Saturday, November 27, 2010
Goose in the Bathroom
Before you go ick, you should know that geese are the cleanest farm animal there is. They don't carry mites or fleas like chickens can, unless they are kept in the dirtiest conditions and can't avoid it (our geese are kept very clean, as geese go). They are fastidious about themselves. They also don't carry disease or sickness. Their biggest cause of illness? Attack by other animals. Geese are kept as indoor pets by many people for this reason--diapered, of course--and are loved by many people for how wonderful they are. So it's not a big deal for her to be in the house.
However, I did thoroughly clean the bathtub and floor afterwards.
After her grooming session, Ginger decided to do what she now normally likes to do, now that her wing is out of service to tuck her head under. She tucked it into another warm place--my shirt.
I took pictures, so you can see that I don't make these things up.
She's a good girl and very affectionate.
This is not abnormal behavior for her anymore. She loves hiding in my shirt. Or sweatshirt hood. Whatever she can get her beak into. It's warm, and she goes right to sleep.
We sat like this for quite a while, me and my goose necktie.