April 13, 2009

Just Ducky

On Good Friday our family enjoyed the day off together.  Our final stop of the day was to "just look at" some new baby ducks.  Thirty minutes later ...
we walked out with 6 babies.  Even though I was perfectly content with just 1 pet (our dog) I realized that sometimes it is fun to break your own rule (no more pets!)  To watch the sheer joy on my children's faces was better than any Easter basket.  
Our daughter LOVES animals.  She adores anything with fur, feathers, or (ewww!) scales.  I knew she would take good care of them.
See?  She is already tending to their fashion needs.


Our state laws require that we purchase 6 at a time, so each of us got to name one, plus a spare.  You know, just in case the unthinkable happens.  Which, by the way, we've already discussed with the kids so they won't be in shock if one doesn't make it.
Introducing: Woody, Coco, Doodle, Sweatpea, Chester, and John-Henry

I'll give you two guesses  who picked the name John-Henry.  I chose Sweetpea.   My first choice was Duck Confit, but that was a little barbaric.  Woody and Coco have the black spots.  It will be interesting to see what color they turn out to be.

Doodle was making us nervous on Saturday night.  His neck was a little red.  I think he was being loved-to-death (guess which child he belongs to).  Literally. Loved to death.  We put him on bed rest (aka: no touchy) and he seems to be doing great!
In fact, we're all just ducky!


13 comments:

Amy said...

Wow! I'm in shock! Your pictures really capture their softness. Did you verify the 6 at a time rule? It sounds like a good sales pitch.

C-re said...

You must be in GA with that state law. We have 6 chicks but I so wanted them. :o) Whatcha gonna do with ducks besides let them be cute?

C Maisy said...

Girl,
Where are you going to keep these?
What a fun pet.

Carrie said...

I just came across you blog and wanted to say Hi and love the little chicks! We have new kittens

The Lord Family said...

Oh, they are so cuuuuuuuuuuute!

What's the deal with the 6 at a time rule?

Tracey said...

How sweet! Love the pictures...can't wait for the blog posts as they get bigger!!

Sandy Toes said...

So very cute! They are just so fuzzy!
sandy toe

Carpoolqueen said...

Duck Confit? Now that's my kinda' name!!! Ha ha ha ha ha .......I'm so glad you posted pics.

Samantha said...

Oh my! They are so cute. So what happens when they get bigger? Will they just fly off or do you have a pond or something to keep them? Sweet pictures.

Rachel said...

These are so cute! My S-I-L brought 4 baby chicks to the in-laws house for Easter. The kids had a ball playing with them! But once Easter is over...? What exactly are you going to do with these 6 birds?! :)

Mom said...

This was hilarious reading the posts..! They are DUCKLINGS, y'all,not chicks. Ducklings turn into ducks; chicks turn into chickens (unless we are talking about the human variety of "chicks"...)We got 2 ducks for Easter when I was about 10 & had them in the back yard (in the city) till the late summer when we took them to a farm pond. They would come peck on the wood part of our back door when they wanted to be fed. So I guess it's in the genes, but I'm getting to reap the benefits of these cute little guys (or girls...we don't know yet), without any of the responsibility. They really are as cute as the pictures!

Amber B. said...

Those are adorable! How fun for your kids!!!

Trudi said...

They are darling!