My dog is a homewrecker!
November 18, 2017 1:07am CST
My lovely little Japanese Spitz, Yuyu (her name), one day chased a mother duck and its ducklings. Apparently, for some reason, this duck decided to lay its eggs on our roof gutter and had been there for days. When the eggs hatched, they all flew down to the yard and that's when my dog chased them all away, except for one duckling who got left behind. We decided to keep the duckling but unfortunately, it died after 3 days. It was way too young and fragile, and we really didn't have any facilities or knowledge on raising this kind of animal. Surprisingly, my dog instantly mothered the duckling and watched it in its little brooder and wouldn't leave it. i think she too got really sad when it didn't thrive.
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I think she didn't really understand fully what that creature was in front of her. Birds were always something she would chase, and spook away and suddenly there's this little thing that she felt like she had to nurture. She must've thought it was another puppy and would not stop licking and grooming her, hence, we had to keep the duckling in a brooder where it didnt have to put up with all the "smothering mothering". We planned to take it out once it's bigger and stronger but sadly it didn't even reach that stage
Funny, because of her curiosity, when we let the duckling loose in our living room, my dog wouldn't stop licking and grooming her and I think this too wore the little one down so we had to take it away from her and place it inside the brooder with a little net covering. Yuyu would not stop peering down on it. And stayed there all day long. I think they really bonded except that the duckling did not really thrive