MESSAGE from the EMERGENCY
SWAMPDUCKCAST SYSTEM !
No, the ducks didn't fly the coop. They are still pooping regularly. But, there were so many questions about them, I felt the need to provide an explanation of WHY AnodeMan brought them home. The only problem is, I have no explanation of what possessed AnodeMan to bring home the ducks. He brought them home from the feed store. Because there is no water within three miles of our house, as in a pond, lake, or river, they will NOT be living here, unless they morph into Desert Ducks. And because they are Mallards, I don't think they would be too tasty prepared as Peking Ducks, Mr. Blackheart. And no, they aren't following me around. It is a must that the ducks and the dogs do not mingle or they will be Dead Ducks. I did ask him for an explanation and the conversation went something like this:
ME: Why on Earth did you bring home these baby ducks? (Those weren't my e.x.a.c.t. words.)
HIM: Because the kids had so much fun with them when they were little.
ME: Er-Um-Have you looked around the house lately? There are NO little kids living here.
End of Conversation.
For those of you who have been reading here for awhile, it will probably come as no surprise to YOU that AnodeMan came home Sunday with a surprise for ME.
Bubba was quite interested in the gift that was in the box.
He quickly summoned June Bug to come take a look.
Bubba the Boxer, appears more like Bubba the Bird Dog in the above photo.
He's just trying to "get all his ducks in a row."
They may be cute and cuddly looking, but believe me, all they do is eat, drink, poop, eat, drink, poop, and on and on. They also stand in their water and walk through their food. Then they poop in their water and poop in their food, and then they eat and drink and poop some more.
Oh, and did I mention that AnodeMan left town about six hours after he presented me with this gift?
While "dealing" with these eight new guests living here at The Asylum, several quotations and sayings have come to mind:
"You can lead a duck to water, but you can't make him drink."
"I'll be organized when ducks fly...or not."
"A duck cannot change its spots or stripes."
"Git 'er duck," says Larry the Cable Guy.
"He-e-e-e-re's your duck," replies Bill Engvall.
"You can ask until the ducks come home..."
"Sly as a duck."
"Hungry as a duck."
"Hey, it's Yogi duck and his friend Boo-Boo."
"The Duck Days of Summer"
"It's a duck's life."
"I hope I don't catch the Duck Flew."
OK, I'll stop, but I'm sure you can add a few of your own.