August 2, 2013
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.
over to a pen with nearly 20 beautiful ducks inside--all
of them Pekins except for one.
and said, "Okay, I need a volunteer to live a life of
joy, safety and good health. Who wants to come?"
one Pekin, sitting on the ground, opened up her bill
really wide and said, "QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!"
to her, smiled and said, "That one!"
member told me she came to them the day before with a
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.
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.
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!
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
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
Waverly & LeeLoo! We can't wait to get to know you
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