The ducklings are too cute. Mommy duck definitely looks very maternally protective. I'm sorry about Jack.
I want a Jack Layton to vote for down here. I'd volunteer to help with his campaign. What a lovely man. So sorry both for his family's and for Canada's loss.
Pilgrim, Mama is FIERCE! :) We have to move her and the ducklings to another duck house, and I figure she'll try to kill me!
CogDIs, it is so sad, and it's just not good that there is now no one to stand up to the Prime Minister. I've never seen anything like it in Canadian politics.
Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!