New Kid on the Flock

Today the new duck started her day by visiting with me on the bed for a while before getting up and going outside.

She had a nice swim in the pool and preened all of her feathers.

After a good flap, she dried off her feathers and enjoyed the sun for a bit.

Then she came back inside to stand on one leg for a while and take a nap. Meanwhile, we took a sample of her poop over to the veterinarian to check and ensure she is free of parasites.

Thankfully she is parasite-free! So that means she can now enjoy the company of her new crush, Lester Leroy. Gus tried to give her a bit of a hard time, but she just kept going around him to stand next to Lessie. She really likes Lester.

Lester enjoyed his evening swim and tried to keep the new girl out of his pool. As you can see, she REALLY wanted to join him for a swim. They are very cute together and I hope they continue to get along well. She can be REALLY LOUD when she wants to (like when I put Lester away for the night and she couldn’t play with him any more), so we’ll have to cross our fingers and hope it doesn’t become a problem.

For now she is safe and happy and healthy and content, and a very good ducky.

08. October 2011 by Silly Human
Categories: New Rescues | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Well duh. Lester is a cool duckie. I hope she can stay, tho’. She looks like such a sweetie.

  2. A drive-by swim. Good work, Shadow.

    No matter how many times I see it, a duck sleeping on one legs always makes me giggle.

    We have a Pringles stuffie, too. Honk honk.

  3. *on one leg. D’oh!

  4. Lester and Shadow remind me of a couple of other ducks i know. There’s a little romance going on at our lake between a wild duck that I rescued and, later, was released back to the lake and another, younger female that was always there. They are inseparable and the female lets no one get between him and her, not even the rescue duck’s own sister. They are so affectionate to each other too.

  5. What a great new duck. That video was a riot when the new duck zoomed into the water, splashed around and out again just as fast.

  6. Been a follower for a long time, never commented before… Just wanted to say that your blog and YOU make me very happy. 🙂 Thanks ~

  7. Amazing how much better Shadow looks after a few baths and your excellent TLC! It is wonderful to see her so full of the joy of life! Thanks again for taking her in.

    Didn’t realize how much larger Gus was – muscovy power!

  8. Awww, I love how she walks around the tub while doing the typical ducky bath movements–dipping her head, quivering her wings, and then FLAP FLAP FLAP!

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