Happy and Hope, two Gray Back geese who were rescued from a home where they were forced to live in a rusty metal cage, were adopted yesterday. They went to a nice place with a pond that was already home to a gander named Toulouse, age 23, who was alone and mourning for his deceased mate of 17 years. Toulouse was depressed and sitting next to his mate's grave, calling loudly to the sky. His prayers have been answered. When Happy and Hope arrived at their new home, Toulouse started honking softly and walked right over to greet them.
All three have been inseparable ever since.