Well Bernie the Duck may be in love with Petra (or at least in lust), but there’s no love lost between him and our two newest duck family members: Teresa and Avila, who arrived this afternoon, all yellow ducklette fuzz and brash mini-quacks. They are about four weeks old.
They can probably hold their own … but “probably” isn’t enough for me. Once I saw how aggressive Bernie was being to them, I just couldn’t risk waking up tomorrow morning to fuzz-less ducklings, or, worse yet, dead ones. Back into Smooch’s cat carrier they went, and up to the second floor just outside my room. It may smell like a barn up here, but I think I’ll put up with it until I know they can hold their own against a testosterone-saturated nine-pound bully.
[CHECK BACK NOW AND THEN — I’LL GET A PICTURE OF THESE LATEST ADDITIONS TO DUCKVILLE.]