New boy picks a name

gus
The new duck has chosen his name. I’m not sure where these names come from, but when a new kid arrives I tell them to think of a name and let me know. When Janet chose her name, I made her sleep on it a second night because I thought it was kind of dumb. But it just fits her. Carol I think I may have rushed a bit, because sometimes I call her Connie. Close enough.

boys
Gus and his buddy Lester Leroy are doing well, as long as Gus can avoid “The Ramona Monster.” She has a little blood lust for Gus, and she caught him on Friday while I was at work. But by the time I ran home to check on him and separate her back on her side of the aviary, they had worked it out and Gus was no worse for wear. So hopefully they’ll try to play nice. I reinforced the aviary partitions a bit just in case.

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In other news, remember little Eddie the call duck? He still lives in Arizona with his forever family, and he’s doing well. In fact, he is doing a little too well! It was always believed that he couldn’t mate with their other ducks because he is so small, even though he would try.

Photo courtesy of Janis

Well surprise surprise! Eddie fertilized ONE egg with Dewey duck after years of trying. She hatched this super cute little half-mallard, half-call duckling that no one thought could happen. Very sneaky, Dewey & Eddie. Congratulations to the entire family.

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Carol just wanted to stop in and say hello. Here she is enjoying the fresh-cut grass on Saturday. Unfortunately Sunday was a rainy Seattle mess, but Saturday was nice!

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Sunday I stopped by Greenlake park to sit and watch the ducks for a bit. I know I can sit in my own yard and watch them, but I like to get out once in awhile. This cute little mallard mom came by with her six ducklings in tow and made my day.

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Aren’t they adorable? I hope they do well. It’s a tough world out there for a wild baby duckling. Stick close to mom, kids.

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That’s about all from us this weekend. Meow from Simon and have a good week.

P.S. Forgot to mention that Olivia’s blood work came back okay, but she’ll stay on antibiotics for a few more days just to be safe.

15. May 2011 by Silly Human
Categories: New Rescues | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I suspect Gus picked his name just to rhyme with Les, to commemorate his bro-love for him.

  2. Welcome, Gus!

    Cute ducklings!

  3. “Just hop on the bus Gus; Make a new plan Stan; Don’t need to be coy, Roy.” — Paul Simon, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

  4. That is so great that the small call-duck was able to produce a baby call-duck/mallard baby. Great photos.

  5. Awww, welcome, Gus! And congrats to Eddie and Dewey on their ADORABLE duckling!

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