The Mr. Goose Story
Mr. Goose was a real goose. Many years ago my mother, the artist, took me out to see this particular goose she was sketching for one of her paintings. This goose was a kind of 'watchdog' for a property owner up Dry Creek Road in Napa Valley, Ca. Mr. Goose guarded his territory well!
It took my mother several months to gain the trust of goose in order to get close enough for her to sketch him. Mr. Goose would stand across a small wooden bridge that went over a little brook.
Day after day my mother would go to the little bridge and try to befriend Mr. Goose. In time she was able to win Mr. Goose's trust, cross the bridge, and begin to sketch him.
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