Arnold the goose and his girlfriend, lives together in a pond close to the Cape Wildlife Centre in Massachusetts. However recently the staff at the centre noticed that someone was in need of help.
The wild goose Arnold, was spotted by the staff having trouble walking. The poor fellow has hurt his foot somehow. The staff decided to admit the bird into their wildlife hospital for treatment and the needed care. However, they weren’t the only one’s who was concerned about Arnold’s well-being. After examining Arnold, the staff confirmed that his foot was indeed injured and would even require surgery to get it back to normal.
But his sudden absence from the pond, didn’t go unnoticed. His girlfriend — a lifelong mate who’s been with him for years was very much worried about her feathery lover and wasn’t about to deny him her moral support in his time injury.
The staff at the centre wrote, “As we prepared to sedate Arnold and get him ready for surgery, we heard a faint tapping at the clinic door. We turned to see that his mate had waddled up onto the porch and was attempting to break into our clinic! She had somehow located him …”
Fortunately for little Arnold, the surgery on his foot was a success, and he will soon enough be fully recovered to run around as he pleases. “She remained there throughout the entire procedure, watching us work, never moving from the doorway.”
After the surgery the staff couldn’t help but reunite the two lover. The staff placed Arnold near the door and opened it so the two geese could be together.“They both seemed much more at ease in each other's presence.”
Arnold still need a few more weeks for his foot to fully recover, but he isn't facing that challenge alone. For the time being while he is still recovering in the centre’s care, staff at the clinic plan to let his girlfriend’s visiting continue.
"We will do our best to get him back out quickly and will perform bandage changes and treatments in view of the doorway when possible so that his mate can check up on him. Through sickness and health ..."