It's so hard going
out to the pens and seeing Laddy without his girl...
He's a pretty shy fellow, but since I pulled Jazzy
out of his pen and raced her off to the vet, things
have changed. Now, whenever I visit his pen, he runs
over to me and bobs his head up-and-down with
excitement and quacks and then he stands there
looking at me and waiting.
I just feel him
saying, "Do you have her, Momma? Did you bring
her back to me?"
And I reply...
"I'm sorry, darling, but I'm afraid she won't be
Demi is in the pen
with him, but they aren't interested in each other.
I see her more interested in Shorty who's staying in
the neighboring Goose Run. He's been reciprocating
the same interest.
We have a small,
new pen going up soon, so I guess if things haven't
changed, I'll move Shorty and Demi there and keep my
eyes and ears open for new a girl for Laddy.
Laddy runs over
And then quacks with excitement...
And watches as Demi and Shorty bond...
Occasionally, he can get a little closer...
Of course, Mercy and his other neighbors try to
comfort him when they can...