Saturday, March 19, 2016

GOOSE EGG thingy...

OKAY..... Just beclaws We LOVE Kismet...  we will put the Goose Egg Story Up HERE TODAY fur your Entertainment...    






NOTE:   the ABOVE picture is of ME... Frankie Furter...  when I was in a Community Stage Play...   One of the Actresses...  had to Hold me... while we did our Pawts...    Being in the Play was FUN.....
    NOW fur my goose egg STORY:
Oscar’s Egg Rescue
By: Frankie Furter Price
April 2009
Oscar and his family live in the country. He can run and play in his yard, but is never supposed to go to the thicket without his people because other animals make that area their home. Oscar’s people don’t want him to frighten them away.
One day Oscar was digging a delightful new hole when he caught a strange scent in the air. He knew he shouldn’t leave the yard but he couldn’t resist the urge to follow his nose.
He was very careful about where he walked. He made his way into the thicket and down to the edge of the brook. Normally Oscar would be running and splashing in the tummy deep water. Not this time. He was looking for whatever was making that strange smell.
It didn’t take long for his mighty dachshund nose to find the source. Lying right out in the open was the largest egg he had ever seen. Oscar moved closer and was shocked to detect the egg’s warmth. All the eggs that he had ever been around had come out of the refrigerator and were quite cold.
Oscar could sense fear in the air. He took several steps back. That was when he saw the largest bird he could imagine. He knew it was a bird but it wasn’t doing any of the things birds normally do. It was sitting down. It wasn’t moving a muscle. The poor thing was looking right into Oscar’s eyes and it was terrified.
It took several minutes for Oscar to think the situation through. He finally realized that what he was seeing was a mother goose whose egg had rolled away from her nest. She was truly frightened, but not for herself. She was afraid for her egg. Oscar gradually came to realize that the egg was warm because it had been in its nest until he had startled its mother. She must have moved just enough to cause the egg to roll away. Oscar recognized the situation and took responsibility for it. This was his blunder and he had to do something to fix the situation.
Oscar didn’t know anything about hatching eggs, but he did remember how his own mother had taken care of him when he was a pup. She would curl up around him and his brothers and sisters and keep them warm.
Oscar slowly moved toward the egg then lay down and curled around it as he remembered his mother doing. He would keep the egg warm and safe until he could return it to the nest.
Oscar’s people didn’t see him and began calling. They called and called but Oscar didn’t move. The miserable mother goose didn’t move either. Oscar needed for her to fly away so that he could return the egg to its nest. He hoped that his people would come looking for him and that they would cause the goose to fly.
He hated not answering his people’s calls and whistles. Oscar knew they would be worried about him. Their calls were getting louder. That meant that they were getting closer. His heart was beating very fast. He watched the mother goose. She was beginning to stir.
Oscar’s frustrated people were getting closer. One of them suddenly clapped their hands very loud. That startled the goose enough to cause her to fly.
Oscar didn’t waste a second, he got up and began pushing the egg with his nose. He didn’t have far to go, but needed to work carefully. He had seen how easily an egg could be broken and ruined. Oscar saw that there were two other eggs in the nest. He only needed one more push to make it three once more. He gave it his best effort. That was all that was needed.
Oscar jumped away from the nest and ran as fast as he could toward the sound of his people’s voices. He wanted to look back to be sure the egg had not rolled away again, but felt that he had to get as far away as possible so that the mother would return to her nest.
Oscar’s people were so relieved to see him that they didn’t notice the goose as it flew to her nest. Oscar saw it though, and he was thrilled.
Oscar thought of the goose and her eggs every day. He wondered how they were doing. He resisted the urge to go to the thicket and check on them. What he did instead, was spend almost every day sitting on top of the hill that overlooked the area. He watched and he hoped that his efforts had been enough.
After days and days of keeping his vigil Oscar finally gave up. He went back to his long abandoned hole and began digging once again. Oscar made some progress, he was finally down far enough to be in damp earth making his frantic clawing easier, when he was startled by loud wing beats. He dropped to the bottom of the hole just as a large goose and three smaller ones flew directly over him. As they began to climb higher in the sky he could have sworn that their honking sounded as though they were calling his name.
                                                           THE END

