Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy to see this face ...

We couldn't find her this morning ... 

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!! 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Timeout for Beau

Beau was being a bully so we gave him a little timeout.

GrMaDuck loved it but Beau wasn't too excited about it however neither was he too upset. 

Doesn't he have beautiful feet!

Washing off the human cooties - hehehehehe 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

duckie pictures - May 6, 2014

We took pictures with the "real" camera this morning but the duckies were all in motion so most of them turned out very blurry.  Below are the few shots we could salvage.
peekaboo I see you

beautiful although sometimes grumpy Beau
Welsh Harlequin drake

looking for yummy bugs

Hello girlie duckies!

King Kouta #1 in peking order around here
Large Pekin drake

girlie duckies gather at the pool

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ducks in a row? Sort of

Just another beautiful spring morning here with the duckies.

I love the way they still sort of walk in a row.

Except when they turn around to talk to me :-)