Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I've Had It!!!

I am SOOO done with Canada Geese. (Just so you know, that IS their real name. Early in our marriage Nate made sure that I knew that they are NOT Canadian Geese. They are Canada Geese.) The picture below is a typical scene outside our apartment window. Many of you are thinking, "Cute!" or "Fun!" And it was. Until about the 500th time they congregated in front of our apartment and hissed at me when I tried to get to my front door. They open their little mouths and this repulsive pink tongue hisses at me just like a snake would do. And then they run at me...I guess they think I want to kidnap their precious goslings. I counted 51 of them in a small area of our apartment complex the other day. And they leave messes all over the sidewalk. This especially becomes an issue when you have a toddler who scoots his bike along the above mentioned sidewalks and has learned to go around the poop but inevitably runs over some. And we aren't allowed to leave his bike outside. So it comes in the house. Gross. Needless to say, I am excited to move.
Disclaimer: we ARE a bird loving family. But there is a line. And the geese have crossed that line and pooped all over it. But don't worry, Jansen still loves them.

6 comments:

kiki comin said...

Booker was a bit sad by your distaste for "honkers"...maybe you need to spend some more time around him to gain his love of them..(or maybe we all do!):)

Sullivan clan said...

I understand completely, we have a bunch of birds (if Nate could identify them for me, I would use their correct name) which seem to be have some domestic disturbance issues in the nest in Monson's tree. They yak at each other, quite rudely, early in the morning and a few seem to fly off in a huff after a few minutes of badgering. They are really, really loud. (Obviously, for me to bothered by birds in the neighbors tree) Ask Nate what I can do to help solve the domestic disputes of this bird family. Maybe there is a show on Animal Planet...Animal Psychologist.."Dr. Bill" perhaps.

Anonymous said...

i bought you one of those geese that you can dress for the holidays for a housewarming gift! it's life-size and can sit on your new porch! love, mom

Ashley said...

It makes me laugh how similar Nate & Peter are sometimes. Peter also made it very clear early on in our relationship that they were Canada Geese and that they are only Canadian if they are residents of Canada. Oh, tell Nate we had California Quails in our backyard a few days ago...they are so rare in Washington Peter had to pull out his bird book to make sure he wasn't seeing things.

Cara said...

You are going to love your new place! Also remind me to talk to Nate about getting rid of our birds in our front yard. They leave us a present or two on our cars every day. I truly feel your pain.

Andy said...

Angie you so funny, Dr Bill...geez