In the dark of a summer night the deed is done.
A theft? Vandalism?
No to both. Actually, it’s an addition — a gift of sorts. The decorative goose is placed with care beside the gazebo.
The next morning, walkers, and some of their dogs, blink and look again. “I don’t remember that from yesterday.”
A week or two later, the goose moves. She doesn’t go far. I think she’s testing out spaces to find the perfect spot.
What’s the phrase? “Go with the flow?” When a naked, decorative goose appears — dress her for the season.
Animals are included among the characters in the historical, sweet romance New Dreams. Horses are vital to both the story and the era. A farmer has milk cows — and a dog. Young pigs put in an appearance on wash day. But no geese are mentioned. If you had the space — would you raise geese?