Saturday, May 11, 2013

4 NEW BABY GOOSES ON THE POND, OR WOULD THAT BE GEESES…..HEAVENS TO MURGATROYDS!!

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OUR NEWEST CANADA GOOSE FAMILY

Bottom dropped out of our temperatures these past couple days & we struggled to make 44F by this afternoon.  Looks like Sunday may be even colder & wet to boot.  Kind of a cool welcome for the 4 new baby Geese on the pond this afternoon.  Pheebs & I headed out for a walk & on approaching the nest we walk by every morning I noticed both Mama & Poppa Goose walking the short distance from the nest to the pond.  Walking beside them were the pair of Mallard ducks that have remained near them this past week.  And tucked right in behind Mamma Goose were 4 fuzzy little baby Gooses.  Or would that be Geeses?  Ok, so it’s Goslings.  But they still look like little Gooses.  The Mallards took to the air splashing down a short distance away while Mamma, Poppa, & the kids slid gracefully onto the pond.  Well, the little guys kinda ker-plopped into the pond.  One very proud looking family indeed. 

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NOTICED ON OUR MORNING WALK THIS MORNING PAPA GOOSE WAS STAYING UNUSUALLY CLOSE TOO MAMA GOOSE ON THE NEST

Noticed a couple fellow RV Bloggers are in an area now that Kelly & I really enjoyed back in the Fall of 07. GOOD-TIMES-ROLLIN & OH, THE PLACES THEY GO! have been traveling around the Bryce Canyon & Cannonville area. I first traveled through this part of Utah just over 20 years ago & of course it immediately became another one of my all time favorite places. In 07 Kelly & I hiked WILLIS CREEK SLOT CANYON, climbed GROSVENOR'S ARCH, drove the scenic road from CANNONVILLE TO BOULDER & BACK, & hiked our way down into BRYCE CANYON. Those were great days for us & our first trip in our new to us Damon Motorhome. Not often we stay at RV Parks but we did stay at a KOA in Cannonville for a few days while we explored the area. Only 2 rigs in the whole Park & the other folks coincidentally turned out to be a fellow Canadian couple from London Ontario just an hours drive from Bayfield. They too were on a maiden voyage with their truck & Cardinal 5th wheel. We met them again a few months later in Ajo Arizona. Hi to Mike & Maureen out there if your still reading:))

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THIS WAS MY FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE BABY GEESE THIS AFTERNOON AS THEY HEADED FOR THE WATER

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And what about that phrase, ‘Heavens To Murgatroyds’?  Well, that was one of SNAGGLEPUSSES'S 3 catch phrases.  Remember the other two…..Exit stage left & Exit stage right.  Wonder how many folks remember some of those likable cartoon characters from the good old television days of yesteryear.  I do:))

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GROANER'S CORNER:(( A guy comes home completely drunk one night. He lurches through the door and is met by his scowling wife, who is most definitely not happy. "Where the hell have you been all night?" she demands. "At this fantastic new bar," he says. "The Golden Saloon. Everything there is golden. It's got huge golden doors, a golden floor, the works, even the urinals are gold!" The wife still doesn't believe his story, and the next day checks the phone book, finding a place across town called the Golden Saloon. She calls up the place to check her husband's story. "Is this the Golden Saloon?" she asks when the bartender answers the phone."Yes it is," bartender answers. "Do you have huge golden doors?" "Sure do." "Do you have golden floors?" "Most certainly do." "What about golden urinals?" There's a long pause, then the woman hears the bartender yelling, "Hey, Duke, I think I got a lead on the guy that peed in your saxophone last night!"

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- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.

8 comments:

Dennis and Donna said...

I totally remember Snagglepuss..Down here in Chicago area we had a guy who did a TV show ...His name was Two Ton Baker...he was that big and played the piano...He had a sea serpent puppet named Bubbles, and his keynote song was, "Has anybody here seen Bubbles?, B U B B L E S..." Anyone from the Chicago area remember him???vintage 1950"s?????

Gypsy said...

I love the Canada geese, except when there are too many of them in one place and they make such a mess.

Sue and Doug said...

I remember Snagglepuss and the 'heavens to murgatroyd'!!
those little goslings are so cute!!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Hey Al you reminded me of a visit we had from a couple from Sherbrook , here at the Ranch, when his pretty was was getting in the fiver he decided to show me the difference between a Canadian Goose and an American Goose. Wow here in America we only have to use ON hand. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

George and Suzie Yates said...

Yep I think baby Gooses it is.
It will warm up again soon right?

Gay and Joe said...

Thanks Al for the mention. This is such a beautiful place. The weather should be perfect next week for doing all the things you and Kelly did on your stay here.

The gooses are so cute. We watched a family of them last week for awhile. Quite entertaining!

Hugs to Pheebes!

Jim and Sandie said...

Love your baby gooses. And I'm happy to say I do remember Snagglepuss - means the dementia isn't too bad yet.

Mike And Maureen Beaune said...

Yes Al, after all these years we are still reading, and enjoying, your blog on a daily basis.

I do believe we were your 12th follower, and I must say your list has grown tremendously since then.

Keep on blogging :))

MnM