When we moved into our house last year, the swimming pool came complete with three ducks, two of which were real and one was of the plastic top, floating chlorine tablet holder variety. After a week or so, the real ducks moved on, but not before laying an egg in the rocks poolside. Haley, our only dog at the time, was curious but not enough to cause undo stress to ourselves or the ducks.
This morning as I was preparing breakfast I happened to glance out into the backyard. There they were. Back again.
This time we have two dogs. And this year I do not feel as confident that our lovely dogs will resist the chance to pretend to be bird dogs. For now, we shall attempt to keep dog/duck separation and hope the ducks decide on another location to start a family.
And also this morning this happened. They look a bit like mischievous leprechauns, don’t you think?
So there you have it, a post of two unrelated pictures. Ducks and green hats – it is sure to be an interesting day.