The other day Ron pranked his animals. Ron’s creativity never fails to amaze me, and the relationship he has with his “critters” is heartwarming.
Today, I tied a piece of fishing line to an old, inflatable goose decoy and sat it down in a pile of dead leaves. The other end of the line was attached a fishing pole. I left the decoy there and went to sit down in a folding chair; about 40′ feet away with the rod and reel in my lap. I waited for all the animals to see me there. I knew it wouldn’t be long until they started gathering around me, to see if I had anything good to eat. Then, I started slowly, reeling the decoy toward us….
“Using the fishing pole and line, I started pulling the decoy toward us.”
The decoy was sitting in a pile of dead leaves, so it made noise when it started moving. It looked like it was swimming through the dead leaves, straight toward us.
When all the animals looked up to see what it was, I jumped up from my chair and yelled, “Run!!!” Then, I took off running with the decoy in tow, about 20′ or 30′ feet behind me. All the animals took off, right beside me, running for their lives! The dogs, the cats, the geese … It looked like Noah’s Ark.
Though I thought they’d scatter (every man for himself) instead, they were keeping pace with me, all the while, looking back to see if I was okay. They didn’t know I was the one pulling the booger man that was chasing all of us. I ran a big circle, then came back to the chair. It took a few minutes after I sat down to rest, for all of them to get brave enough to sneak over to the decoy, to see what had been after them.
I’ve got some pretty good pets. They still love me, even after this prank. It will take a while to top this one. I’ll have to wait many a day before they’ll fall for the Zombie Goose Decoy again.
Ron has been keeping us informed about his heritage cotton patch geese. It’s in this thread that he gives us this fun account.