Sunny the white Sebastopol goose arrived to the sanctuary with her little brother Dewdrop, mentioned above. They were rescued from traumatic origins, as Sunny was used in parades and other events led by a church. Being used for entertainment, it's understandable that Sunny never really warmed up to humans. She is quite shy and avoidant of people. She was originally supposed to pair up with Stormi and remain close with her brother, but fate had other intentions! Both Stormi and Dewdrop decided to pair off together. Though Sunny was always a valued member of the flock, she really needed a friend to make the Sweet Peace flock an even number and provide her with bonded companionship.
Enter Rainn, a brown Toulouse goose who was also left behind in her situation. Rainn used to be one of hundreds of geese abandoned in a massive neglect case that was addressed in the winter of 2022. As all of her siblings and family were recovered and given medical care by sanctuaries working the case, Rainn chose to evade her rescuers for months. Rainn was shockingly born with the ability to fly! Since the farm was all she ever knew, she continued to return and fly back when rescuers weren't pursuing her. She's lucky that it was compassionate sanctuary workers that eventually caught her, rather than a predator that would take advantage of her slow, vulnerable domestic qualities. Being the very last of over one hundred geese, she's no longer starving and competing to survive. She is a safe, well-fed, and unique member of the sanctuary.
Together, Sunny and Rainn are our two shy girls of the flock! They quickly bonded and became partners after spending lots of time together, and also enjoy spending time with the other same-sex couple. Companionship is so important for geese, and they rely on these relationships to feel comfortable and fulfilled.