Sunday, August 05, 2012

Get yer ducklings!

By popular request, I am satisfying your duckling cravings for today...



There are five of them but I only got four in the photo!


This little guy has four symmetrical spots on his back. I am looking forward to seeing his adult markings!





This batch is much more wary of me than the last. I figure that's because they have two fiercely-protective mamas looking after them, who lash out at me if I even look sideways at the babies! Ronna was much more laid-back and trusting of me.

Happy Sunday! Hope you enjoy this cuteness fix.

20 comments:

  1. Oh they are so cute.

    Hugs
    Elna

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    1. It's hard for me not to wander down there and spend time with them.

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  2. Well...you're a bit nosy,Knatolee. Maybe the mamas are afraid of so much publicity for the duckies. They're so cute. One might get pinched out by a visiting stranger. I'm not sure I could resist if I were walking your way.

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    1. That's okay, Claude! I'd give you a duckling. She could live in your bathtub!

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  3. Ahhhhh that was good!!! .... now I can go on with my day!

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  4. Had to drop in to satisfy a recurrent duckling jones. Thanks! I needed that!

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  5. Perfect way to start the week!
    Ahhh. Feel much better now.

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  6. They are still the cutest things on earth.

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    1. ANd no, you can't eat them!

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  7. Why do cute pictures make me sad? Am I alone in this? Scottish gloom versus transatlantic positivity? It troubles me. I need to work on it.

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    1. Hmmm, no idea. Are you gloomy because you can't dunk them in orange sauce and eat them?

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    2. Actually no. I am gloomy because people do dunk them in orange sauce and eat them, honestly, and because they are so fragile in a dangerous world, and because (like us)they grow adult then grow old so fast, and get ill, and...

      Maybe I need a bit of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to deal with cuteness in a more positive way.

      Ugliness... That I can handle, which is fortunate or shaving in the mornings would depress me too :)

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    3. I'll have to find some ugly ducklings to photograph for you!

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  8. Natalie..I came across a blog http://www.itsallconnected.ca/ and read a post on July 31st that really touched me. I think you would 'connect' with this woman as I have and wanted to pass this blog on to you. Deb

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    1. Thanks for the blog link, Deb! I loved her post. :)

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  9. This makes me miss my ducks, which I haven't had in years. I suspect this has to do with being petless for the first time in ... Actually I'm not sure I've ever been petless before.

    The ducklings, dogs, chickens, bees... reclusive cats(???) all help. :) Thank you!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!