Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Not Our Ducks
On Sunday morning, I looked at the pond and saw two ducks swimming on it.
I immediately thought Maddy and Paddy (the mallard pair) had returned, so I went out with some corn. As soon as I got close to the pond, the ducks flew away. I knew that these were not our ducks.
This morning I looked out and the two ducks were back. I pulled out my binoculars and saw that they were a pair of wood ducks. I know that wood ducks are very flighty, so I just let them enjoy the pond in peace.
I don't know if Maddy and Paddy survived the winter or if they found a new home. It seems that sadly, they will not be back this year.
Cooper Update: Dr Duffy and I are playing phone tag, so I don't know the oncologist's recommendations. This may be TOO much information, but I found a great article about thyroid carcinoma at http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=2666&S=1