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30. What's Good for the Goose
Rob Hernandez thought the fuzzy little chick at
pet shop was the cutest thing he had
seen. He had to buy it. He thought
was buying a baby duck, and named his
pet Chaco. Chaco was loved and grew fast.
began to notice, however, that Chaco was growing
fast and getting too big. When Chaco made
first sound, Rob couldn't believe his ears. Rob
a quack, but Chaco honked. Chaco was no
. Chaco was a goose.
Rob didn't reject Chaco
. He kept him as long as he could.
was not a quiet goose. He made a
of noise, honking day and night. Rob's neighbors
to complain. Rob didn't want to give Chaco
, but he couldn't risk his neighbors calling the
on him either. Rob had to make a
Rob decided to take Chaco to a nearby
that had a lake with other geese. Rob
sad leaving Chaco and he was pretty sure
feathered friend felt sad, too. Rob goes twice
week to the park to visit Chaco so
both the goose and the owner are less
. When Rob goes to visit, Chaco swims across
lake right into Rob's arms. Sometimes, Chaco will
give Rob a little peck, a goose's way
giving a kiss.
When Rob goes to visit,
always brings snacks for Chaco. The other geese
to be jealous of all the attention Chaco
getting, so now Rob brings enough bread for
the geese to share. Rob and Chaco also
. Rob throws his former pet into the lake.
goes underwater, swims a little, and then returns
the shore so that Rob can throw him