Tar and Abby

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Abby wants to know - what is the function of a duck?

Spotted these two at a local nursery yesterday.
I've participated in several pond forums over the years.
Best post ever was a question about keeping a duck in your pond...

QUESTION: We have a man-made pond and wondered
  if it is possible to buy baby duck to put at the pond?

 ANSWER: Wooah Tina... Don't rush into this duck thing. I have a Peking, its a
  beautiful white innocent thing that poops in
  unbelievable quantities. Never mind about a bio-filter, you are going
  to need a sewerage system suitable for a small town to deal with what
  this duck is going to do to your pond.

QUESTION: would they stay or would they leave?

ANSWER: No need to fret on this account - ducks never take the hint. Chuck `em
  it in the air and it'll come right back. Sure it will occasionally
  wander out onto the highway, but motorists would rather run off the
  road and kill all their passengers than hit a duck that's sitting looking
  right at them. Look closely at the general design of your average duck,
  notice that the cranium is small. It is my belief that if you could take all the duck
  brains in the world and combine them in a sort of super organic
  computer you would basically have a machine with a loose bowel and a
  vocabulary limited to: "quack". A duck is a natural born lobotomy.---

QUESTION: Would we need to put a fence around it?

ANSWER: Sure, fence your duck, but it won't do you any good. You will still
  hear screeching tires on the road and the neighbors will still phone you
  up to say your duck is harassing their cat again. --


Bob said...

Ducks are good for dinner.

Not that i've ever had duck...... =/

kathy said...

Hmmmm - once had duck. Trader Vic's in Portland, Seattle or Vancouver BC - can't remember which city. It was tasty!

mistress maddie said...

Sooooooo, I take it the answer is no on the duck in the pond?

kathy said...

They've flown in, on and off, over the years but they don't stay due to exuberant labrador behavior.

Big Shamu said...

There's a chef here in KC that makes duck tongue tacos.

MakingSpace said...

That is way too funny. Though possibly not if you actually have a duck.

Joy said...

Funny! Did not know this.