||Four weeks old|
||Freeville, New York, USA|
and Squirt are special because they make my husband and I smile and
they play wonderful music for us to wind down after a long day. I mean just
look at them. They are now about three to four weeks old. Bubbles and
Squirt are our second try at having ducks for our small pond. We tried last
year with two Mallards. Unfortunately, one of the mallards lost his battle
with a mean nasty snapping turtle. The other mallard, Mr. Quackers decided
to take his first flight and landed in my neighbor's cherry tree where he
continues to live with their duck friends.
This year we decided to try white ducks. Right now they have tripled in
size and are living in my den until the weather gets a bit warmer. They are
much more personable than the mallards were. They certainly let us know
when they are hungry and thirsty. They love to peep out of there bin and
watch me on the computer or while I exercise. They are also quite intent on
grooming us when we spend time with them.
Squirt had a little problem at first with his foot, but seems to be better
now. Bubbles is more active and the biggest talker. He/She seems to try to
protect Squirt. We are now trying to let them have a daily swim in the
pond, but if it is too cold, they then have get to go rubba dub dub in out
bath tub. We are hoping that they stay around, but if they decide to move
on, we will understand as we don't know their gender that is why they have
non-gender specific names.
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