Ducklings and Danes: Ducklings Day Out

The ducklings seemed bored today and were managing to get into a bit of trouble inside. So even though it was only in the mid-fifties, I decided some outdoor time would be good for their mental health and mine. Scout got in on the fun and was, as always, very respectful of the boundaries. They…

Ducklings and Danes: Week 3

They are quickly (and everywhere) losing their downy yellow fluff. Their pin feathers aren’t quite filling in yet, so they have some bare pink spots all over.  Especially their wings. They spend a great deal of time out of their crate now. They mostly sleep on their blanket, but they do wander into the kitchen…

Ducklings and Danes Week 2

This has been a big week. They’ve been learning to swim (yes, they kind of have to learn), they’ve spent time running around the house (for enrichment – once the weather is nice, they’ll go outside in their penned area to explore), and their time with the Danes is much more playful and they hold…

Ducklings and Danes Day 2

As promised. More photos and a video: Day 2 was a bit more relaxed, Bixby was content to sleep on the couch, where he could see them if they did something that needed his attention. But for the most, he has adapted to their continued intrusion on his life. Zander on the other hand: Is…

Duckling Diaries: Bixby’s Ducklings

I’ve been occupied with a couple of cuties this past few weeks. I thought I’d share the adventures. Day one started out as expected: Bixby seems to be officially a dad. Ducks arrived today and he has not left their side. He’s also chased away the cats and Scout from “his” ducks. I think it’s…

Book ‘Em, Daffy

I TOLD you ducks were shady. The final scene in my newest novel, Jennifer McCaffrey Mysteries, (spoiler alert!) has to do with rescued ducks in a bathtub. Available soon!! So, of course, this came across my FB feed yesterday: This guy is my new hero: Mark Luther: For everyone inquiring, these two fellas, now named…