Tag Cloud
1950s television Alsace animal behavior Asbestoses Bakewell Tart baking banana coconut upside down cake bananas Barefoot Contessa beach beans beauty beer can chicken Ben E King blueberry Book Review Boom De Ya Da Bradenton Florida cabbage cake canine lung worm carrot salad casserole cassoulet Celebrity Constellation Celebrity cruiseline cheese chicken chicken and dumplings chicken fricasse'e Chicken Salad chicken thighs chihuahua chocolate christmas pudding coconut commercialization of Christmas Condor Ferries contrived ignorance cooking video Cornwall COSTCO cottage pie couscous Cream of Tortilla Soup Cream Recipes cream teas crockpot croutons cruise ship menu cultural awareness current event Curry Dauphinoise Potatoes decorating desserts Dick and Jane Ding Dong School Dinner Discovery Channel diversity dog psychology dogs Easy Recipes eggs enamel coated cast iron English Cooking English trains Enzos on the Lake Epcot extrovert Fall Food Fast Easy Fresh Fennel Recipes fish florida food preparation France Frances Horwich French cooking fresh green beans Fresh Market fresh pasta fresh vegetables fruit tart gardening genital euphenisms George Pullman grandchildren greek yogurt grilling ground lamb ground beef guardian ad litem ham hocks Handicaps Havanese healthy food home decorating how to clean leeks I Have a Dream Ina Garten Indian food introvert Italian Cooking Italian Food IVIG Kix Cereal lamb lamb curry lamb palak lamb shahi khorma lamb shanks Lasagna leek and potato soup Leeks leftovers literacy love song low-carb main course Mallomars Marissa Tomei marriage Martha Stewart Martin Luther King Mary Oliver Meat Recipes meatloaf mental illness Michael Portillo Mickey Rourke Miss Frances modern omelet monkey bread Moroccan muffins Mushroom Recipes Mushrooms Nelsonian knowledge New England Style Cooking Nixon NY Times Obama one dish meal onion tart onions oscar nominated pack dominance pack leadership pakora parenting Parmesan Recipes pasta pate brisee Paula Deen peach cake Peeps peppermint bark photo photography photos pina colada monkey bread pineapple poached poem polish cooking politics poverty pullman dining car raspberries recipe recipes refrigerated rolls riding the rails roast chicken Rush Libaugh RV lifestyle salad Sally Field salmon Samsung Appriances Sand Hill Crane Sand Sculpture Sausage Recipes sausages Schizophrenia school children hear Obama speak self-perception shepherd's pie Siesta Key Florida snails souffle soup South Florida spaghetti squash Spinach St. Malo Stand By Me Whistle Blower summer meal sweet bread Taffy Tandoori cooking Technology Ted talks The Help theme park This Was the Week That Was Tin Can Tourist Tom Gross transatlantic cruise travel trailer tropical plants UK UK Guardian article urban blight Valentine's Day vegetables vegetaria video VIMEO viseo welsh terrier white blood cell count wild salmon Willful Blindness Willful Ignorance wood look porcelain tile World Showcase Youtube Youtube video zucchini Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken

« Blusey and Then Some | How to Talk to Little Girls »

Demise of the Duck Diner

Duck Wars: I've had to stop feeding the ducks. First it was the two pretty ducks, the male with only one foot and female,fondly named Chester and Miss Kitty. You have to be old like me to appreciate the names. They are Florida Mottled Ducks and have the sweetest faces I was buying a bag of cracked corn a week at the feed store. I had trained the dogs not to bark at them.  Chester and Miss Kitty became very friendly, very tame.  It was all good.

Then, these guys showed up...

They are Black Bellied Whistling Ducks and they are NOT nice at all.  First there were two, then four and soon six.  They began driving off Chester and Miss Kitty, literally swooping in and pecking at them.  They started patrolling the lake and making weird noises if Chester and Miss Kitty came around. 

The final outrage was when those nasty invaders attacked Poncho.  Poncho and Taffy's favorite place to nap is about four feet away from the duck diner.  They sleep in the sun by the Bottle Brush Tree.

Last week when Poncho was out there alone napping, those damn wood ducks went after him.  He was terrified and yipped and yelped.  Fortunately for the ducks, Taffy was inside.  So....I closed the Duck Diner.  Since I shut up shop, the marauding  mean ducks have flown the coop.  Chester and Miss Kitty have quit waddling up the bank begging for food, but still serenely glide by the edge of the lake frequently.


Reader Comments (1)

Enjoyed the story, could just imagine it happening, what a good thing Taffy wasn't there. Those ducks together could well have been a match for Taffy. Poor poncho, his favourite resting place will never be the same again. lol

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>