I remember when I ordered the ducklings, I was so excited, I was like a kid waiting for Christmas. I would check the calendar every day. When I finally got the call that they were at the post office (this was after I had already called the post office twice by 9am), I jumped in my car and raced down to pick them up. The first couple days I would have to stop myself from sitting all day and watching them and holding them. Luckily I took some ducky "maternity" leave from work (I'm very lucky to have an animal lover for a boss), so I had some extra time to spend with the babies.
The first few weeks we kept them in a wading pool filled with straw in the front room. When I would sit down next to their pool they would get excited and jump out of the pool to come snuggle on my lap. I was in Heaven!
|Poppy, Rosemary, Clover and Daphne snuggling on my lap|
|Baby Daisy snuggling on my lap|
Since the girls have grown up they don't like to snuggle with me as much. When I go outside they often surround me and follow me around the yard, but don't like to snuggle. Today was a little different. I went out and sat on the ground and I eventually had all 7 ducks circled around me, snuggled up and taking little ducky naps. Unfortunately it was impossible to get a picture of all of them but I was able to get pictures of a few of them.
|Daphne snuggled up next to me, with Rosemary snuggled up behind me.|
|Poppy and Daisy snuggled up on my other side.|
|Another picture of Daphne. Violet is in the background, she didn't want to snuggle as closely as the others.|
|Clover snuggled up next to my leg.|
|Another picture of Poppy, Daisy, and Rosemary.|
I'm so happy to have ducks in my life now and would love to get more ducklings in the future. For anyone considering getting ducks, I HIGHLY Recommend getting ducks!
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