In one very moving scene, a worried goose was held outside the door of a veterinary clinic during surgery. The moment unfolded at the Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts!
Volunteers at the Cape Center were immediately worried when one of the geese living in a nearby pond found it difficult to walk. So they decided to take Arnold-to be called the Goose male-to their facility for further investigation. Veterinary concerns were well-founded when the goose discovered that his leg was injured and his life was truly at stake. The only way to save Arnold’s life was by surgery!
“To save the foot and give him a chance to survive, we knew we had to undergo surgery on his foot,” the Cape Wildlife Center wrote on Facebook. “Our best guess is that a turtle or some other predator injured him while swimming. So we gave him antibiotics and pain relievers and fasted him for surgery next morning.
However, it turns out that veterinarians are not the only ones worried about Arnold’s condition. As the medical team was preparing for surgery, they noticed an unusual visitor just outside the door. Another goose was sitting there, and the vets immediately recognized her as Arnold’s lifelong companion. Apparently goose
somehow chased after his friend and got through those tough times with him.
“I just heard a slight knock on the clinic door,” the center wrote. “We looked back and saw his friend coming up the front door and trying to enter our clinic! She somehow found him … ”
Worried, Arnold’s confidant remained at the door throughout the proceedings. Fortunately, the doctors did a great job and the operation was a success. As soon as they finished their work, they opened the door and let the two geese reunite.
“She stayed there throughout the entire procedure and observed our work without leaving the door,” they wrote. “Both looked much more comfortable in the presence of the other.”
Arnold needs to stay in the center a little longer, but the staff wants him to recover as soon as possible to reach his compassionate girlfriend. According to an article at the Cape Wildlife Center, “We will do our best to get him out quickly, and if possible, change bandage and treat him in front of the door so that his buddy can check him out. “.