Monday, July 2, 2007

Daisy and Donald

We have two new duckies on our pond! Their names are Daisy and Donald and they're Rouen ducks. Rouen's look sorta like Mallard's. The ducks belonged to Ross's two kids, Taylor and Austin. Ross is one of dad's pilot friends that was going to fly Sunshade here to spend the day with me and Putter. So far these plans haven't gotten off the ground so to speak!
Anyway, Taylor and Austin got these ducks for an Easter gift back in April. They came from Murray McMurray Hatchery and were just a day or so old! Imagine how adorable they were and how tiny! These kids raised these 2 ducks, with the help of their parents all by themselves and they took awesome care of them! The duckies adopted these two kids as their mom and dad and they followed them everywhere! They slept in a cardboard box at night and Ross bought Daisy and Donald their own pool to swim in. They've been growing like weeds and they've now outgrown their duckie pool and they need a pond to swim in so they asked us if Daisy and Donald could come live here. Of course we said yes - the more the merrier!
So this morning they brought them down and put them at the edge of the pond to get acquainted with our duck family.
Our resident ducks actually weren't too welcoming and maybe this was a good thing seeing as these 2 youngsters have never been in a BIG pond before.
Daisy and Donald eventually did get more comfortable and they did go into the water and gobbled up some yummy green pond algae.
Before too long they were back on land and that was the last of the pond!

It wasn't too much longer that Taylor and Austin kissed the duckies good-bye and headed for home! The two feather brains adopted mom immediately as their mother and dad as their father!

I'm trying to tell them that this is our mom and she doesn't want feather kids - only furkids!
Even Mitch isn't happy with the two new additions! We just want to chase them!The duckies sorta just hung around all day under the shade tree watching our every move until it was time for us to come inside. Dad was leary of leaving them outside overnight just yet so he put them in a cardboard box inside the barn with food and water. Hopefully they get more comfortable tomorrow!

The duckies were more nervous around Mitch than they were around me! I wonder why?

Can you guess what Mitch is chewing on? It's a swan feather! hehehehe Can you blame them!


Until next time...................

Love ya lots,

Maggie

39 comments:

The Airechicks said...

Hey M&M -

Duckies - that's very nice of you guys to let Daisy & Donald come live at your house....

Please tell Daisy & Donald we're pleased to meet them....


We would like to send a card for Maggie's birthday.

Toby said...

Hi Maggie!

That's so exciting to have two new feather kids living with you. Although Mitch may have to find something else to chew on from now on. LOL!~

Tobes

Chelsea said...

I am so glad to see you guys are keeping well. Mitch is still getting into all kinds of mischief and his big sister is a little more patient with him then the last time I visited here.

Good on ya both

xoxoxo
Chelsea

wally said...

Oh how fun to get to live with ducks! I love to chase 'em. I try to herd them. Mostly I just want attention. I've never had duck feather--is it good, Mitch?

wally

Suki said...

What cool birds! They're really big compared to the birds around my house.


Swan feathers, Mitch? Hmmm...sure, why not! I'd give it a try!

Puggy kisses
Suki

Bogart said...

Ducks are fun... while I only chase 'em a bit, it's pretty cool to see them flap away when I get close. Good times.

Love,
Bogart

Huskee Boy said...

Hmm.. no wonder Daisy and Donald are weary of Mitch! I'd be too if I were them! heheheee..
Hopefully they settle in soon with the resident duckies..

T-man said...

What cute ducks!! They look like the best of friends too. I hope you will make them feel at home in their new pond.

Joe Stains said...

hmm those ducks do not look like they can be trusted, I bet they want to steal your toys!

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Maggie,
Are you sure Donald & Daisy didn't escape from Disneyland or sumthing and try to seek refuge in your home? :)

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Maggie,
Are you sure Donald & Daisy didn't escape from Disneyland or sumthing and try to seek refuge in your home? :)

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

OK, I'm totally confused. First you say the ducks are ruined, then you say the kids took good care of them. WHICH IS IT? We'd chase those ducks all day if it wasn't so hot!

Oscar Airedale said...

Welcome Donald & Daisy, I hope they'll soon settle in and be accepted by the other ducks (if Mitch doesn't catch them first!)

Licks
Oscar x

Amber-Mae said...

