While driving in Mason last spring, Joe Songer came across a family of geese trying to cross the road.
Songer rescued the gosling but feared it wouldn’t survive the night.
Ten months later later, Lil’ Bob is a beloved member of the family, spending days strolling through Cincinnati’s parks with Songer and his dog, Hant.
When they’re not taking walks, the trio like to hang out on the couch.
“We watch TV together for hours at a time sometimes,” Songer said.
Lil’ Bob is potty trained and rings a bell to use the bathroom.
The bird has accompanied Songer and Hant to Chicago, Cleveland and Tennessee, drawing astonished glances and questions from strangers.
Lil’ Bob’s diet includes one guilty pleasure: Arby’s roast beef sandwiches, minus the bun.
With Lil’ Bob’s veterinarian estimating the bird could live 15 to 20 years, the family is looking forward to a lot more adventures.