ALICE & PHEBE
This page was set aside for our sweet, now outdoor pets, Alice and Phebe. However, one day when they were about 3/4 grown, (pubertyish) Alice and Phebe went out for a bath and to play with the other waterfowl. Nothing unusual. However, that day, they decided they did not want to come back inside. I called as I always did. No. So why make them unhappy? Here we are a year later and they live happily outdoors with all the other animals. Alice comes in for visits, and will stay quite a while, but in the end, she wants to be with the other animals outdoors.
Soooooooo. The Spring of 2012, actually early February, three Trufted Roman Pullets (females). One will stay in the house as a housegoose named Dinah (won't you blow your horn) Soar (as in fly) and or of course Dinosaur. This page will be about her and her adventures. I already bought a new Pet Carrier for her and have been crafting new Diaper Holders for her.
Scroll down to see photos of Dinah in the Easter Basket to record her growth. I took photos in the same basket (as in this photo) to show her growth, how very fast they grow.
THE ADVENTURES OF DINAH SOAR, THE HOUSEGOOSE!
Dinah arrived on February 9, 2012, one day old. Along with her I ordered two others and a few chicks that came with them, to keep the goslings warm while shipping and after.
HOORAY FOR SUPER 8!
February 12, 2012
Dinah, and the other baby birds (all also named Dinah right now), Joy our
Cocker Spaniel, Deron and I went to Rapid City to spend two days. When Deron asked about the Pet policy at Super 8, they did not say that Goslings and Chicks were not allowed, just to keep dogs and cats on leashes. Here is Dinah calling for Room Service.
Dinah also got to go for her first ride in the Pet Carrier, front carrier into Pet Smart. The photos above are of Dinah shopping (her eyes look funny in the photos), it is the camera~and once you leave, a person uses the photos they have. Some photos better then no photos.
Shopping for Dinah at the Salvation Army!
February 13, 2012
I love Thrift Stores, Garage Sales, Moving Sales and when people throw away good items out on their curb. I have always been like this. When I was a kid in grade school I would stop at Garage Sales while walking home from school. I can not even begin to tell you all the great things I have bought for little money. But for my animals, and trick props and crates and beds and toys, the best place to shop is used. Wash up the items, if needed and you spent little to have much. I don't think I have bought one crate new, and man, I have had many in ever size made. So when I decided that Dinah needed a stroller, of course, I was going to buy a used child's stroller for her.
Goslings Learning To Ride In Their Stroller
February 14, 2012
More and more people are putting their pets in a stroller, first made for human children, now for pets, and taking them along with them all over the place. This is a safe place for them to ride and many have netting over the front so that the pet can not get out and strangers can not reach in. The strollers are a nice item for short legged pets, or pets that need to be in your arms but get heavy to ride in.
These photos are of my goslings (each still named Dinah at this point) first ride in the stroller I bought for $1 at a Thrift Store. I wanted to start getting the goslings used to riding in the stroller right away and plan to give them a little ride each day for a while, just around the house.
Dinah Learning To Wear A Hat
February 15, 2012
Dinah is learning to wear a hat and pose in it. Cute, ey?
Dinah Learning to Come When Called
February 16, 2012
I have information on how to train your goose to come when called on our Geese Learning Tricks page here at this site. Dinah had her first lesson today and did great. That and riding around the house in her stroller.
February 17, 2012
February 18, 2012
My Oh My! This day was lovely even in NW SD in mid February! I wore a T-Shirt, so I diapered the goslings and took them for a little ride around their home. They had never seen outdoors before, they were always in a closed box of one sort or another to keep warm. If you look close at the last photo you will see one of the goslings got out of the stroller and was walking toward our horses.....no worries, our horses, well, our animals, are used to babies.
February 20, 2012
This is Dinah modeling a dress that I made for the pattern so I could offer the pattern FREE on www.HouseGoose.com for Lawn/Live Geese. I think she makes an adorable model!
Getting Ready To Be On The Front Page!
February 21, 2012
This is Dinah modeling for the upcoming St. Pat's Day holiday. March 1rst her photo will go on the front page of this and other websites. She was so good during this photo section, I was very pleased. Can you believe how much she has grown!?
This morning we took a few photos of Dinah, but Dinah Mite. I have been calling all three of the goslings "Dinah". So today, I split them out. An efriend had the idea to add a different middle name to each. So, as it stands right now we have Dinah Soar, the smallest and sweetest, the little love, the one that likes to sit on my lap and talk to me; Dinah Mite, the largest and the one that loves to bite, everything, bite, bite, bite, and the middle sized Dinah Mo who also wants to be Dinah Soar but does not follow me or come when called as well as the littlest one. I am working with each of them in case anything changes.
Dinah Visits The Pet Store
February 25, 2012
Dinah went for a fun trip to the Pet Store. I only took two goslings inside the store, only two so I could watch them more closely. Deron came too and walked Joy our Cocker Spaniel. You can see in the photo that someone came up with a dog and just let it walk right up to us....even though we were taking photos and had goslings in a stroller. Good thing it was a pretty nice dog. If you look at the second photo you can see both Joy and Dinah watching the dog walk up. In the third photo Deron said Dinah looked at him like "Dad, there's a dog over here."
Just Taken a Couple of Photos
February 27, 2012
I like these two photos. We were trying to get a shot for the "Growing in the Basket" series. I think the one of her Stepping Out is adorable!
