I was so happy they all lived…..but I must say…..just picture a pond with a Mom and Dad duck and 9 ducklings….
….and then……one day…..none. I didn’t cry. But I felt like it!
they flew on a Thursday….and the parents flew with them!
I was elated that they all survived the “sitting duck” stage….however; I did miss them terribly.
Saturday of that week my friend who lives very nearby
(less than a mile) on a golf course, called me to ask for my advice on the “trim color” on her house!
(My advice is always available; and I always have an opinion!)
(my adorable brother says……….”if you ask my sister her opinion…and she doesn’t have one…….rush her to the hospital immediately!!!
Something is terribly wrong!!!”)
I got to the house……..(it is on a pond) and I see a bunch of ducks on the far side of the pond , on the golf course……(so much lawn!)
and my back is to the pond and I am talking and pointing to the trim….giving my opinion!
We turn around……there are two ducks steaming across the pond……and they get out….walk through the garden…….walk up to us within a foot of us and look right up at me!
(can you picture it? Ducks have these long necks…..and they are making eye-contact! I swear!!)
My friend says……..””EEK! This has never happened!!” (She was not thrilled they were on her lawn!)
I said…..”Oh, so sorry, CeCe! These are “My ducks” they recognized my voice!
I think it is the biggest compliment I have had in my entire life!! Honestly!
and here they are BACK!!! There are 6 pair in our pond every day!
I didn’t get a photo of all 12; but they are there!!!
There are twelve every morning! And when they hear my voice…..or my feet on the gravel they steam right up to me!
Life is wonderful!!!
My favorite stories of our lives are things like this!
Thank you for reminding me! It is truly a wonderful and happy story!