Sunday, March 15, 2009

Meet "Goose Goose"

Here he/she is....Maddison's new buddy "Goose Goose" from the bird rescue where she volunteers. Isn't that the cutest little goose ever? I'm not sure how Maddison will feel when it comes time to release Goose Goose and say goodbye, but I'm sure Maddison will remember him always.

Maddison has been feeling sad lately about missing "Harlee" our Golden that we had to put to sleep back before Christmas. She tells me that because she helped him be born (which she did at 1am in the morning!) she had dreams of him living a long happy life without ever leaving our side. Maddison wanted to train Harlee to be a "therapy dog" and visit sick kids in the hospital. When Maddison was in the hospital at dx we had the therapy dogs visit her, and she promises us that someday she will do the same with her pets for the kids that are sick. As always, while other kids are playing with friends and doing all the normal kid stuff, Maddison is searching for ways to make a difference. Maddison feels her place is to save all the furry and feathered creatures that "need someone to help them" so we have decided to work more closely with the Bird Rescue. I'm still not sure how this will all work, but Ms "J" from the bird rescue is working to set Maddison up here at home with some additional fostering as needed. YIKES, is all I can say. Maddison is so delighted and cannot wait until she has her first foster bird!

5 comments:

Jill said...

OMG! How sweet!!!! That pic of Maddison and the goose looking up at her from the pool made me think of that book "Are You My Mother?" ...haha...absolutely adorable!! This may be exactly what she needs to help her self esteem from that bully. Good luck with the future "fostering" ;)

Wendy said...

Oh, my goodness!!!!! (or should I say GOOSENESS!!!!) That Maddison of yours is so adorable. I love her bird rescuing skills...WHAT A SWEETHEART!!!!

Penny said...

Soooo cute, both the goose and the kid:-)

Kris said...

She is such a sweet girl and those photos are absolutely adorable!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Those pictures are awesome!