February 28th Note: Sadly, a day after these photos were taken, this little gosling died. She was fine all morning, eating, drinking, playing, pooping, as goslings do, then she was just dead. I know it happens. But it really hurts when it happens at your own house. She will be sadly missed. We changed the remaining gosling's name (Not Dinah Soar) who was formally known as Dinah Mo, to Lizzy.
Another Trip To Rapid City
March 1, 2012
Dinah and Lizzy had such fun going to (they like the ride in the truck), shopping in, and staying over in Rapid City. What was their favorite part? Swimming and playing in the Motel Pool. They had such fun splashing and drinking and dunking in the pool. You know those pools, just the right size for a gosling and right in the rooms. (bathtubs)
Deron also told me to go ahead and buy a Pet Stroller. This is my Birthday Month. Deron makes the whole month fun. Like he said, it would take a couple of days time and then the materials to overhaul ours for a goose with mesh and a solid fabric lid that folds. And we are not sure the one we overhauled would work out after all we would need to put into it. Dinah and Lizzy are really good about riding in the stroller. I believe they like it.
March 9, 2012
Deron bought this for me to use for Dinah to ride in. It was a Birthday Gift. This one we really got for a great deal. It is brand new but has a front wheel error/issue, it shakes (like a bad shopping cart), so they sold them cheap and had my color! Deron will be able to fix the wheel set and Dinah will have a smooth ride.
Dinah Visits The Presidents
March 6, 2012
Rapid City South Dakota offers kind of a President Statue Museum on it's down town streets. People come from all over to visit this and Rushmore. Some stores have set up statues of their own. People often take photos beside the statues. We took Dinah to down town and had a ball with her. These are Presidents James Monroe and LB Johnson. This was the first time Dinah walked on a leash and people everywhere were getting such a kick out of her. We hope to take her photo with a couple of the statues each time we take her to Rapid City.
Dinah In Her St. Pat's in Rapid City, SD
March 12, 2012
We took Dinah to Rapid City, SD and I wanted to get photos of her in her St. Pat's Day outfit. As you can see in the photos she walks very nicely on her leash and people get a kick out of seeing her. The President statue is John Quincy Adams.
Dinah Goes With Us To Get The Mail
March 13, 2012
This is Dinah riding down to the mailbox in the truck. She is quite at home riding with us and she loves to go places. Now and again she stands and looks out the windows.
Geese, especially indoor or HouseGeese, need toys. If a goose dose not have toys it will find your stuff to play with. Many items can be deadly to a goose.
March 16, 2012
We have a small house so to get Dinah out and about and excersize and to use up some of her energy we take her for walks up the driveway and back. We get a big kick out of how she puts out her wings and loves to walk fast probably for balance....dose she think she is flying?????
Dinah Visits Crazy Critters Pet Store in Rapid City
March 23, 2012
Lately Dinah and I have been walking up to the top of the hill before we go to town. My back has been bothering me and that is the roughest area of the prairie so I walk not to get knocked around and hurt before we even leave, and I take Dinah with me so that she is a bit tired out before riding in the truck for an hour or so before we get to town.
We like to take Dinah to places where she can get out and walk around and meet people. Dinah walked in to Rapid City, SD's Crazy Critters Pet Store wearing her Busy Bee Diaper Holder. Deron went in first to make sure she would be welcome (and that there were no loose dogs) They not only welcomed her, they made a fuss over her, asked questions about her, and took her photo and asked if they could put it on the Facebook page. How KOOOOOL is that! Dinah did pretty well, but when I went to the other side of the room, with children between us and a dog over there, she kinda lost it. She also did not want to walk out the door (traffic noises and the dark door) but all and all, for a not yet seven week old gosling, I thought she did really well......and of course I thought she was quite cute!
Dinah Taking Another Walk (we do this often)
March 28, 2012
This is a walk we take often. Dinah needs to get out and stretch and so do I.
March 31, 2012
Here is Dinah taking her bath on a really beautiful day in NW SD. Then later when we took a little walk, here she is showing off her "Pretty Wings".
Took A Few Easter Photos Today
April 2, 2012
HAPPY EASTER GEESE!
Added On To The Pink Crocheted Dress & Added A Hat
April 4, 2012
If you look above you will see that I made this little pink dress for Dinah when she was small. I added it on to it, and again today added a few rounds and made a matching hat. She is pretty good about wearing a hat.....most of the time.
Getting Ready for Cinco De Mayo!
April 28, 2012
We took these today getting ready for Cinco De Mayo. One is for the growth basket photos.
Saturday was a beautiful day here in NW SD. Dinah was outdoors with Deron as Deron was working on our truck. Company came by. It was some folks that are buying property out here, but live in ND. Raya is our Farm Dog. After they were here a while Deron and I were showing them around the place. Raya and Dinah of course walked with us. When Raya would go over to the lady so that the lady could pet Raya, and the lady would reach for Raya, Dinah would step forward and give a warning sound. Dinah kept an eye on Raya the whole time, as if she needed help, Dinah would back her up. I thought that was really KOOOOOOL.
Growth Recorded in an Easter Basket
We took photos of Dinah every couple of days with the Easter Basket. As you can see she quickly became too big for the basket so I plan to take her photos by the basket. She is dressed for each Holiday, you will know by the outfits, this will give you an idea of the date the photos were taken.
-- The My Pet Goose Team
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