My little pal Goose is growing up so fast.
It's hard to believe that only a month ago he was egg-sized.
Just two weeks ago he was still small enough to sit on my husband's shoulder while they watched TV together.
He's lost most of his baby yellow and is starting to get the first real feathers on his wings. They sort of look like angel wings against his downy body.
Having been raised in the house, Goose has no idea that he's a duck. He sleeps at our feet, begs for attention when we walk by, and yes, sits on our shoulders when we're on the couch. Why would he think he's a duck?
We've been putting him outside with the other ducks during the day lately, but so far he's not interested in hanging out with them. Our large female is very interested in him however and follows him around, trying to eat by him and be his friend. The other ducks dutifully follow her around while she follows Goose around.
I was concerned that the male ducks would be aggressive towards him, but that hasn't been the case at all. I do find it interesting that even the females had no interest whatsoever in him when he was small, but now... now is a different matter.
(sometimes they're interested in wool soaking too)
I'm taking it a little personally, thinking sure, now that all the raising and diaper-changing (I kid, he didn't really wear diapers. Tho I wish he would have at times) is done, now they want him.
Goose will eventually be part of the flock, I know he will. They're a happy group of ducks and he'll fit right in. The transition will be slow, and maybe a little sad for both of us, but it's for the best. We all must leave the nest at some point.