Ketchikan, AK - Retired teacher
and long-time Ketchikan resident Mary Kauffman is the volunteer
webmaster for Sitnews and could possibly qualify as 'Mother Goose.'
It isn't all work and no play
- every day Kauffman finds time to hug a goose - or two, or more.
In this candid photo taken on Friday, four month old Isabel is
enjoying a hug. Unseen in this photo are two other geese - Newton
and Frances - who are standing at her feet waiting their turn
Kauffman said, "Hugging
a goose is a delightful thrill but I wouldn't recommend that
everyone just run out and try to hug a goose. Geese can bite."
Kauffman enjoys taking care
of her multitude of critters including dogs, cats, ducks, peafowl
- and of course geese.
No neighborhood stray goes
unfed or neglected - seems there's always room for one more!
& Mary Kauffman