...are our two ducks. Both were adopted out of a high school experiment involving bonding and imprinting (?) I am unsure as to the details of the project, just that these two were adopted from the program.
Dr Drake Ramoray is a very funny duck. Despite living on a property with a dam, he rarely wades in it. However, God forbid, should ANY other living creature utilise it. He has been seen storming down to the dam to chase off other water fowl, only to storm straight back up to his garden area after duly dispatching of the offending creatures.
Christmas day, he was a torn duck. Every man, child and dog hit the dam for a swim. Poor Drake waddled half way down to the dam, stopped and surveyed the intruders, weighed up his options, retreated a quarter of the way back. He then found his gumption, sallied forth some more, reassessed the situation and finally just beat a hasty retreat back to his waiting lady friend with his duckly dignity mostly intact. Crazy duck.
He teases our youngest Boxer dog mercilessly. We mistakenly incarcerated the young boxer for fear of her harming our duck, but the little ducky devil would attack her through the fence! He had the whole property, yet sought her out to play with. Suffice to say, we love the Drakester.
Charlize Theron, is entering damehood. She is not a duck to be found mixing it with the other rabble. She does not indulge in interspecies frippery. She keeps her own counsel in a very dignified manner.
We love our ducks. They are next to useless, but provide much laughter around our little farm.