No, it's not a 60's pop group, although it sounds like one. We went to the market today with some friends and we bought two 4 week old goslings. The are really cute and Gertie has taken to them straight away.
We had been undecided whether to get another goose, but yesterday Gertie seemed very lonely. She followed me around the garden whenever I was outside, even when I was mowing the grass. She sat on the kitchen door mat for a couple of hours late afternoon and definately wanted our company.
We decided to get two as if anything happened to one of them, she wouldn't be alone again. She followed me down to the chicken coup where I took the new girls out of the box. The little ones huddled together and Gertie immediately went over and started sniffing and preening them. She now has them following her around the garden! It is lovely to see and although I loved her following me around and coming for attention, this is better for her.