They were out foraging and it was time to go in I rounded them all up and not quite in a row the waddled back into the duck pen and as they did I counted cute little white heads 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ... Wait who is missing? I counted them again and in doing so noticed it was Missy that was missing. Her arthritis will make her slow and lazy sometimes so I circled back around the duck pen, but no Missy.
I looked in all the known hiding places inside the pen and still didn't find her. Now I was worried. What happen where is she? I didn't hear any alarm quacking just normal morning quacking. I search the woods behind the pen, the front yard, the garden, then the surrounding woods. No Missy to be found. How can a big slow fussy duckie like Missy just disappear? I searched the inside the pen again. Nope not under the duck house not even the forth time I checked, not in the duck house.
Now I was in a fitful sad panic - where was she?
I thought she must be gone - taken from me while I wasn't looking, by what I didn't know.
Running late for my meeting I locked up the other duckies and left with my heart very very heavy.
I only told a couple of people, but one dear friend said she would pray for a miracle that Missy would come home safe and sound.
When I got home I immediately looked out the back and counted duckies through my window, - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, little girlies and Kouta, Beau, and Darrick - no Missy - then I went and changed clothes to go look for Missy again.
I first went into the pen to give treats and guess who was there!??!? YEP! Missy!
Right there in plain sight! I got so excited I freaked out a bit. Missy stood there like, " yeah, I am here, duh, what is wrong with you?"
I am so so so happy to see this funny freckled face this evening!
So very very very happy! I have no idea where she was hiding earlier. I am just so very thankful she is here and with us!!