August 16, 2008
The pens seem so different. Glory and Elijah were real
personality figures and without them, it just feels kind
of lonely and empty there. I know there are so many
other wonderful ducks, but to lose two with such spirit
has left an odd silence over the enclosures.
But... I took a deep breath, or maybe three, and took a
step forward. I drove Fifi to her new home today. It was
a long drive, on hardly any sleep, but well worth it to
see Tutter, Angelo, Bindy and Tova again. Mademoiselle
Fifi joined their family today.
I arrived to the house while Sue (adopter) was still
running an errand. I walked back to the pen and called
out, "Where's my Root-toot-toot Tutter?"
and suddenly two geese peeked around the corner. And
their eyes and stretched out necks said it all: "Did
you hear that? Was that Momma?"
They stood there watching and not moving, so I went back
to the car to get Fifi's carrier and the boys came
running up to the fence as if saying: "Wait!
Don't go! We remember, we remember!" It was just so
wonderful. They both look amazing.
And look at Bindy's ten ducklings!
I stayed for an hour and then made the long trip home,
with one contact no less. It was a hard drive following
a very difficult day, but there was warmth and love in
it and it truly helped. Sue was wonderful, what a great
Momma Goose she has become!
Now I need a nap...
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