New Duck on the Block

duck groupHoover Duck is making his presence felt.
He’s a cocky little swine, forever standing on his tail, flapping his wings and flashing his bits at the females as they propel themselves sedately by.
Lately, he has taken to doing fancy dives head first off the pontoon, going fully underwater to emerge some several feet further down the Marina, where he shakes himself off, stands on his tail and goes through his macho routine all over again.

flappy duckI call him Hoover Duck because when he isn’t showing off, he is swimming with his beak in the water hoovering up the weeds or whatever else that gets in his way.

duckIn the meantime, Rooster Duck is being a pain.
She never seems to sleep, and together with Laughing Duck (who still won’t share the joke), they are having loud and echoing quack-a-thons into and beyond the early hours.
What was once amusing is now tiresome, insomuch as I’m bloody tired having to listen to them all night!

Actually, I’m not alone.
We were having a conversation about Laughing Duck (who either gets about a bit or has a counterpart in the other basin on the opposite side of the Marina) keeping us awake with one of the other liveaboards on our pontoon who works shifts, so the poor man gets less sleep than we do.

We have however come up with a plan.
A large box of PAXO and a crate of oranges will be arriving shortly.

paxo oranges

We hope words gets around and our feathered co-habitees get the message before drastic action is called for!


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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