Saturday, December 22, 2007



All snarkiness aside here, the serious subject of geese must be broached and an investigation conducted into what they represent, especially at this time of year and especially since we represent these bee-yoo-tiful birds. Feasting on geese has long been a tradition in the ancient world and even today a traditional roasted goose for Christmas dinner can make an extraordinary alternative to turkey. Did you know that their slow growth and happy life leads to a better tasting goose, compared to the turkey, which may have more meat but doesn't have a patch on the goose for flavor? Let's concentrate on the wonderful live variety though, since the gaggle is present here.

After all, the goose may be exceedingly tasty to some, but we don't want to roast any one of them! We can always pop bubbles instead.

Losttvfan did some research and provided us with some more insight on this wonderful bird, dropping in the information to the Fishelage,

- I think you'll appreciate the amazing facts she found:

"The clever little nickname the Jaters have bestowed on us as a group got me to thinking, so I did a little research on geese:

Facts about Geese:

Geese are very family-oriented birds when they mate; the pairs usually stay together for life.

When a goose gets sick or is wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They will stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies, and only then do they catch up with their group. If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

Geese may be one of the most talkative animals after humans.

Geese like grains, succulents, forbs, and grasses.

Geese will aggressively defend their nest sites and can harm people when provoked.

Most geese prefer bodies of water that have gentle sloping shorelines with easy access to food. Warm, friendly ponds are perfect!

Geese are very loyal to their families and very protective of their partners and offspring.

Multiple families of geese come together to form a larger group called a gaggle. This strength-in-numbers approach comes in handy when they are flying long distances or faced with a common foe.

Geese are outgoing, social animals who feel most at ease when they’re in a larger group

Guess what, I even have video!

Lessons from Geese:

Turns out we do share some characteristics with our feathered friends and guess what, we can be proud of most of them. You could call us worse names, as geese seem to be social, smart, talkative, loyal, friendly, protective of each other, willing to bite back when bitten, tend to work as a team, are territorial, devoted to their mates and their flock, find strength in numbers and are fond of succulents. The last part may not the best news for Cactus!"

Yes, that's right, we're fond of one succulent in particular. Promise not to eat the prickly one this Christmas though!

It's good to know our friends can help raise us above the flock when we need to -- we wouldn't want to assume we're entitled to our wonderful Lost ship:

Jaters, we have to thank you for naming us appropriately. You've had your goose cooked now!

WE ARE...GEESE!!!! -- Embrace it!

We do come in varieties, with one main direction generally in mind,

and have a tendency to congregate, to chat --

often found swimming in the calm blue waters of a rather friendly pond.

Merry Christmas to all from the Fish one of the Geese!

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