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This Is Sven

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, goose )

- 1897 days ago -
This is Sven in his chosen "fortress", a small, arid area between the car and the kiddie pool, where he secluded himself shortly after arriving at the sanctuary, and where he spends his days in self imposed exile, patrolling the imaginary borders of his

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Past Member (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:15 am
Oh, geez, I'm tearing up! Seeing a bit of myself here. What a beautiful, special animal!

Christeen A (369)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:32 am
Very sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:38 am

A nice sanctuary for these lucky animals.

Renee Paxton (2)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:40 am
what a beautiful warm feeeling i had while reading this story. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:52 am
Svenīs loveble Heart smelt: my-own

. (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:00 am
I love birds and this one is very special. Thank you.

. (7)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:15 am
What a wonderful story and wonderful Sven!! Thanks Cher.

. (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:16 am
Why can't more humans measure up to Sven's sense of caring for others?

Shawna S (45)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:19 am
The world needs more "Svens"

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:52 am
Love from the sailing vessel Feather.
Lord love a duck, or goose!

Joanne D (38)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 12:33 pm
The precious! God bless him.

End CrueltyDeb W (154)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:05 pm
Great story of Sven!

michelle t (41)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:33 pm
Sven is fabulous and lives in a great place

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:38 pm
notato he is adorable!!!!

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:52 pm
Awwwww, so sweet.

Gabriella Serafino (92)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 2:48 pm
Go vegan !!!! Thank U !

Suzanne L (99)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 3:02 pm
Thanks for posting Cher. Joanna is a wonderful writer. Dear Sven. A handsome and kind lad.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 3:05 pm
Noted and bless Sven for his nurturing ways - he is so special!!!
Thank You Cher.

REPORTED SPAMMER Angie W. 4 times now.

valda p (13)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 3:33 pm
The loving care and protection of -Sven- a true blue -dinky di -friend.

Mallory Crawford (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 3:40 pm
Birds can be very emotional and expressive. I had pet ducks who were very affectionate. I am not surprised by Sven, but he definitely had a special personality. Go Sven!

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 3:47 pm
How can we eat all these creatures like this I had ducks and i would not eat them now Sven is surely a special duck/goose

noted thanks

janet f (29)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 4:33 pm
Sven is simply keeping watch over everyone and making sure they'er comfortable and safe.

Sandi C (98)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 5:17 pm
Way to go Sven

Glenville J Owen (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 5:33 pm
A heartwarming story Cher, thank you for posting, and thank you Sven for giving us a lesson in compassion.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 6:14 pm
What a moving story about this one-off goose, thx! Hope he will also find a guardian like that for himself when he might need one! Thx!

Julia R (296)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 6:16 pm
A beautiful touching and perceptive story about the depth and complexity of animals' emotions! I love Sven. I wish more people were as empathic as this goose- his ability to love and care about others really gives us pause to reflect about our relationship to all animals and how we need act with much more respect for their lives and feelings. Thank you Cher for this profound story!

Veronica C (22)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 6:18 pm
Awesome little story.

linda g (3)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 8:22 pm
Mixed species stories really rock from childhood into adulthood.

Jan Garen (86)
Monday March 18, 2013, 1:55 am
Thank you Cher - he could teach most humans a thing or two.

Fran F (118)
Monday March 18, 2013, 2:20 am
What a honey Sven is!

Carol H (229)
Monday March 18, 2013, 4:50 am
Sven is great!! thanks Cher

Ruth C (87)
Monday March 18, 2013, 6:11 am
Wonderful story, thank you Sven for being there for those who need you.

Sandra s (130)
Monday March 18, 2013, 6:50 am
Hes lovely,thank you Cher,xxx

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday March 18, 2013, 10:33 am
Oh wow- I love Sven! Thank you Cher!

Jade N (22)
Monday March 18, 2013, 4:49 pm

Dianne D (490)
Monday March 18, 2013, 8:48 pm
What a good soul Sven is. We have a lot to learn from him.

James Merit (144)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:10 pm
Sven is a precious loving soul, bless him and all he does. Thank you for sharing this awesome article!

Janis B (7)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 11:38 am
What an utterly moving story

Kathleen S (7)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:13 pm
Sven is wonderful. I would love to see this beautiful animal. He is the best kind of friend. We should all have someone like him in our lives.

Mary R (280)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:21 pm
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