April Shadow’s New Forever Home
Last night, April Shadow and Lester Leroy had a long conversation in the dark. I couldn’t help but wonder if they were talking about April leaving for a new forever home. Lester has been a great friend to April, and she has been a good friend to him. We’re sorry to say farewell, but happy that she is headed to a home that is an even better fit for her.
Today at noon we took April Shadow to her new forever home. She was ready to help us navigate, and although she was a little bit stressed, she was still calm-enough to eat peas along the way.
Her new place has a predator-proof pen with hardware cloth on all sides, top and bottom. It has a roof and best of all, a pool with running water! And this is just their day aviary. At night they sleep in the garage with a baby pool and sometimes they hang out in the house. April was friendly-enough to let her new people touch her and she ate some peas out of their hands.
Her new buddy is a duck named Willard. He immediately mated with her, but then decided he was a little wary of his new girlfriend. April Shadow took it all in stride and made herself right at home. Willard just lost a great duck buddy to a tumor at 7-years-old, so he needs a new friend. April Shadow can now have a guy who is just her type, and who can get up and around and swim with her and hunt for bugs. It’s a good match.
April Shadow and Willard swam together, but kept to their own sides. Willard is still grieving the loss of his buddy Peepers, and April is adjusting to the new surroundings. I think in just a very few days though, they will become good friends.
You’re a very handsome guy, Willard. Take good care of little April Shadow. And send a photo once in a while, maybe once you decide she doesn’t have cooties. Be good, April Shadow. And keep Willard busy while he gets over the loss of his buddy Peepers. I know you’ll be good friends in no time.
And don’t worry… I will take good care of Lester for you, April.
Lots of love,
The Silly Human, Lester Leroy and all the ducks and clucks