Thursday, April 3, 2008

Duck Duck Goose

Actually, it's Goose, Goose, Cat.

Here's the outside of my apartment building. That's my window in the middle there. Looks like I have guests!

Thankfully Chaka was in the window to greet them. This is what I saw when I got home a couple nights ago.

Chaka played staring contest with (I'm assuming) the male goose almost the whole time I was taking pictures.

They've since moved into the corner between the wall and the steps to build a nest. Who knew Airhead wrappers make for good egg insulation? I snapped this picture at lunch time today when neither bird was in sight. I'm well aware that Canadian Geese are cranky creatures and will attack with very little provocation. I tried to call my landlord to get them to call animal control, but apparently the new management isn't any better than the old, because I haven't gotten a call back. This is potentially a really bad place for a nest, because people are in and out of the door to the building tons of times a day. However, the nest-sitter has always been rather subdued when I walk past, and I don't get too close. And it ought to be good entertainment for Carrot and Chaka just outside the living room window, as long as I keep it closed.

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In other news, there's been knitting. (Isn't that always the way?) It involves the box of yarn I showed you the other day and a super secret design project. So I can't show you anything yet, and that's the only thing I'm really working on these days. Well, actually...

I did start a new sock at the last sock club. It's Berroco Sox yarn, the Dublin Bay pattern, and size 2 needles.

But that's about it.

9 comments:

monica said...

Silly ducks, nesting in a high traffic area. What were they thinking??

The new yarn looks so pretty, I love the colors

~RaenWa~ said...

Great yaren love the colors I hope someone comes to get the ducks before anything happens to them but its cool that they are near you

Brenda said...

That is so cool! I've never seen a goose's nest before. You should call Animal Control yourself. Management has probably started eviction proceedings against them.

Annabelle said...

Aww.. when I think of geese I get heart warmed, they mate for life which means they're like a married couple :)

It is bad though that they picked such an area. All I have are lizards in the front yard, I'd love geese :)

Chris Salley said...

Ahhhhh...goose, goose, cat...i remember that game from my childhood.

Spingirl said...

I see you got your picture on the Harlot's blog, you stinker you! I'm so jealous! And didn't Knit Knack make the trip too?

Melly Testa said...

I came over here because of Yarn Harlot. She said you were funny and you really are! I need that, so I bookmarked you. I am a new, guilty pleasure knitter. I knit on the sly, when not writing and doing the work I NEED to be doing. I am waiting for a box from knit picks too....

Janet said...

I also came here because of the yarn harlot blog. I added you to my favorites and look forward to getting to know you.

yvonne.528 said...

Hello, I found you! It's Yvonne. We met at the book signing for the Yarn Harlot. I hope you made it home ok. I've enjoyed your website and am looking forward to more pictures of KnitKnack. He's such a cutie!!

Talk to you again soon!
-Y