One Day I suspect we will have to leave the village.
Chris' career will, I am sure, necessitate the move to another University in another part of the country, but that day, I am sure, is not rearing it's worrying head just at the moment.
When it does, I will cope with the fact.
We did it once,
we can do it again.
The "short term" animals have a tendency to replace themselves easily. Hens, ducks,guinea fowl can always be found a new home or can be replaced. The dogs , the blind Cogburn and Albert can go anywhere, for they are more adaptable than humans, no, my only worry amongst the menagerie if we did have to move would be the geese.
My geese do possess a particular corner in my heart.
There is something very special about them.
I understand that much of this attachment comes from the fact that I hand reared the three females from goslings (see above video of Winnie and Jo after imprinting on me soon after hatching)
But, I also know that it also comes from the fact that geese can live to well into their 20s.....
It's a sobering thought when you realise that an animal will be with you longer than the average child stays with their parents.
Even dogs only remain with you a decade or so.
I had a dream this morning that we were off to live in Japan
(why the hell was I dreaming of Japan?)
Anyhow in the dream we set off in the Berlingo to drive to our new home (it's only 6000 odd miles!) with the dogs , cat and Rooster Cogburn all sat on the back seat ... and sitting in the boot, all calm and still and compliant were the geese.....
A Goose is not just for Christmas
In our CottageThey are .......well for...... life!