What does fibro have to do with a duck?

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   Posted 4/19/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I live a block from the Oswego River.  This is the time of year when the ducks stroll through everyone's yards to 'do their thing.'  This morning there were two ducks in my front yard 'having at it'.  The male duck had her pinned to the ground and was tearing her hair out of her head out by the roots.  Her feathers...excuse me for a Fibro Fog moment.  So....I ran outside and yelled at him.  He just looked at me and kept on going.  I'm telling you, the feathers were flying and she was squawking.  I finally got really close and clapped my hands and he stopped...she flew away.
The Hubby says....'What did you do THAT for?  It's part of their mating ritual.  She LIKES it!"
So...I grabbed a handful of his hair and pulled it.  Not hard, just a little tug.  I asked him if this put him in the mood.  No...it did not.
What does this have to do with fibro?  My hands hurt from clapping so hard.  WAAAAH! I can't do the dishes...WAAAH....I can't fold this basket of clothes! That's what I get for trying to save a duck. 
 She likes it.  Right.  But there sure are a bunch of bald headed ducks around here!

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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   

LOL.. Donna.. you silly thing!!

As many of you know I'm an avid bird watcher.  I love ducks.. they're probably my favorite.  I admire them because they can do it all.. swim, fly and walk on land.  Another great thing about ducks is.. they're short and squat and need lots of body fat to survive.  So in a way ducks and geese are my heroes.  I'm short and squatty.. I have lots of body fat.. I can swim and walk/waddle on land but I can't fly!!

And yes, there's nothing more brutal than watching ducks do the "wild thing".  I remember when I was a little kid with my daddy feeding the ducks and they got "romantic" and I begged my dad to make that mean duck stop hurting the other duck.  Well of course I was far to young for him to explain what was going on.  But I just couldn't understand why my dad just laughed and let them continue what they were doing.

I hope you're hands are feeling better soon, dear Donna.  And your hubby grows that handful of hair back quickly!!  ** I think I'll go pull my hubby's hair now devil **  HAHAHA!!

Hugs till later...

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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL...LOL...both of you have given me a great laugh
today...Thank you...i needed this turn
Have a Blessed Day
Hugs Pod

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   Posted 4/19/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Donna, what a crack up! I used to own ducks - they lived in my backyard and everytime we gave them fresh water in their kiddy pool, they would mate. Something started coming in my backyard and decapitated all of my chickens. We didn't want this to happen to the ducks, so I set them free at a local duck pond a couple of weeks ago. We didnt know it was mating season and the mallards were estatic to see little Lucy!!! But George kept her safe from all those randy mallards. They had never seen such a huge body of water and were happy, I think, to be there. Btw, the chairman of my native american tribe named me a few years ago: duck woman! no kidding! It sounds better in the Indian language.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh dear...lmbo!!!

First of all let me say 'Hi' and welcome to Pod! Glad you have joined our family. Please make yourself at home.

I do have to share a story about 'frolicking' sheep. Have you ever seen sheep with bright colors on their backs? Ever wonder why it's there??? Many of you know, I'm sure, but for those who don't.... hubby was a city boy and when he was in his 50's I had to explain it to him one day. When ranchers/breeders introduce a ram into a flock of ewes they put a halter like bag around his neck/chest area. This device has brightly colored chalk in it. Each ram has a different color. When the boys 'do what they came to do' it leaves colored chalk on the back of the ewes. That way they know who bred whom. But when you drive by a flock of sheep and see different colors on the backs of the girls, you may just see a smile on the other end or at minimum on a ram near by.

Not near as funny or entertaining as the ducks tho...
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   Posted 4/20/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad I came here first thing this morning. I has been a good start of the day.

Thanks for the laughs!

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   Posted 4/20/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   

You "quack" me up! I thought the same way too when I came out into a parking lot one day and a male duck looked like he was beating up a female duck so I started waving my arms and telling him to get out of there. The female duck went under a car and I felt so bad for her. Come to find out that is what they do! Does not look like fun to me! tongue

Chutz- I learn something new everyday, I am going to have a good laugh if I ever see colored chalk on a sheep!



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   Posted 4/20/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, really? I never heard of the brightly colored sheep either. Really interesting!

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   Posted 4/20/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Omg you are to funny, I have seen the duck ritual and I do not understand how she could enjoy it..

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   Posted 4/21/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
There are numerous "duck couples" that live on my college campus. I unfortunately witnessed the ducks "having at it" as well. I felt so bad for the female ducks! They all had bald patches on the backs of their heads and the males just seemed so mean! I know exactly how you felt Donna!
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