Geese cry foul … (make that “fowl”).

05-25-14 #2

While I enjoyed watching the Canada Goose family who clustered around me enjoying the morning treat I had provided for them, and, just as I reached into the bag for a third scoop to toss out, a couple of geese that had been grazing nearby, came waddling over to get a piece of the action. Within minutes there was much honking and carrying on. I tossed out more tidbits and the latecomers were eager to partake in the goodies, except one was so anxious for a treat that he stepped forward and cut the other off at the pass. Thereafter, much raucous honking ensued from the wayward pair, and one goose, clearly annoyed, starting hissing and sticking its dark-pink tongue out while flapping its huge wings in an effort to chase the other goose off. Such atrocious table manners! But all that huffing and puffing didn’t stop his counter-part from contentedly nibbling on the bread, so the rabble-rouser tried a different tactic … putting his head down low, and running as fast as he could on wide-webbed feet, he next started ramming his beak into the side of the other goose! I was amazed, and a little horrified, to have witnessed this “goosing” incident with me standing right there, so I quickly spread the rest of the bread and got the heck out of Dodge before I was the next target! It was only later, when I uploaded this photo, did I see that gorgeous graffiti in the background lending a little humor to the fractious pair … well, boo-hiss back at ya!

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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