Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Daddy Duck

Momma and Daddy Duck have been together for over fifteen years. They love each other. They've been together through the hatchings, through the sad parts when some of them don't make it. Daddy Duck liked to lie side by side Momma Duck while she slept. Their eyelids shined like golden stars. There was a nearby creek the Daddy Ducks liked to gather together while the Momma Ducks cared for their young. Daddy Duck sometimes corrected the little ducklings if they were lagging behind. He knew how important it was for them to keep together when it was time to leave for the creek. One little duckling left behind was dangerous. The number one predator in the urban area was the cat.

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