Gone But Never Forgotten
This page honors the beloved waterfowl we grew to know and love but are no longer physically with us. They will be in our hearts forever.
Our beloved Wilbur and his missing companions have never been returned. Though Wilbur is no longer physically at the lake, his spirit will always remain there. We vow to keep rescuing and caring for waterfowl in honor of our beloved Wilbur.
Four geese were abducted from White Rock Lake on April 15, 2012, sometime before 11:00 a.m. Someone took our beloved Wilbur and 3 young female geese---2 white Chinese geese and 1 African geese. The African goose was returned on April 22 with a slight wing injury.
Several media outlets are assisting in the area-wide search for Wilbur and his friends.
We ask anyone who lives near a lake or pond to look carefully at Wilbur's picture and see if he is there. If you spot him, please contact us immediately. His family, both human and goose, need him back.
BETSY HAS BEEN RETURNED TO US!!!!
Wilbur's Beloved Mate Goes to Goose Heaven
THE ULTIMATE TRAGEDY
Stumpy was the most famous goose in Dallas. Everyone who visited the lake or saw him riding around in Charles' van knew him. He greeted everyone and was friends to all. Stumpy was rather independent and liked to hang around with people, only staying with the other geese at night. Stumpy loved to "groom" people and make sure they were at their best. Stumpy was found injured on 7/8/09 and was euthanized on 7/9/09. We miss him sorely---he was one of a kind!!
THE TWO SISTERS
MiniGoose grew to be a big goose! He and a companion were dropped at Sunset Bay by a family who no longer wanted their Easter pets. His companion disappeared quickly but MiniGoose grew and thrived. He was brave and very strong. Unfortunately, due to the cruelty of man, he was taken from us along with 10 of his companions on 7/7/09. We loved him dearly while he was with us.
Rebekah was Wilbur and Priscilla's long-time companion. She faithfully followed them for years. She was a sweet, loyal Toulose. Unfortunately, her life was taken in a senseless slaughter on 7/7/09. We miss sweet little Rebekah.
Pretty Miss Mattie has disappeared! She was a beautiful goose and we miss her!
Oscar was one of 4 spunky young African goslings who came to White Rock in the spring of 2008. Raised by ever-diligent mother, Jill, he soon grew bigger than Jill. Sadly, Charles discovered him early on Sunday afternoon, injured by an animal attack. The attack was so severe, the veterinarian couldn't save him.
Donnie helped Jill raised 4 young goslings last spring and stuck faithfully by her side until he disappeared. He had a habit of cocking his head and looking cute when we wanted to be fed.