Monday, April 27, 2009
FREE JJ NOW!!
Greg and I were taking a little walk in the park, and you will never believe who we spotted!! That's right ... JJ "the" goose! You can imagine our shock when we were told the poor little fellow would not be dumped, but brought back to the loving home he had left so trustingly. Dumped in a sump! How could such a thing happen? I figure he must have been goosenappered by ruthless goosenappers, and then dumped to hide the evidence. The terrible crime must have been kept from us because of threats from the goosenappers. A vicious look-out-foster-mother-goose-type was hissing and chasing the poor little terrified creature and not allowing him to play in any goose games. His little black beak had huge tears running off of it and his little black feet were standing in a puddle of his own tears. It was a heart-wrenching sight! Wait a minute .... black beak, black feet .... could it be .... are there really people that still harbor such hatred? Could this be a hate crime? I wanted to help, but there was a huge chain-link fence (probably electrified) surrounding the ghetto, with a menacing looking padlock and chain around the gate. Outside the gate, and strategically placed around the goose ghetto were signs clearly stating, as you can read for yourself, that it was not permitted to dump unwanted fowl in this area. But I guess if you're ruthless enough to nap a goose, (a black-beak-black-footed one at that) mere signs wouldn't deter you. As there is a God in heaven, it is good to know that the guilty party will have to pay the price in the next life if not in this one. Nonetheless, I have decided to start a "FREE JJ" campaign. Someone has to stand up for the under-goose! If not me, who? First they came for the kittens, and I thought, "I am not a kitten" and I did nothing. Then they came for the puppies. I was not a puppy, so I did nothing. Then they came for the geese. I thought, if I didn't stand up for the black-beaked-black-footed-goose there would be no one left to stand up when they came for me! Who will join me in my fight for JJs freedom and basic goose rights? As I walked away with big tears running down my cheeks, I thought I heard him say, "Please, don't forget me! Save me from a fate they wouldn't give a dog. I beg you!!!" I slowly turned and looked into his red stinging eyes, and I vowed I would not rest until he was free. I am working on remodeling the attic, and making my plans for his prison break, and future hideout. Free JJ! Free JJ NOW!! All donations to the cause will be gratefully accepted, and may be tax-deductible. Wait a minute .... I think that "Barry" doesn't allow charitable donations anymore, especially for black-beaked-black-footed geese. Ironic, isn't it?!