Life lessons from my ducks…

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Life lessons from my ducks…

Back in March we brought home 4 fluffy little ducklings, and a whole new world opened to us. Just a few days after we brought them home we lost one – Lovey – she started having seizures. We found out later that sometimes this happens, and once they start, there is really nothing you can do. Last week, unfortunately, we lost another – Love. (My daughter named both of them) He started thinking he was top duck and well, the other 2 which are almost twice his size, didn’t like that idea.

Other than losing the two, in heartbreaking circumstances, we have truly enjoyed them. And after a very long, trying day they can give quite a bit of entertainment and a good laugh. Here is a quick list of some of the things we have learned from our 5 short months with ducks!

  1. Drink lots of water
  2. Eat a varied diet with lots of fruits and veggies (I’ll skip the bugs-yuck)
  3. Dance!
  4. Be inquisitive
  5. When your happy – show it (wag your tail)
  6. Try new things
  7. Hang out with friends
  8. Dig deep for what you want
  9. Smile
  10. Walk and run (or waddle)
  11. Take a plunge
  12. Don’t be afraid to get your feet (or beak) dirty
  13. Snuggle
  14. Look out for predators
  15. Call for help when lost
  16. Keep clean
  17. Sometimes you have to fluff yourself up
  18. Chase what you want
  19. Just let stuff slide off your back
  20. Make new friends
  21. Stretch
  22. Take each day – one day at a time
  23. Have your own opinion
  24. Listen (ours likes Enya)
  25. Run to someone safe when you are scared


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