Friday, April 16, 2010

Where the term "GOOSED" originated...

Very bad attitude...I shall call him Bob.

We're walking along, having a nice quiet walk, watching the birds flit to and fro(corny, eh?) when all of a sudden this gargantuan Goose of the Canadian variety let's loose with a honk from hell! The Doodles feared for her life and I assured her I would protect her...and be right behind her, to insure nothing would happen...to my camera...shhh.

So, Bob here decided he didn't like this pipsqueak of a Canada Goose on his turf at Magee Marsh and gave him a piece of his mind, while taking a few pieces of Shorty. Not a nice goose...

After a short chase under the fence and into the water...a little 'nip' on the neck...

Followed by a twist of the neck...

And then a back flip...

The stranger thinks he has escaped neath the splash of water...

Aha! Discovered! Now the chase is on!...

Much honking and splashing and general obnoxiousness ensues...

And there it is! The origination of the term "Goosed!"
Please note the expression on the 'goosee'...if you could read his beak, he would be saying
"WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

Now you can tell your friends you learned something today. Don't you feel smarter?

*By the way Bob the Goose had a band on his leg. He is listed as a 'Large' (duh!) Canada Goose and was banded in Ohio on the 27th of June in 2007...just in case you were wondering...