The Blue Lagoon at the former quarry off Burlow Road, Harpur Hill, Buxton, England.
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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.
Ma Kettle’s previous owner — who called her Lady — died in 2012, leaving her homeless. She then arrived & was adopted out of the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter, in Kansas, but then given away again for not getting along with a new puppy.
She then escaped her third home, and walked back nearly 30 miles to the family with the puppy, but the journey ended with her being sent back to the shelter..
After her sad story went viral, she is now adopted by the heiress of Wrigley (Helen Rosburg, also known as the author Helen Rich) and will spend the rest of her life in an 11,000 square foot home on 100-odd acres, with a whole menagerie of furry rescue companions & will be spoiled and loved.
Here she is on a private jet to her new home:
MY FUCKING HEART
i actually teared up omg