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January 21, 2006

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Ferdinand, the Pet of the Day
Name: Ferdinand
Age: Nine weeks old
Gender: Male
Kind: African Goose
Home: Carrollton, Texas, USA
 
   We have always wanted a goose as part of our family. We love birds of all kinds and have several in our family so we thought a waterfowl would be awesome addition. We went to a place in South Dallas who had goslings and thought it would be hard to pick. Well, it turns out that Ferdinand picked us. All the others huddled together and he ran up to us and wouldn't move. Ever since, he follows us everywhere... Even into the shower! He is two weeks old in the bottom picture, enjoying his personal pond.

    He is adorable and now is honking up a storm. Geese take a lot of attention and time and must be around you at all times... so he travels with us, eats with us and sleeps with us. He wears a diaper (specially made for geese) so there is no mess. He stares at the refrigerator for minutes at a time when we are in the kitchen because we keep mustard greens on the bottom shelf and he doesn't want to miss out on an opportunity to grab some if we open it. That's the same dish in the top picture, where he is nine weeks old, and as you can see, he seems to be thinking - "I need a bigger pond!"

    He will be a part of our family for many many years.

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