Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrity Duck Rehab - Continued

Mr. Duck has made great strides since the last episode of Celebrity Duck Rehab.  According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Indian Runner ducks are great foragers. Having been raised a child star, Mr. Duck hadn’t even stepped foot inside a grocery store, let alone done any actual foraging for himself. I am happy to report that after some scratch-grains-served-under-water therapy he’s now quite adept at foraging both under water and above ground. You can see him here doing his best anteater impersonation.

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We have also been working diligently on his social skills, given that it was his lack thereof that got him suspended. The chickens come to visit him often.

“They’re eating my grain. I don’t want them eating my grain,” he said.

“But, Mr. Duck, they are your guests. You remember how you are supposed to treat guests, right? You follow their lead and assist them however you can.”

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“Hello, the best grains are at the bottom of the pan. Go ahead, stick you’re head in there,” he said.

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“Mr. Duck! She’s a chicken, she’ll drown!”

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“Oops, my bad,” said Mr. Duck sarcastically.

I don’t think his therapy is quite complete. Perhaps another month.

11 comments:

Gone Country said...

Too funny!

My Dad & I just finished the new duck pond/enclosure but I can't get the ducks to go swimming in the new pond. Sigh! LOTS of training needed around here, lol!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Glad he is doing well!
Love,
Alexa

Melissa said...

Love, love, love, love, love. He would try to drown the chickens. Too funny.

Diannia said...

I still think he needs a girlfriend...just sayin...

Diannia

Elaine said...

Mr. Duck is extremely cool and I enjoy following his stories. Perhaps a lady duck would take his mind off the chickens? or just be another hapless soul to fuss with?
She could probably set him straight!!

Michelle May said...

Hilarious! Oh how I do love your critters.

OldBagNewTricks said...

I L♥VE your photos -- may I ask what kind of camera you use?

Christine said...

Hi, I use a Nikon D7000.

thecrazysheeplady said...

He's quite a character. How much trouble would a couple ducks get into running loose on our farm?

bo-mar industries said...
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bo-mar industries said...

Mr. Duck reminds me of my childhood pet duck, Ethel! What a cutie!! I miss my guy!!