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Added May 16 2018

Great Article!! Hurray for you!!

  • I never thought Mary Schmich was much of a writer until I read this one!!

    And good choice on the 'song'...(I sing 'The Boys are Back in Town' to my newly adopted senior male bonded guys....)

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Ha! Yes Kittyhop, it IS me! Lol! I have clearly lost my mind and have become a crazy goose lady! Lol! We are hoping for a rescue tonight with people from the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors. Hope to get the whole family so they can be relocated to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center about 25 miles west of the city. Meanwhile I'm feeding them micro greens, lettuce, corn, peas and wheat grass! And yes, I sing to them. They seem to like it, lol! The goslings are getting so big SO fast! They are SO cute. My roof is a hot mess but that's ok. I'll power wash when they are gone! Please put up big prayers for a safe rescue tonight!

  • GOOD on you! (I had a pet goose in my 'other life' that would crawl in my lap to have me pet was great...)
    It is the BEST article I have months!!!!

    And thanks for doing that!!! (Usually takes a village...)

    Oh, I have a small power washer I can lend you.....

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Oh how cool! I wish they would all cuddle with me, but no way. But they are fairly cool with me. And lol, I DO have a power washer already thank goodness!

  • Thats awesome.

    There is also a new family of geese in the park I like to go see everyday. They hate my dog. Its fun to see them swim in a line with the parents as bookends.

  • What a great article! Thank you!

  • This article is so amazing! Jen, you’re the best! ♥️🐣

  • Marcy Derfler We live on Ridgeway near Montrose

    That is so cool!

  • Kittyhop - bonded boy dogs? cats? what? -- Congratulations to you and those lucky, lucky animals!! I had the pleasure of reading about Jen Baron and her rooftop geese yesterday & wholeheartedly agree; best bit I've read in quite a while.

    Chicago Bird Collision Monitors has a hotline (773 988 1867) to call if you find an injured bird. We've called to save quite a few. They give instructions on what to do with injured birds until help arrives --

    Jen, you ARE a wonderful human being!

  • NW...bonded SENIOR boy big, one little...Anti-Cruelty didn't think anyone would want a 12 & 8 yr old..2 once...they are the BEST dogs ever!
    (And when I went back to pick them up, someone had paid for their adoptions fees!-but 'we' did the same so 2 of their friends could be adopted as well....)
    2 weeks and great company!
    I'm very lucky....
    (When I lost my 16yr old furry girlfriend a year ago, I didn't think I could 'rescue' again...but hurray!!)
    Thanks for the congrats!

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Awe! That is such a great story Kittyhop! I'm SO happy those bonded boys have you for their momma!!! NW-sider, thanks for sharing the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors #. They are a wonderful organization! My first experience but I cannot tell you how thankful I am for them. Thought I'd take this opportunity to also share that we had a very successful rescue last night!!! We were able to capture both parents and all 6 goslings! It was NOT easy and I was a stress mess. Thankfully the whole family had a lovely last supper on my roof of organic lettuce, micro greens and corn (momma Carlotta's favorite!) and the goslings all took little baths in a big bowl of water I'd brought up.( I probably have a thousand photos as well as videos) David from Bird monitors was great. Luckily I had two friends help. As I said, very stressful, parents were SO strong, poor babies scared as heck, but they are all safe now and probably as I write this they are being freed at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center about 25 miles west of the city where they can hopefully be safe and life beautiful Goose lives! I cannot tell you what a wonderful experience it was to learn about these magnificent creatures and get to know them up close and personal. My roof is a HOT mess, but I've got my power washer! And I am a little sad today. I'm going to miss them but I know we did the right thing getting the off the roof and to somewhere safe and beautiful!

  • True "Empty Nest Syndrome" Jen.
    Just takes a little time.

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    LOL! Thanks for making me laugh NW-sider! SO true! hahaha!

  • And I LOVE happy endings....

  • Great story!

  • Jayme Tipre Jayme Tipre

    What a great story, thank you!!

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