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.