When our friends Marie-Emmanuelle and Patrick were here yesterday, asking us to be godparents to their baby, we went down and visited the ducklings. I know Marie-Emmanuelle is great with animals; she fostered our two dogs before they came to live here in 2007. But take a good look at this photo:
Notice anything unusual? Yes, that's right, Mama Duck is EATING FROM Marie-Emmanuelle's hand. Not trying to kill her or "sit in her lap" or peck out her eyeballs. M-E is truly the Duck Whisperer.
And I swear the babies are doubling in size every day. That said, the one on the cement block isn't quite as large as he looks compared to Mama. Just a weird camera angle. But they are getting to be humungous. That bath is really too small for them now.
Note Sophie in the background. She is a little too obsessed. She is fine with ducks and chickens but something about peeping babies seems to fire up her salivary glands!
And here we are with Amy Winehouse duck!
Her beak, while not attractive, is healing very well (lower right) and she's growing like a weed.
I wonder what that one in the middle is saying to the others?
Time for a little post-swim grooming!