||Portland, Oregon, USA|
rescued Gertrude from a park where someone had abandoned her. She
can't fly (the breed is too heavy to fly) and she injured her foot, so
she was unable to walk. The other ducks were picking on her and she had
big bald spots and open sores on the back of her neck. She was supposed
to be white, but she was filthy.
She was very tame and let me pick her up and so I took her home to nurse
her back to health. I put her in the bathtub, since I didn't know what
else to do with a duck! She was obviously someone's abandoned pet, since
she loves people and attention and is totally at home in the tub. Now I
am in love with her! What a personality Gertrude has!
She is quite the attention-hog. Gertrude demands attention by quacking
real loud until we go into the bathroom to see her. I learned what to
feed her, and help her get strong. She still can't walk yet, but she is
getting stronger every day! This photo is of her taking a bath
with her own rubber duckies. She has won my heart.