Antoine Returns

Antoine, the swan, has caused me some concern recently. He was here the week before Thanksgiving, then disappeared until last week, when he just showed up again, completely unconcerned that he had caused me to worry.

Yesterday morning, I forgot to look in the side yard for him before I left home. Once I backed out of the garage, I placed a call on my cell phone to Motor Man.  I sat at the end of our driveway during the conversation.  Once finished with the call, I pulled out on the street, glanced in the rear view mirror, and saw Antoine, waddling walking toward me. Perhaps he was planning to follow me to town?

antoine in driveway 1-7-2016 7-55-44 AM

Of course, I made  a u-ieu-ey, u-turn in the cul-de-sac and pulled back in the driveway. Antoine walked along, right beside my car. He knew I was heading back to the garage to feed him breakfast.

antoine following me 1-7-2016 7-56-35 AM

He met me at the side door, feathers all aflutter:

antoine in doorway 1-7-2016 9-16-05 AM

And waited impatiently.

antoine closeup 1-7-2016 9-16-25 AM

This is what happens when I leave the lid off the corn “bucket” for just a few seconds.

I think we seriously need to work on table manners.

~These Days Of Mine~

15 responses to “Antoine Returns

  1. Aw, I’m so glad he returned!

  2. The videeoh is funny, the vision of Antoine waddling down the driveway next to your car is funnier! I am glad he is back… he should have never made you worry!

  3. I laughed out loud at my desk – and I needed that! He probably thought that he had found the ‘Mother Lode’ of food supply! Did you see the picture of a swan in the Smithfield Times this week? I wondered if it were ‘your’ swan. He is an amazing bird!

  4. I’m glad he’s back and safe. He must think the all you an eat breakfast service at your house is available WHENEVER he shows up – which, if you’re home – IT IS!


  5. The ‘prodigal swan’ returns! And he sure was hungry. I know you welcomed him back with open arms….er…bucket. 😉

  6. Glad he’s back! ..
    & I think we’ll let the manners slide when it comes to Antoine !

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Antoine knows where to get food anytime. So cute!

  8. He is so cute!

  9. Hmmm, a little swan carousing? Teenagers!

  10. Beauty has its curses…what can we say? And he is so adorable…

  11. Ha! Hilarious that he was following your car! Glad you saw him so he didn’t end disappointed. 😉 I have to say, I’m a little jealous…wish I had a pet swan…

  12. Looks like you two have forged a real friendship! What a great story!

  13. He definitely was waddling 🙂

  14. So much corn and so little time! Maybe he was out of town visiting family for the holidays?

  15. That is too funny! Man I wish Jase could see this in person, he would just laugh so much!

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