If the early bird gets the worm, the early geese get ... the frozen pond. We had two very confused geese land on the pond on Thursday morning, only to discover it was still mostly ice. They kept walking around it, not sure what to do. I could imagine the one goose saying to the other, "But the travel guide said this pond would be open water this time of year!" Usually the pond is free of ice by now ... and in fact, as of this morning, it finally is. But too late for those two -- they soon flew off. If they were heading north, though, they might be disappointed with their next accommodations.
Shelter Challenge -- $1,000 For The Animals!
Thanks to all of your votes, we placed first in New Hampshire by a wide margin in the spring contest and and won the $1,000 state prize! That is fabulous! I hear Widget woo-woo-wooing her thanks as well. (Oops, maybe that's just her asking where brunch is.) In any case, on behalf of all these wonderful animals here, THANK YOU for helping to bring in so much money for them!