Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Delores was right....

Well, I hate to say it, but Delores was right......
The owner of " The Bastards" returned today
He was clutching two bottles of wine
and a had on a slightly sheepish and hopeful expression
Apparently the pair had already attacked his diminutive wife and had knocked her to the floor
( never told me that when he dropped them off) and the couple didn't want them back

I was honest with the guy
I told him I would keep them short term but will be selling both birds on to a good home as soon as possible.
For cash!
Hey ho!
Go on people
Say it
We told you so!



46 comments:

  1. Oh John....I'm so sorry I was right.

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  2. No goose whispering then?

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  3. Shocking :)

    Maybe he thought you'd come to love the dear birds if you had them awhile?

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  4. They can be quite cantankerous!

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  5. I know that with all those creatures to care for you've had to be spreading it a bit thin, but I reckon that after a bit of TLC they'll be gently taking biscuits you hold between your teeth.

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  6. Sell them if you can. No one who reads this blog will buy the bloody things though!

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  7. Are they too old to eat?

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    1. They are now wary of me and will move away from me rather than threaten me...so that's progress

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  8. where you able to tame them at all?

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    1. They now give me a wide birth
      So they know who is the boss

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  9. if you cant sell them live, sell them for the meat?

    Maybe someone on here is a sign writer and will make you a sign saying no more animals or fowl thank you

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  10. Aww, they're gorgeous. Keep going with the behaviour therapy.

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  11. Having been on the receiving end of a grumpy goose attack that left me black and blue for almost 2 weeks I don't blame you one little bit for selling them on! I think you're very brave to take them on at all lol

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    1. My four other geese are delightfully sweet natured......but they were all hand reared

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  12. I am sure you will grow to love them and they you! That was a very cheeky thing the man did though knowing all along that he was going to 'dump' them on you!

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  13. Sympathy..I got suckered into taking on a neighbor's 2horse after a hardluck story...it would only be a few weeks turned into 8 plus. They dropped them off with a bale of crap hay and a small bag of feed.....I am learning to be more doscerning and say no when certain people are concerned...

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  14. As they are a matched pair try for twice the price.

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  15. Let me just say that the farmer is wearing a smug smile (and clothes I hasten to add )

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    1. Well I've stopped their aggression !

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  16. Well! At least you got a couple of bottles of wine - hope it was good wine.

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    1. I've donated them to the church bingo!

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  17. John, I am sure you could 'turn these two around' in a very short (yet frustrating) time!

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  18. Or as Sol says:
    "Maybe someone on here is a sign writer and will make you a sign saying no more animals or fowl thank you"
    Only juggle the words a bit "No more fowl animals, Thank You".
    I hope they behave a little better, and end up sticking around.
    ~Jo

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  19. "The Bastards" look exactly like a pair hubs and I had years ago. They were George and Gracie...and George was a total bastard! He attacked anyone and everyone. We were never able to calm his aggressive ways.
    So, at least you've made some progress!

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  20. A little taunting is needed with them John. Break their souls and they will be fine. Sad, but at least painless.

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    1. I have done that already Gary.
      They both needed to suss out who was boss.
      Now they do.
      They have a strict routine where I am in control of
      Both don't like it
      But they are behaving themselves

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  21. You've made progress. I vote for keeping them. You know you will, so just go ahead and say, The bastards are members of my family now. That's what I say about my siblings.

    Love,
    Janie

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  22. How much is a good goose and are these of eating age? I quite fancy a bit of goose!

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    1. They are only a year old.......hopefully I will get some money for them... Money which will pay the feed bils for a bit

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  23. They may fit in? Are they mean to the other animals? May have turned out differently with the proper rearing...

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    1. I separate them from the other waterfowl every morning.... They have already attacked Russell ( the lame gander) who is not tough enough to fight back... And they have almost killed a runner duck..... Thank goodness I was there... I gave both geese a swift kick up the arse when they caught the duck on the ground....

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  24. That fella probably reads your blog, or his wife knew someone who does. This sounds like a conspiracy... Sell the bastards for feed, I say! Think you should nip this in the bud before it gets worse. Word has gotten out! You are now a marked target of all things unwanted.
    (Just my two cents)

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    1. Sharon
      You take right
      They will be going
      But to a good home......( without vulnerable poultry)

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  25. I am sorry. And it sounds as if their good home can't include vulnerable people either.

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  27. I would have given them back. He should find them another home. Attacking your other animals is a no.

    cheers, parsnip

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  28. I'm sorry Delores was right. I hope you're able to find a good home for them (other than the Ukrainian Village).

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  29. One never sees an old goose. These two should find themselves in a black cherry sauce come about Christmas.

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  30. Hope you can find someone who will take them. A bit of cash is always welcome.

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  31. He's a cheeky sod, sell them for a good price, buy some feed for your lovely lot and a good bottle of wine for you and Chris.

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  32. I think their goose is cooked...

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  33. All will be better in the long run. People who can't handle animals, shouldn't have them, the fowl are better behaved, and you will find them a good home, they won't end up locked in someone's too small garden.

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