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Majestic Diary

August 2, 2013

I've been worrying over Young Jeffrey and Jodie-dee because they're not swimming on the pond. I coax them out, but they come right back. They really need to be on the pond swimming because it really helps their arthritis. So... This morning I drove with Isabel to Nevins Farm to find a girl or two to liven things up.

I walked over to a pen with nearly 20 beautiful ducks inside--all of them Pekins except for one.

I smiled and said, "Okay, I need a volunteer to live a life of joy, safety and good health. Who wants to come?"

And this one Pekin, sitting on the ground, opened up her bill really wide and said, "QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!"

I pointed to her, smiled and said, "That one!"

The staff member told me she came to them the day before with a Rouen friend.

So I said, "Then I'll take her too!"

Apparently they were part of an irresponsible school hatching program 2 months before and one of the parents took responsibility for them and brought them home, but they couldn't keep them any longer. The staff member said he really loved them a lot, but had to let them go for their own good.

Well... shame on the school and the teacher for setting this horrible example for children, but kudos to the parent who stepped up and did what he could to help.

On the way home in the car they duckies were TALKING up a storm! Full of excitement, foraging in the hay of their pet carrier--so funny!

We named the Pekin girl Waverly because it seems like a nice watery name for a duck. Waverly is very loud and full of personality. She reminds me of prior rescues: Hildegard and Jelina, both of whom were also little spitfires.

We named the Rouen girl LeeLoo because she makes all these little background noises behind Waverly and it reminded us of the character's odd language from the movie "The 5th Element."

Welcome, Waverly & LeeLoo! We can't wait to get to know you better!















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