Knock Knock

Some people talk to plants.
As well as the dog, I talk to ducks……….. and swans, and wrens, and rabbits and anything else breathing that comes within close proximity of the boat.
Over the time we’ve been here, the waterfowl have got used to our voices, our footsteps and the dog, and apart from a hissing swan that was reminded it would look very nice on a platter surrounded by roast potatoes,  we don’t have any problems.

Sitting here tapping away, I heard an answering tap coming from our bow.
We don’t usually have an echo, so I carried on and the tapping got louder and more persistent.
It seems a couple are interested in our boat, or should I say the bow of our boat.
I saw two little faces at the glass looking all hopeful and appealing as Mr and Mrs Mallard are on the lookout for a nesting site because the mating season is about to start.
Sadly, like the Inn Keeper in Bethlehem, we shall have to turn them away.

ducks on our pontoon finger

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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10 Responses to Knock Knock

  1. Anisha says:

    they’re super cute 🙂

  2. They’ll find somewhere – and then everyone will get to see those cutie patootie ducklings!

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