the camera home. We're surprised our camera didn't pick up the loud honking.

Buddy, Sam and I wanted to look around and sniff everything. So we did. Jan couldn't tell us to settle down. The camera would have picked up her honking ... uh, voice. And if we moved around and tugged on the leash, Jan couldn't tug back. It was a perfect opportunity to misbehave. But if you notice, our behavior was above reproach where it counted most. We didn't bark and scare the geese into hiding.

And there were a lot of geese!  We didn't realize there were that many around here.   Jan only used parts of the video she took. Many were still marching downhill while those in the lead were already floating on the water when we turned to go home.

Because we were far away, we suggest you press the 4 arrows to the bottom right to view this full screen... 

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We know you are already aware of this news, but we wanted to say something anyway.

We were all shocked and saddened to learn Whicky Wuudler had to be helped to the bridge Tuesday. He will really be missed. He seldom blogged but he was involved in helping the cats of the UK and elsewhere.

And Maw and Paw's sweet Annie of 40 Paws. We're using her purrs and prayers badge, but she was helped to the bridge Monday, shortly after her 12th birthday.

We are sad for both families and send hugs, purrs and wags.


  1. That was a huge flock of geese! We bet they were very loud, because our area seems to be below a flight path, and we get many passing over spring and fall. The mom really likes geese, though, in spite of the fact that they can be quite nasty.

    We were saddened to read of both Annie's and Whicky's passing and have left purrs for both. Honestly? It's still hard for the mom to type the name "Annie," even though it was another Annie.

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of Annie and Whicky - a bad week in blogville for so many.

    Cool video but Mom says Jan is very brave walking downhill with three dogs:) She would be flat on her face.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. That is a lot of geese. We think you did very well capturing them all on video. You three sweeties behaved very well Chancy would have been wanting to chase all those geese. Thanks for sharing the geese with us. Hugs and nose kisses

  4. LOL!! Buddy, Merci and Sam!! You three deserve extra treats for being such good woofies!! Oh but look at Jan!! Yay!!! She deserves not only one medal but a gazillion gold ones for filming under such conditions!! The geese deserve tons of bird food for looking stunning!!! Everyone did brilliantly!! Me and Charlie enjoyed the film very much, thank you!

    Awwww we heard about lovely Whicky Wuddler and also sweet Annie and have visited both to leave some purrs and prayers. Take care

  5. That was a flock and a half! I turned the sound up full and heard some honks! lol @ the shaky photographer. Well done!

  6. Gotta love watching the geese, all of them! I was very sad to hear about handsome Whicky and sweet Annie. We will remember them both forever.

  7. Sorry to hear about your friends. Cool video. Those are like a zillion geese, BOL Hope it cools down for you
    Benny & Lily

  8. That was a lot of goose. Seems like a long summer because so many animals have crossed the bridge.


  9. Just think of all the goose snakhks they leave!

    Sorry about your furiends ;-(

    PeeEssWoo: Woo get a shoutout on my FrEYEday khorner post!

  10. Thank you so much for your hugs and purrs and wags, and for putting Annie's picture up on your site. We miss her tons, and keep thinking of all her habits and little quirks and how she would talk, and would want a drink of water at the sink, and a whole lot of other things that we miss daily now.

    Us and Maw and Paw

  11. Wow! Dat sure iz alotta Geese ^..^
    We liked you movie, we thought the narration waz furry funny ....hehehe

  12. Could a cat eat a goose? Just thinkin'.. We'd like to try, we're sure they wouldn't miss just one.

    Thank you for including Whicky in your post and for your kind hugs, tailwags & purrs. He was a an especially good bro'

    Gerry & Oliver
    (keen to try Goose)

  13. I think your mum did great and captures them well. I know you all enjoyed the smells and sights and you all did well too. I was sorry to heaar of two more lovelies gone to the bridgee. So much sadness around and I send love to their families. Hugs GJ xx

  14. I think your mum did great and captures them well. I know you all enjoyed the smells and sights and you all did well too. I was sorry to heaar of two more lovelies gone to the bridgee. So much sadness around and I send love to their families. Hugs GJ xx

  15. Wonderfull blog,
    Greeting from Belgium, Louisette with 2 golden retriever , one cat

  16. Happy birthday to Percy (Saturday)...according to the CB!

  17. Just stop by to say " Happy birthday to Percy !!!! "
    I hope you have a wonderful day

  18. Happy Birthday Percy!!!!!

    Geese are very noisy aren't they. Fenris loves to chase them when they fly over his yard.

    We are very sad about Annie and Whicky going to the bridge.

  19. That was quite the gaggle of geese! So glad you were finally able to capture them! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  20. Great video - made us hoot - or honk? We have new kitties! Come meet the Mrreows! T.

  21. Wow was that a lot of geeses! Also, thank you for reporting about Whicky Wuudler's passing. Mom had missed that on the CB, so we went over and gave our condolences.

    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky (& fosters Joan, Jett, Braveheart, Panda, and Domino)


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