Every morning, her priority is to stand by the side of the road and patiently wait for her mate to return – on his scooter.
She is a gray Toulouse goose named Maria. He is a retired salesman named Dominic Ehrler. And together, they have become the talk of Echo Park.
“They walk around the park together like they’re in love,” said one park-goer. “It’s wonderful.”
“People would look at us like – what is this?” Ehrler said.
“What, they’ve never seen a guy walking with a goose before?“
“She thinks that she owns me,” Ehrler said. “The other geese are not allowed to be near me on account of Maria.”
It’s not just other geese. Maria doesn’t want any species stealing her man.
“I’ve seen her go up and scare the heck out of pit bulls,” Ehrler said. “Maria, be nice, don’t bite the dog.” [x]
That’s so cute.