Mathilda is a stunning platinum blonde Emden goose with sky blue eyes and curly feathers, whom I predict will become the Marilyn Monroe of the farmyard. She has a most graceful gait, but looks like a little tugboat whilst swimming in the pond! Her large orange webbytoes paddle this way and that in a most amusing manner. Tammy says she loves people. I am trying to become friends with her, but I mustn't be pushy because she lived with and was loved by Tammy for five years and she is not used to me. These things take time.
(No need to worry Fionna, the 3 Bachelors are not quite ready to commit to a female just yet.)
The welcoming committee was in full force when the gals arrived.. The bachelors made known their territorial rights and the overwhelmed goose gals have been slowly adjusting to life amid our cacophony of birdfolk, for Alice and Mathilda are accustomed to being the only birds on a farm. It must seem very odd to be surrounded by so many various beaks and bills that make so many honks, quacks, clucks, cackles and peculiar peacock noises.
Everyone is always curious when new folk arrive in the Hollow.
It will take SOME getting used to furry, curious creatures of unknown species and dubious repute;
bossy peahens and arrogant peacocks.. silly, boisterous ducks and noisy chickens darting too and fro like feathered dragonflies,
and last but not least, goosey bachelor boys who aren't quite sure how to behave around real ladies...
except Fionna, of course.
But we are confident that the girls will find their own niche
and become happy members of our farm family, given time. Not to worry Tammy, your gals are doing wonderfully and we love them already! Fionna will too, as soon as she gets used to NOT being the lone goose lady in the Hollow. Perhaps all the girls will be having tea, biscuits and gossip before long.
Welcome to Hopalong Hollow,
Mathilda and Alice!