Yeah, I can't blame the two duckies of being scared of him. Oh gosh, I hope he didn't ACTUALLY kill the swan. Where did he get that feather from anyway? Poor fella... But I think if I saw them two, I would chase them too!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

ROSSI said...

whatever a thing is called "MOVING" thing.. i will chase them.. Oh maggie, u r just so nice to them for not chasing them.. though they are cutie but don't u tempted to....u know what i mean... heheheeh

even now i have difficulty to move but am still have the spirit to do whatever i like..

love
Golden Rossi

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh you got ducks staying with you. I hope they play with you. Will you share your ice cream with them?

~ Girl girl

umekotyan said...

About a lovely duck, it is donald and Rouen.
The dog and the duck hope to play happily.

from loved ume tyan

jaffeboy said...

Oh no, Maggie & Mitch, U have to remember; the duckies are not dinner ok. They are "family".

BTW, I never did get the bacon & egg nor the ice cream. MaMa is a meanie. She said I had my breakie before we left the house so I don't get anything. We got some fish treats thou. Quite yummy.

PreciOus said...

Daisy and Donald are so cute! Hopefully Mitch will get in terms with them. Hehe.

Snuggle,
Precious

Seadra & Zoe said...

Mitch and Maggie....Keep an eye on Donald and Daisy. You might soon have a line of baby ducks following you around.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Isabella said...

I hope no ducks come to our yard because Emmy would eat them and Linda would freak out and it would just be an awful scene.
Big Wags.
Isabella

Ike said...

Chase those duckies away before they steal all your attention!
Ike

Herbie said...

Did Daisy and Donald come from disneyland? They're cute!

Gigi, Slurpee, Nachos and Murrey said...

its always nice to have new additions to the family.
the more the merrier!!!
weeeeeeeeee~

Nachos

Faya said...

Don't chase them.... I don't want that they find the way to Switzerland....
Oh have you seen Alinghi ? We are the champion....yessssss
Big Kiss, Faya

PerfectTosca said...

Holy Cannoli! Duckies! Duckies are my favorite toys! I want a real one!

Wired for Mackie said...

I've seen some ducks before and some geese. The geesers fly over my house in the fall making all kinds of racket and interupting my peace and quiet! I'm pretty sure if I got close to a duck I'd try to maul it. Sorry. They were cute though!

Your pal, Mackie the potential duck murderer.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie.
You are so nice letting those duckies live with you.
I hope everything goes well with them.
I hope Mitch makes friends with them.
Have a nice day
Lorenza

triple Bs said...

Nice ducks! We like ducks too, but just to chase them. Our mom really likes ducks and she says someday we will have a pond for some. Oh boy.

Faya said...

Happy 4th July Maggie, Mitch and Family !!!

Reina the Doxie said...

Hi Maggie,
THe ducks are sooooooo cute!
Help me say Hi to Daisy & Donald!!!!
Mitch should appear more friendly and chew on something else instead!

hehehe
Love,
Reina

Marvin The Dog said...

oooooh I love Duck with Orange sauce.....ooooops sorry.....got a bit drooly there Maggie.

No seriously, welcome to Daisy and Donald and Happy Independence Day!

love and licks, mmmmmmm! Got real hungry just thinking about darn ducks now!

Marv xxxxxx

Ivy said...

how cool! i wish that i had a bunch of ducks in my back yard that i cud chase around. do you think if i dig a big pond that i mite get some ducks? that wud be fun!

i hope daisy and donald haf a good long happy duck life at your place.

Tupac_da_dogg said...

I can't believe you didn't chew on those nice duckies! I would have.

Tupac

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Daisy & Donald Duck..hehe

In time to cone, we think you guys will be good friends

Love
Boy n Baby

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Maggie,
You didn't like our fireworks noises on the puter??? hehehehehehe! Hope you had a great 4th of July today. Your Papa was smart to put the duckies into the barn at night. It will take them both some time to learn to hide or run from danger. Hopefully there aren't any wild cats around, cause they will try to get the ducks. We hope they stay safe.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

fee said...

hi maggie,

more duckie poop to eat!!! yeah! yeah! yeah!

loves,
fee

ToFFee said...

Hi Maggie!

these duckies look inseparable!

watch out! they might form a duckavolution against you and mitch!

wowf! swan! mommy wanted to see one.. I hope Mitch didn't gobble it up.


Wuffs!
Toffee

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Maggie,

Mum will be home in just 2 weeks! Meanwhile I'm keeping Judah busy. You're a great pal!

Love your ducks!

xxx Asta down under