This is a work of fiction based on a real life experience. In the spring of 2008 the author did find a goose on her nest. She had actually lost one of her eggs. The author scampered back to his people and led them to the sad scene. He was quite interested in the unfortunate egg but did not go close to it. The author watched as his people quickly took a couple of pictures then left the nesting area undisturbed.
The actual event took place along the shore of Burr Oak Lake. The author’s people had beached his pontoon boat so they could fish, while he enjoyed some, on shore, exploration. Beach combing is one way the author relaxes when he isn’t writing.
When the sculptor, Mr. Alan Cottrill, chose his goose for the author to base a story around, it seemed natural to meld a bit of reality with a touch of fiction. As with the text, some of the photos are authentic and some show the author in a staged setting.
To learn more about the author visit his blog at:
Frankiefurterprice.blogspot.com
To learn more about the sculptor visit his website at:
www.alancottrill.com
     These are his Sculptures of Canada Geese...  that Helped to Inspire my story...


THESE are Pictures of the ACTUAL EVENT....  I found the Momma Goose   and then saw the EGG that had rolled out of her nest...

 I was very Careful... not to Touch the Egg...    butt I SCREAMED fur MOM to come and HELP...
 Here is the Egg...  it was about 2 feet from the WATER of Burr Oak Lake... in OHIO...  
 SADLY.... when we got to the Ranger Station...   he told us that MOM did the RIGHT THINGY... do not Disturb...   the egg would never have hatched...    And just like mom TOLD me... IF she had shooed the Mom away and replaced the egg...   she would never have allowed it to STAY... she would have Rolled it Out ON PURPOSE...     and Worst Case...  may have even refused to Ever return to her clutch of eggs.  
SO it didn't have a very good REAL ending.      I was VERY VERY SAD fur the mom and fur Egg.

THERE YOU GO.....      a Fiction Story... that I based on TWO very REAL thingys...  
    I hope that Kismet sees this and that it doesn't make her Sad.  

16 comments:

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, what an eggcellent adventure tail! Boy, you spin a great yarn and I love this story. How cool you saw the mom and her eggie and the sculpture.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

Mark Muller said...

what a wonderful story about taking care of others... even when they have no fur butt feathers!!! Apaws Apaws! I know a girl what became my mom later who grabbed a supermarket egg from the fridge to hatch it in her grampy's bed... no chicklet appeared just an angry grampy who got a weird decoration and a super angry granny who had to change the bedding :O)

Madi and Mom said...

Standing ovation Bravo clapping wildly.We thank Kismet for asking for a repeat of this fabulous story!! My peeps walk at the mall or outside around the mall 5 days a week.
The mall is F U L L of Geese and they squawk too. Every so often they see babies but never an egg.
Frankie you are for sure a Celebrity you have a wonderful stage presence too. And you are looking very loving at your stage lady.
Hugs madi your bfff

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story!

Kismet said...

The tears are streaming so much that my wings are soaked.

Robin Whiskers said...

I found this to be very interesting! You're awesome, Frankie!

Your Dachshund pal,
Christmas

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That was a great story about Oscar, Frankie. And too bad about the real egg, but nature has its ways that are tough to understand.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Dory and the Mama said...

That is one of or most favorite stories ever, Frankie!! Thanks so much for sharing it again!
Smileys!
Dory Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Mitch and Molly said...

What a wonderful story, Frankie. We just loved it!

C.L.W.STEP said...

What a sweet story! You should make a book out of it.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is a great story - we agree - maybe a book :)

MilitaryPugWife said...

What a great story!!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Frankie Furter Price - you are pawsome at both the real and the fiction of life!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Millie and Walter said...

That sure was a great story. We liked hearing about your real encounter with the goose egg too.

LBJ said...

What a great story! Thank you for brightening my day (and my doorstep - your pressie arrived!)

Hugs
Abby Lab

M. K. Clinton said...

What an eggs-elent adventure. It is sad that the egg had to be kicked out of its nest but that is the way nature works sometimes. ♥