Swan Dumps Tractor for Goose

dog pictures - swan-falls-in-love-with-tractorWe don’t always get it right the first time.

When I was young, I thought I wanted to be man’s best friend. Turned out I just wanted the treats.

Then there was my first encounter with cats at the animal shelter. They had me believing they were sweet, smart, wonderful creatures. I came to find out, you can’t wag around these creatures without your tail being attacked.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the first time I had to fart in public. Well, let’s just say I let a solid one slip by the goalie while standing in a living room. Color my snout reddish brown, if only because that’s the color of my coat.

But hey, that’s what life is all about; building up experience so we make the right decisions the next go around.

Do I waste my time begging for onions, grapes, or chocolate these days? Heck no. Better to utilize my begging allowance for peanut butter, hot dogs and watermelon (preferably seedless because I hate spitting the seeds out on the floor).

It’s good to see I’m not the only one learning life one experience at a time. Check out this swan’s story.

A swan which fell in love with an old tractor has traded it in for a new model – after falling for a goose.

Hermann Hericks, who works as groundsman of a hotel in Münster, Germany, said the fickle fowl shunned the blue agricultural vehicle after a six-year obsession. He explained “Schwani” now spent all day following a goose around the park.

“Not so long ago, he wouldn’t be parted from my tractor and followed me from the minute I started the engine every day,” Hericks said.

He added: “Now he never lets the goose out of his sight. I am very pleased he has found a new love because, although it’s not ideal, she’s a much better match for him than a tractor.”

Schwani. What a creative name!

It reminds me of my father’s family who named the family dog Heidi. Nothing odd about that except that he has a sister named Heidi too. Not the dog, my father.

Oh, they had a cat too. Name? Kitty.


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