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    I've mentioned before that we lost a 100 plus year old Oak tree due to a lightning strike in 2008. It used to be one of Cappy's favorite "watering spots". After I cut the stricken tree down and leveled off the stump, Cappy REALLY liked that spot and always wanted to go by and mark it whenever we were in the area. Cappy and and Remi posed there a few days after the tree was removed.



    In 2005 we were adopted by a pair of Greater Canada Geese and they've been coming here almost daily ever since to get their afternoon fill of corn at our feeder. They weren't particularly afraid of Cappy (or the other dawgs) and would allow us to get within 20 yards or less before scolding us and easing away into the water. The dawgs were all trained to leave all the ducks and geese here alone.

    The week after Cappy passed in early April, the gander (male goose) suddenly and for the first time adopted that same Oak stump and he makes a habit of getting up on top of it and sitting in the shade and breeze for an hour or so each day. Not sure what the attraction is to "Cappy's Stump" but somehow I think the geese feel connected to him there? Is that silly?





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    Now that gave me chills. Sometimes there are no reasons for why things happen. Not sure why, but I think it is comforting. Animals know things.....even if we don't. Beautiful pictures, Jim.

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    Also gave me chills. Who knows.
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    He is looking for Cappy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgie View Post
    Now that gave me chills. Sometimes there are no reasons for why things happen. Not sure why, but I think it is comforting. Animals know things.....even if we don't. Beautiful pictures, Jim.
    ^^This
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    Cappy is with you always, and anyway he can be. That is awesome Jim!!!

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    I don't think it's silly at all. Maybe he feels connected with Cappy there.

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    Sounds like he is paying his respects to Cappy.

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    Cappy's not gone, he's just gone ahead. These dogs we all love always have to be the first to explore a new area...

    The geese have a good reason for being there, even if we don't fully understand the 'why'...

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    These Cappy threads always bring me teary eyes and goosebumps.

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