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December 3, 2006

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Bumby, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bumby
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Pekin duck
Home: Ohio, USA
   Bumby is special because he is imprinted on me and thinks he is a human; he just doesn't understand why he is covered in feathers and mommy isn't! Bumby is a house duck who doesn't go outside. He is afraid of the outside. But that is okay, he's perfectly safe inside with me!

    I saved him from a pond when he was a day old. A mother duck was trying to drown him because he wasn't her baby and he was following her around in the water as fast as his little legs could paddle. She held him under the water for what seemed forever, but he kept popping back up and trying to swim with her and the other babies. Finally, he got tired and swam under a tree and I scooped him up and brought him home with me. I think he has a little lung damage from being half drowned; he breathes a little heavily and he has to take frequent rests. But I love him just the way he is.

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