Archive for the ‘Journal’ Category

…is this Weird?


As time passed…


I’ve grown more comfortable with my human friends. The other one has a weird name too, but I’ll just call her Anne. Anne and Vee seem to be very agreeable about most things. They are super nice to me.

Most days I will wait outside their door in the morning to see if I can scrounge up some grub. Every morning, like clockwork, Vee comes out the door with this furry canine creature she calls Scooby. Scooby doesn’t pay much attention to me…but I’m not stupid. I know those canine creatures can turn on us ducks in a split second! So I don’t get too close. In case you’re wondering how I knew what ‘canine’ means….I Googled it! 😉

…anyway….Most mornings Vee will share some bread with me or some oats. She’s pretty nice about it. If I’m by myself she feeds me right on her lawn. If I happen to be followed by other ducks she makes us go across the street…I don’t think she likes them much.

Hello world!

Hello! I’m a duck. Not just any duck, mind you. I’m a Pekin Duck. I don’t really know what that means, being as… I’m a duck, but this woman I met assures me that it’s good.

That reminds me…I live in a campground in New Jersey (wherever that is) and several months ago I was injured by some of my fellow ducks – quite certain it was the Mallards (they seem to be the ones who are most aggressive). I was bleeding and limping along when I stumbled upon this nice human person. I can only describe the look on her face as one of kindness and concern.

You know how you can tell a lot about a person very quickly…like a feeling you get that they might be good or bad? Well, I got the feeling from this person that she was nice. She didn’t run after me or try to grab me. She just sat down and spoke in a soothing voice to reassure me that she wouldn’t hurt me. I didn’t believe her!

I’ve been around long enough to know that those humans are a weird bunch. They say one thing and do something completely different. So, I just kept my distance and found shelter under her camper.

Later on, she brought me some bread and left it on the ground. I gobbled it up right away. Then she was gone…