Our pet ducks

@Happy2BeMe (74935)
Canada
March 3, 2017 11:01am CST
I read a post by @JamesHxstatic about the woman who brings her chickens into her home and I mentioned to him that we use to do that with ducks when we were kids and he said he would be interested in reading about it. So @JamesHxstatic this ones for you. When were were young we always had animals of some sort. We had dogs, cats, rabbits, a pig, geese, guineas pigs, hamsters, etc. Dad decided one year that we were going to get some ducks. We got two mallard ducks, a male and a female. We called them Mork and Mindy. We use to take them for walks to the neighbors house. They slept outside in their pen but throughout the day we bring them inside when we came in to watch TV. We'd just open the door and they would walk right in. It was too cute. When Mindy started laying eggs we started to hatch little ducklings. They were so sweet. We would watch then break their shells away and their tiny little webbed feet would break through or their little beaks. It was so exciting for us. They are able to swim the same day that they are born. Mom had this big washtub and we would bring it in the house and let the little ducklings swim in it. We could have left it outside but Mom and Dad didn't seem to mind when we brought them in the house to swim. There was one year we had about 6-7 little ducklings. We were going away for the weekend to these camps that we use to go to every year. We packed up all the ducks and loaded them in the station wagon along with mom, dad, the four of us and one of the neighborhood kids and off we went. While we were there we would take the little ducklings down to the lake and let them swim around. All the kids there were at our camp because they wanted to spend time with the little ducklings. We had so much fun with them. Those were good times and some of my childhood memories that I treasure.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Our neighbour had a pet silver fox. Rocky would walk into our house for a visit. He would also climb up on the garage roof. Rocky met his demise because he wasn't afraid of dogs. A dog from the next block didn't play nice...as far as that dig was concerned....rocky was a fox...the enemy...it didn't end well.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Awwww I am so sorry to hear that. That is sad. Poor Rocky.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe it was a long time ago, but your ducks reminded me of Rocky.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
A silver fox as a pet is extremely unusual.
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@amadeo (73005)
• United States
3 Mar 17
same here no one here that I know have pet duck.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
I don't think many people do. lol
@amadeo (73005)
• United States
3 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe Okay.Quack,Quack,
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
3 Mar 17
So sweet... Here we dont have ducks as pets.. Its uncommon...
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Not a lot of people have pets duck around here.
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
4 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe oh i see.. But they look so sweet as you..hehe
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
I live in the city where no one has ducks as pets.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Mar 17
Oh your so lucky, I'm sure they were so adorable! It put a smile on my face thinking about them following you in the house and then the ducklings swimming around in the tub. Lol. Thanks for sharing this!
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
Nice reply Jennifer.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
You are welcome. I am so many great childhood memories. I was blessed to have such wonderful parents.
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@RasmaSandra (19660)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Mar 17
What wonderful memories. I love little ducklings.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Thanks. Yes they are so sweet.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
Me to.
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@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Sounds so sweet and not that hard I should think to take care of... darling daughter wants a goat!!
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
I have always wanted a goat. I think they are so sweet.
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@JudyEv (134702)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar 17
Goats are wonderful pets and great companions. I can vouch for their suitability.
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
3 Mar 17
I was never allowed those types of pets. I wanted a hamster or gerbil.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Awwwww they make great pets. My mom and dad were both animals lovers and could never say no to any animal not matter what it was.
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• United States
3 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe We had a freakin' poodle. gack.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
I had a hampster and so did my brother.
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@NJChicaa (46116)
• United States
3 Mar 17
We had a duck that hung around our yard one fall. It had to have been someone's pet. It would peck at our front door and then walk through the house to the back door. We kept a baby pool full for it. It would fly from other yards to us when we called it. It was so cool.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
That is so cute. They are really smart.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
I have seen ducks swim in the river at my parents camp.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
@workathomefan we have a lot of ducks around our place now. I love feeding them.
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@jstory07 (69777)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Mar 17
That must have been a lot of fun having those ducks and watching the babies hatch.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
I love your reply Judy.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
Yes it really was.
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
3 Mar 17
We grew up rural. With that being said - animals were never allowed in the house. My sister would sneak them in the basement and blame me. It is not easy being the baby of the family!
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
lol I suppose that would be the case. The baby in our family got away with everything! lol
• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
That was mean of your sister to blame you.
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@JudyEv (134702)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar 17
What great memories for you. And how nice that would have been taking all the ducks with you to the lake.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
Thanks yes that was a lot for fun
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 17
How wonderful is that - taking ducks on holiday with you! Great.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
It was great.
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@LeaPea2417 (21961)
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Mar 17
How cute, sweet memories.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Thank you!
@skysnap (18034)
3 Mar 17
we don't have ducks here :(
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Oh really. Where are you from?
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@pammooratan (4676)
• India
3 Mar 17
Nice ...loving. ..sweet. .memories. .
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Thank you.
• India
3 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe You write long discussion post .Is it any benificiary for earnings?
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
@pammooratan No it does not make a big difference but it is good to write at least a paragraph when you are making a discussion.
@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
4 Mar 17
We had lots of animals too as kids but no ducks, our geese were mean!! lol I loved the bunnies.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
Our geese were mean too. They would chase us around the yard.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
4 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe lol us too and we had a rooster so mean the mailman refused to deliver unless he was penned lol
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
@BelleStarr lol that is funny
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Mar 17
of all those animals, what made the best pets?
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
Aside the the dogs and cats I would say the rabbits. They are similar to cats in so many ways.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe I had pondered rabbits, just never had one, and not sure what all one needs, and if they can be paper trained.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
7 Mar 17
@Jessicalynnt yes they can be. They will actually use a litter box too.
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@AutumnSnow (4583)
3 Mar 17
AWE!! Im sure they were so cute. We used to have rabbits. We had one that acted more like a cat,lol. His name was bounty him and Garfield (the real cat,lol) both actually got along. It was quit a sight to see them two together.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
Rabbits make great pets and they do get along great with cats. We have a few rabbits over the years. They are so soft too.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe I had rabbits as pets at my parents house.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
@workathomefan that is cool. They are great pets.
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@reskyyandi (3689)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 17
That is great I don't have any pet
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
7 Mar 17
I can't imagine my life without pets. We always had them.
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• Indonesia
8 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe my mom not allowed me to take care a pet
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• United States
4 Mar 17
Never had a duckling but had a baby chick once. It didn't end well. Didn't get another.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
4 Mar 17
Sorry to hear that
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• United States
4 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe Thank you.
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