|Splash, Sergio, Geraldine and Sarah|
Last week, RASTA welcomed Geraldine to the flock - a very sweet goose with a deformed leg and therefore mobility issues, who had run out of options and needed a safe haven. After a few days getting to know the other farmbirds through a barrier, today she was let into the big yard to meet them face to face, carefully supervised by sanctuary owner Lucie and one of the Muscovy ducks.
|Geraldine: Hi! I'm Geraldine Goose. I'm new here!|
Muscovy: Yeah, whatever. Excuse me if I don't get up.
From across the yard, Sergio, Sarah and Splash (an inseparable threesome of two geese and a duck) eyed the newcomer.
|Oh, looky looky - the new kid is out here in the yard!|
After a few minutes, they waddled over to introduce themselves.
|Well, c'mon, we should go introduce ourselves!|
The four feathered fowl chatted with each other without any sign of animosity. Sarah seemed a little curious about Geraldine's disability, but Sergio soon set her straight:
|Geraldine: Hi, I'm Geraldine|
Splash: I'm Splash. I'm a duck.
Sergio: And I'm Sergio. Pleased to meet you!
Sarah: And I'm......oh my....she's got something wrong with her foot!
|Sarah! It's not polite to stare!|
After a few more minutes of chatter,
|And then, and then, you know what Lucie said next????|
The threesome decided Geraldine was welcome to share their turf, and they wandered off again, leaving her to continue getting acquainted with the rest of our farmyard friends.
|Well, nice meeting you!|
Welcome to the family! Talk to you again soon!