Quack Quack

Spencer got ducklings. Let me tell you about them…

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No, they’re really not that bad (except when they run out of water, they let you know they require a refill). I can pretty much sleep through everything anyway and a little peeping isn’t going to stop that.

They’re freaking weird though. Cute also, but just weird. For example, have you ever tried picking up something with only two legs? Usually you’d grab right under the armpits but ducks don’t even have arms. And these ducklings still have wimpy baby wings so how the crap do you handle that? They won’t just sit in your hands either. No, they’re idiots and waddle right off . You have to kind of grab them around their necks to restrain the little buggers which just doesn’t seem safe, but that’s if you manage to catch them at all because they’re pretty quick. I feel like an idiot chasing them around their cage. It’s a freaking bird cage and there’s only so far they can go from my hand but it still takes me a good couple of minutes.Granted, some of that is probably because I was scared they would bite  chomp nip? me which also makes me feel like an idiot because first off they don’t have teeth and secondly they’re tiny pipsqueaks and it doesn’t even hurt. Like not at all.

They also poop a lot. Almost constantly. Spencer wants to make them duck diapers (just one of the many uses of Pinterest) but until then it’s either follow right behind them with a poop towel or keep them in their cage. Obviously, she chooses the cage. Which is good for the ease of clean-up but bad for the smell. They also smell. A lot. Geez, tiny ducklings, my brother doesn’t even leave that bad of a smell in the restroom (and let me tell you folks…whew).

When they are allowed out, though, it’s super cute. So Pocoyo is the smaller of the two but he is the ring leader. Pato mindlessly follows the little guy around and absolutely FREAKS OUT if you separate them. You think they’re loud  normally but upset Pato and you’ll be lucky to get your eardrums through that experience intact. He’s starting to honk too, Peep > Honk.

Tyche loves them though. I was a little worried at first that she would, you know, try and eat them but she just wants to play! Pocoyo doesn’t really mind her but Pato runs away like a little baby. Come on, it’s just a cat five times your size charging you. Grow a pair. There has only really been one hiccup with the cat/duck dynamic. I was videotaping the cuteness and Tyche must have used her claws a little bit because Pocoyo flew up in the air about half a foot, peeped like crazy, and then waddled away to safety (Spencer). Needless to say I will not be putting that video online for fear of looking like a duck murderer…

All in all, the ducks are cute little babies and I’ll be sad once they’re big enough to go to Spencer’s friend’s farm. But they’ll live a happy ducky life and I’ll enjoy them until then.

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