Carol and her husband, Nick, raised an orphaned Canada gosling to it successful return to the wild as a big handsome goose. They didn't set out to raise a goose. In fact, at first they tried every day to find wild geese or a rehabilitator to help them. Because they couldn't find the help they needed they became determined to just keep the little gosling safe. As Nick and Carol raised the goose they named Lucy, they did a lot of things wrong and would never recommend that someone keep an orphaned gosling. Keeping a wild animal can lead to disastrous results. Lucy, though, transitioned successfully to the wild. They never wanted Lucy to be a pet and are happy to know that she truly is a wild goose.
Because of the problems they had finding help, Carol is focused on supporting regional and statewide rehabilitators. Her mission is also to educate children and adults on when to help an animal - this applies to all animals. Too often an animal is separated from its parent by a well-meaning, but uninformed person. This wasn't the case with Lucy, but there are things Nick and Carol could have done differently.
The Muziks' story is true, and fortunately has a happy ending. They realize they had an ideal situation on a lake and their commitment led to the positive outcome for Lucy. They wouldn't adopt an orphaned goose again, and want to help educate others on what one should really do if this were to happen to them.
|Publisher:||Raising Lucy Studios|
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Artist and illustrator Carol Muzik lives on a lake in the Pacific NW where she and her family and dogs raised an orphaned Canada gosling to its successful return to the wild. She now shares Lucy's inspiring life with the family through Carol's award winning short film, a coloring book, and the award winning illustrated hardcover book.
Lucy lives with the wild geese now and Carol gives presentations to children and adults on their story while sharing what you should really do if something like this happens to you.
Because they were not able to find the help they needed a portion of all net profits goes to non-profits specializing in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.