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Message Number: 478 - Friday, November 25, 2016 16:45:26 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Patrick
City:  Springfield, MA
State/ Province:  MA
Country:  USA
Comments:

Hello!

I love canada geese, too!

There is a small lake where I live, and I've adopted 19 canada geese. 2 of them let me hold them. They are babies but fully grown. There is a big alpha male that I call "big-daddy". I am taking videos of when I hold the geese as I feed them seed. I feed them twice a day. I will let u know once I post some videos on YouTube. They are so special.

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Message Number: 477 - Saturday, November 12, 2016 13:02:13 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Guy W. Stoye
City:  Danbury
State/ Province:  New Hampshire 03230
Country:  United States
Comments:

Since discovering, in 2008, the "Love Canada Geese" website created by Choo Choo Love and her late husband, Earl Rosenbloom, we have remained in touch with Choo who is a most remarkable lady and probably the best friend Canada geese ever had or ever WILL have.

She has sent hundreds of e-mails alerting us of geese in trouble, needing rescue practically all over the continent. Sadly, none of the situations were near enough to us that we could go to try to help.

However, she has also sent word many times of goose killings that are planned by various organizations and towns. These alerts always include names and addresses and asking that we contact these people to try to stop them from these terrible actions. WE DO!

Good for you, Choo! Guy and Ann

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Message Number: 476 - Friday, November 4, 2016 18:27:26 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Mal Hotte
City:  Prescott
State/ Province:  Ontario
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Hey there. I'm Mal Hotte. I was really happy to find your website, because this spring we adopted a few day old Canada goose gosling that was running in panic on a highway. Hubby pulled over, I jumped out and nabbed her. We drove around looking for her family group, to no avail. It was very early in the spring and we were surprised to find a hatchling already; a week or two later they were everywhere. So we found ourselves as surrogate parents to a goose. The internet was amazing for info. We had her on expensive caged bird feed at first, with which she thrived on. However she began to get wobbly legged, and we learned that she needed a niacin supplement. As soon as we started that, she was cured. We called her Lucy. She is totally imprinted on me We searched for weeks to find a companion for her, as we worried she would be lonely. We eventually found a gosling who, at five weeks, was exactly her age. He is a Toulouse/ Sebastopol cross, also hand-reared. She hated him at first. Now they are very close. He is magnificent...a big farm goose with a beefy orange bill and lovely buff colours. His wing feathers are all curly and fluttery, he is non-flighted. He's also an idiot, very alarmist, running around like a victorian lady, honking her affront while hiking up her skirts. Lucy is much more calm and wily...she assesses a situation with a cocked head, deciding her course of action. For her own safety we clipped her right wing. She can still fly, but only short bursts and a foot of loft. She doesn't seem to mind. The two geese spend their days all around the house, free to roam. They love to poop on my front stoop, lol. We built a pen indoors for them, in our rough addition. (old stone house) with an access to an outer wire pen, for when we are away from the house. Winter is coming... I'm worried for them. No greens to eat (they love being hand-fed dandelion greens) and no pond. I'm guessing they're very adaptable, but It's me who will be fretting in the cold months. I'm going on and on...sorry. Just wanted to thank you for the site and stories and info. Hope to see more of the site soon......Mal

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Message Number: 475 - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 16:18:37 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Gregory B. Gallagher
City:  Montreal
State/ Province:  QC
Country:  Canada
Website URL (if any):  www.gregorybgallagher.com
Comments:

Dear Choo Choo - Thank you for keeping up this valuable website, Earl is watching over you (and the geese perhaps?).

Hope all is well with you.

Warmest Regards,

Gregory (& Linda Hart too)

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Message Number: 474 - Sunday, October 2, 2016 23:25:35 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Gary St Pierre
City:  Raymond
State/ Province:  Maine
Country:  USA
Comments:

I have a summer camp in Bridgton Maine on Adams Pond and all of my neighbor's hate the Canadian geese with the exception of our family. They want to kill them off and they surround the shared beach with a fence. It is sad. One owner got a license to kill them and I saw him kill a geese. Another owner was riding around in the middle of the day in a rubber boat killing the geese. I called the marine patrol and that person got fined $200.00 for not having valid permit. In the spring they want now to hunt the eggs and destroy the eggs. What a sad situation!

