Thank you to Esther from Green Acres Bed and Breakfast for sending me a current pic of Swift Current's favorite goose. You can see him in his makeshift pen.
Some call him Mr. Goose, I call him Greg. As you may have read in the Booster, the popular goose is no longer residing in Elmwood Park.
Dave and Ether Green sent me the following note:
Mr.Goose (likely a Pomeranian Goose) was born on the Kyle Hutterite Colony, came to
School and at Easter moved to Green Hectares Bed & Breakfast just east of the Hospital. For 3-4 months, he swam freely on the SC creek and attracted many species of waterfowl. He had a wonderful personality, came when called, entertained our guests and was great friends with the wild ducks and geese, although he did chase the pelicans away. His buddies had a sad encounter with the coyotes and Mr.Goose remained alone. When we discovered he had swam upstream (it takes us 3 hours to canoe downstream on that stretch of creek) to take up residence at
Elmwood Park, we felt he would be safe there and left him for the public to enjoy. Last week when we were informed that some youth were harassing him, we decided it was time to bring him home.With winter coming, we have found a new home for him on a farm with a wide variety of small animals and caring people who have suitable facilities to care for him in cold weather.We would like to thank all the residents who treated Mr. Goose with respect and are grateful for the care he was given.
Dave & Esther Green
I did ask if Mr. Goose would be served with mashed potatoes this weekend.
"we really couldn't imagine having him share Thanksgiving"
Over the weekend, our favorite Goose moved from his kennel at Green Hectares to a more open location:
"he moved to his permanent home with Chris and Sandra Strieb, where he will have ample space, loving care, many new animal friends. Sandra will be sending you an update of his new surroundings.