February 14 , 2014
Pastel stopped eating yesterday. I
noticed his food dish wasn't going down any, so he
probably stopped the day before that. It's been really
cold, so I've had him in the barn for the past couple of
I gave him a big handful of lettuce
yesterday and this boy is usually all over that... but
We had a huge snow storm yesterday
that began in the early a.m. and lasted until about 2:00
pm. We didn't get ourselves dug out until about 4:30 pm
because it was really heavy snow. Since we
couldn't make it to the vet, I figured I'd bring him
with me today while Lil Ms. Bee gets her wing x-ray.
But... this morning I could see that
he wasn't going to make it... and it was snowing again.
The roads weren't safe for me to go out. So I picked him
up and sat outside with the geese, so he could see his
friend Juliet and his family one last time. I sat on the
ground, in the snow and held him on my lap. I think he
liked that. I know the geese like seeing him. They all
Then I gave Pastel his meds and set
him down in his nicely bedded barn kennel and I gave him
a sedative, so he would be as comfortable as possible.
And then... a few minutes later, when we stepped out of
the barn to fill water buckets... when we came back...
he was gone.
We'll have him cremated and brought
back to us.
What a good little gander he was...
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