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Message Number: 473 - Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:34:18 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Ron Whalen
City:  Columbus
State/ Province:  Ohio
Country:  United States
Comments:

G*d has commanded us and ordained us to be stewards of His creation. We should always help these beautiful creatures where and when we can..ALWAYS!!

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Message Number: 472 - Thursday, September 8, 2016 09:06:09 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Irene Francis
City:  Holmes
State/ Province:  New York
Country:  USA
Comments:

Thank you for a WONDERFUL website. You've given me some incredibly helpful information, and hope, when I realize there are people like you in the world!

We have recently been befriended by the most extraordinary Canada Goose. She had a broken wing in the summer and is alone. Mainly she seems to want companionship. She joins us for drinks and sits politely at our side. I am very concerned about getting her through the winter if she cannot fly south - but I will make sure we do everything to assist her.

Like you, I have recently become vegetarian - how can we eat these creatures that feel the same emotions we do?

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Message Number: 471 - Monday, August 22, 2016 06:11:45 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Tina
City:  Horsham
State/ Province:  PA
Country:  USA
Comments:

What a great forum. Love reading all the stories from people who live geese as much as I do. Have been feeding them in my complex for 2 years now. They recognize me and honk outside my bedroom window in the morning for me to come out and feed them. Right now I've got a flock of about 15 juveniles eating like crazy every morning. It will be sad for me when they migrate but I know they'll be back next year. One way I've learned to keep the neighbors happy is sweep and wash up the sidewalk every morning after they eat. It's turned into a great routine with other people stopping near by to watch and admire but no grumbling about the droppings because they see I clean it up every day. Love my wild visitors!!!

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Message Number: 470 - Thursday, August 18, 2016 15:45:00 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Julie Robbs
City:  Hull
State/ Province:  Massachusetts
Country:  USA
Comments:

For the past month and a half myself as well as a neighbor have been caring for three Canada Geese. Upon inspecting these beautiful birds I realized that only one was truly injured, or so I thought. Two of them had no problem flying but the one small one just couldn't get it and that's when I noticed she was missing her primary feathers on one wing. She was truly at our mercy and the other two were her protectors. It broke my heart as I watched her/him struggle with simple tasks. We provided water, food and a somewhat safe place to rest yet they still wandered into the street which scared me to death. Today I've noticed that her/his wing feathers are finally growing and only have half way more to go. My problem now is the neighbor that WAS helping no longer wants them around. These birds have grown on me so much. They've listened to my conversations as they tug on my clothes like a little kid looking for a treat. They have consumed my daily routine but I don't care. All I want is for her or his feathers to grow back so she/he can finally fly and be a regular goose again. But I'm now working this battle alone, which makes it difficult. There is so much I want to know about these birds so I can try to educate the ignorant. And because I'm working on my own it's hard to try and keep them safe from the street and any night time predators, including my neighbors. It's sad to think anyone could intentionally harm an animal but those people are out there. All I want is for the three of them to fly, fly away, to a place where they are safe but nature is preventing that, at least for a little while longer. I wish someone would come and help these birds but no one wants to do that either. I can only continue to do the best I can protecting, watering and feeding them until they can ALL take flight but I'm only one person against many. There is a very special bond between myself and these three geese but my true happiness will come when I can say goodbye as they fly off in the sunset. Thank you for your article, it was truly a wonderful read.

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Message Number: 469 - Monday, August 1, 2016 18:24:31 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  i4getm
City:  Virginia beach
State/ Province:  Va
Country:  USA
Comments:

Thank you for this article. We have a pond where I work and we would feed the geese and their goslings but have had to find inventive ways lately because our co-workers complained. Ignorance is irritating. Our geese all have personalities. They trust only a few of us with their young and know we will never hurt them or their babies. We stopped feeding them for a couple of months, and true to your article, they didn't stay just because we were feeding them. They will be around in the daytime and leave at night.

All animals have a sense of good humans vs bad humans and our geese will not go up to anyone else but the few of us. We've had the same pair come back for 2 years now to nest and raise their goslings hich is amazing. Just wish there wasn't so much ignorance out there.

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