This lady goose tried to "break into" a clinic to be close to her mate as he was having surgery.
Staff at the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Massachusetts got a surprise last week when the mate of a goose they were treating showed up at their door.
"As we prepared to sedate Arnold and get him ready for surgery, we heard a faint tapping at the clinic door," said a rep. for the the non-profit.
"We turned to see that his mate had waddled up onto the porch and was attempting to break into our clinic.
Staff had noticed Arnold, who lives on a pond near their facility, limping and falling over.
They were able him capture him and bring him in for an exam where they found he had two open-fractures on his foot and scheduled him for surgery the next morning.
As they readied Arnold the next day, they heard a tapping at the clinic door and looked up to see his mate, whom they named Amelia, at the door.
"She had somehow located him and was agitated that she could not get inside," said a rep.
"She remained at the door throughout the entire procedure, watching us work, never moving from the doorway."
Arnold's surgery went well, and he shared a meal with Amelia when it was all over.