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 again.