Monday, April 13, 2009

Scooter and Harley


Scooter is one of Bonnie and Clyde's goslings. He was so big inside his egg his feet didn't have room to stretch out. When he was hatched the feet were crunched up against his body and he scooted everywhere. After a couple days it was hard for Scooter to keep up with his siblings and he would get left behind. We decided to bring Scooter inside and see if we could help him. When we went out to get him it was like Bonnie and Clyde knew and they led the other goslings off to the side and just stood there while we got Scooter. They didn't hiss or try to attack us at all. To keep Scooter from being lonely we went to tractor supply and brought home a duckling. Since we had a Scooter we decided to name the duckling Harley. Harley and Scooter became fast bosom buddies. Harley actually nudged Scooter to stand and to start walking. In a couple of days Scooter was walking like a normal gosling. We decided to put him back with his family. They took him and were fine for several hours, then they decided they didn't want him after all. They pushed him away from them and wouldn't let him be with his siblings. Back he came to be with his buddy Harley. Harley and Scooter are now in their own little pen in the backyard chasing bugs, swimming and just enjoying life. They haven't noticed or care that they are different. They don't care that Harley is bigger right now. They don't care that Scooter will one day be lots bigger than Harley. They are just happy to have each other.

26 comments:

grammy said...

You always have the most interesting stories. I will have to show this to my girls. (o: We had 2 baby ducks once and it was so much fun. They can make so much noise in the bathroom tub. They went to live on a farm as was pre planned.

Rosa said...

I don't know how you just don't squeeze 'em to bitzy. They are just tooooooo cute!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh what a sweet story, Peggy... Harley and Scooter are the best of friends. Just how special is that!!!!!

Thanks for the sweet story..
Hugs,
Betsy

Small Pines said...

Ah! Those birds in a bucket are so cute! Adorable. So neat that you were able to find a friendly solution to Scooter's problem. It will be really interesting to see these two waddling alongside each other when they are full grown. LOL

Granny said...

That is such a cute picture of Scooter and Harley swimming in the pan. The stories of you share of the daily happenings on your farm are something I always look forward to.

Barbara said...

Peggy, the baby ducks are too cute for words, we bought some more grown one at the fea market this weekend, so we now hae 8. Love to watch them on the pond.

Hope things are going good for you.

Opal said...

How sweet to have a friends that don't care about their differences. It is sad that Scooter was not welcome by his family, thankfully he has Harley.

Anonymous said...

Mom,
Me and Joseph were working on the goat fence AGAIN (long story) anyways. Joseph started laughing and said look. We had all the goats in their barn/pen while we were working on the fence. Justin climbed in and was hugging and kissing them saying we will let you out soon.

~Tonia said...

I had to read this one out loud to my girls they loved it!!! Such a sweet story!!

Mildred said...

What a precious story and the sweetest pictures Peggy. Hope you have a good day.

Pam said...

Oh, they are just the cutest!
It's always such fun to visit here-you always give my day a lift!
Hope you enjoyed a beautiful Easter.
Blessings,
Pam

PEA said...

Awwww they're so very precious, sis, and thank goodness you went and got Harley to keep Scooter company. You really should be writing children books with all your animal stories:-)

Sounds like it was a lovely peaceful Easter at Hidden Haven. I've caught up reading your last few posts and as always, a true pleasure:-) Love you sis. xoxo

Christy said...

What a sweet story. I'm glad they have each other.

Kritter Keeper said...

i just stumbled upon your blog this morning and i love it! i love your nature's background 'music' and wanted to do that with my blog. your duckies are so sweet! my sister in fl. takes in 'stray' ducks from the rescue down there and has 30plus. she lives on a big lake and feeds the babies until they are teenagers and can no longer be eaten by the herons. great blog!

JoyceAnn said...

That's such a wonderful story , glad his feet are o.k and he has a wonderful friend to keep him company.

I love your blog and the critter stories !

~ Many Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

sweet story Peggy, I think y'all are so wonderful to your animals, makes my day.

DayPhoto said...

I just love coming here! I love your gentleness and care for all your animals, and I love how your share it with us.

I thank you daily for your posts.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
wouldn't it be nice if humans could accept others who are different and Love them!
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Patricia said...

May they be the best of buddies forever :)

Dana said...

That story was so sweet it made me cry. You should turn these farm experiences into childrens books about lessons in being different but the same. I love this so much Im going to have my daughter read todays post. Thanks Peggy

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful story of friendship. Also all my lovely soap arrived and they all smelled so nice, thank you so much.

Have A Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl

judypatooote said...

What a cute story....it's almost like the ugly duckling...they look so cute together....have you started writing your book yet....you know, I told you before, that you are a born story teller, and you have the pictures to put with the story....I know you could put me first on the list to buy one.... In fact, just copy the stories on your blog and send them to a publisher...please! judy

Heidi said...

What a couple of cuties!!! goslings are so ugly they are cute! *snort* Sure missed you! I have been MIA due to a computer belch...

Jess said...

Precious....I had Jason come in here and read it too!!!

How sweet...and a good call for you guys to take him away from his family, and also to get him a buddy!

Lots of love, Jess

meggie said...

O Peggy, what an absolutely lovely story. It is amazing how much kinder animals can be to each other, compared to some humans.
Thankyou for sharing.

Mary said...

Peggy,

Differences mean nothing in critters or humans when the babies are young. When looking at the world through their eyes, they are just friends. Lovely photos and the goslings are so cute, as are Scooter and Harley.

Blessings,
Mary