Glynis just called and
her dear Jonah died in her arms tonight. She thinks
from cancer. Jonah was one of our very first
rescues. We suspect he was Elijah’s brother. His
sweetheart Fiona (from the same rescue) passed away
last year. She adopted Fiona in December 2004 and
then Jonah and Joseph a few months later in the
spring of 2005.
Elijah, Jonah, Fiona,
Tiny Tim, Phoebe, Standish, Viggo and Miranda were
the original Pekin ducks we rescued form Spaulding
Pond in the fall of 2004.
I’m not sure exactly
who is pictured here (they were so young then…), but
this is me feeding them to earn their trust before
I’m pretty sure that’s
Fiona second from the right. I think she was the
only hen with a black speckled bill.
I’m pretty sure from
L-R this is Fiona, Standish, Tiny Tim and Jonah, but
it’s been a while… This was taken on the day of
Do they look familiar
to you? They should because they have been forever
immortalized in our logo:
Jonah, Elijah & Fiona
all went to a foster home in December 2004 and then
came back to our sanctuary when we had room for them
a few weeks later in January 2005.
Once we adopted out a
few ducks in 2005, we decided we wanted the last of
our fosters back with us again, which meant that
things were quite cramped for a couple weeks, but we
all made due.
The three of them
shared a 6’ x 6’ kennel for a couple weeks, but it
was better than freezing on a pond, so we were all
And here is Jonah in
September 2005 when I visited him in KY… so
Someday he and our other feathered friends will be
there to greet us and ease our journey over to the
Rest in peace, you gorgeous duck you...
You will be sorely missed by all who loved you, and
there were many who did...
am so happy you lived the life you so richly
deserved and that we shared a little part in that...
Please remember to put in a good word for us to that
Big Duck in the sky!
Because if God doesn't have feathers, He sure is
missing out on some good fun!
Quacks and Kisses, Big Boy...