Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ducks

I have different ring tones on my cell phone so I can easily distinguish the caller when my phone rings. Of course my ring tones bear some significance to the caller and it's fun to pair the person to the appropriate ring tone. Rachel's ring is a quacking duck. I remember not too long ago reading about when our President was speaking and someone's quacking phone went off. The President found it quite amusing and wondered what would be next. I thought it was quite funny that it was the same ring tone as Rachel's.

My dear daughter befriends every critter in our neighborhood, with her favorite being the ducks. They are interesting creatures, the ducks. Each one has a name, lovingly bestowed upon them by Rachel. Do you realize how often ducks reproduce? I've always heard that rabbits take the lead in that area, but these ducks are either sitting on eggs or they are surrounded by ducklings.

I can't help but be drawn to them, to some extent. Imagine my dismay this morning as I was leaving for work, when by my car were nine two week old ducklings quacking their little heads off because their Mama was nowhere to be found. I mean, just where do these ducks get their mothering instincts from?

I figured this would be a good Kodak moment, so I try to snap a quick one. Guess I should've gotten a photo release or something because in a flash, Mama was back, herding up her babies away from the mean old lady with the camera.

Hmpf! Now she acts like the doting mother!!

5 comments:

Cheryl /Ashton said...

How cute are the little ducklings...they probably were looking for your daughter! Mama Duck got a little distracted evidently and the little ones escaped, off to explore and see the big world. Thanks for the nice comment.

Peggy said...

I love ducks, big ones and small ones. When we lived in Ohio, ourhouse backed up to a pond. I just loved to sit and watch all the water animals...so many babies every spring.
Your pictures brought back such nice memories!

Sherri said...

I love those fuzzy little ducklings! Thanks for sharing with us!

Marilyn said...

Aw-w-w-w-w, how adorable they are!!
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Kay said...

How very adorable, Joyce! I've never heard a quacking ring tone. Now I'm curious!