Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cheerieooo-"OH CANADA!" Goose

Itty Bitty and Gibby came into my room this morning at 7:20 a.m. 

IB: What do you want to do this morning?
ME: I want to go to the park and feed the geese Cheerios. 
IB: Ah. (I love how he never looks at me like I've just said the most outrageous thing in the world.  He so accepting!) Well, get dressed.

As I've been tidying my way through cupboards, I pulled out many boxes of cereal, opened - but not likely to ever be eaten, and instead of throwing them out, I thought a trip to the park to see the Canada geese would be a nice outing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q #1: Do geese like people?

A: No, but they like Cheerios, and will therefore tolerate people.

Q #2: Will geese eat from your hand?

A: Yes, and if permitted, will eat your hand.  They swarm like sharks at a feeding frenzy.  This morning, I had my pinky halfway down a gander's throat, but managed to get away without loss of limb.

Q #3: What do geese sound like?

A: Generally, they honk.  If they feel like they've been shorted on their share of Cheerios, they stick out their little pink tongues and hiss (like THAT kind of behaviour will be rewarded! but might be intimidating to shorter people)  When a flock see you have a bag of Cheerios with you, the sound of their collective little goosey feet flapping on the pavement as they come running sounds like a heard of elephants.

It is a lovely morning, and we enjoyed strolling through the park, and looking at the birds, turtles, fish, and FROGS!


  1. What a fun outing! Has previous surveys revealed that Cheerios are the all time winner of "food of choice"? I wonder if the marketing dept of General Mills should be let in on the secret?!!! ;-))) So happy you had a delightful day...wonderful photos!

  2. I am so glad to have found your blog, it always has something to make me smile.

  3. You know, I have never actually seen a real frog on a lily pad! Way cool! And what a good idea for stale cereal!