Thursday, June 28, 2018

Eleven Little Ducks

Hello everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Yesterday my ghostwriter went to visit our Oma at the nursing home. (She's doing fine.) Loyal readers will remember that there is a family of ducks living in the enclosed courtyard: one Mama duck and eleven ducklings. Well, now the ducklings are as big as their Mama! All they need are their flight feathers to grow in, and they'll be flying out of there. When ghostwriter and Oma went out to see them, they were happily playing in two little pools with Mama watching them closely. 

Everyone into one pool now! Hurry up!

She decided that all eleven ducklings should be playing together in one pool. Here they are! Eleven— count 'em—eleven ducklings all crowded into the one muddy pool! 

OK children, play nice. 

Now then! Everybody out! Hurry up! Out of the pool!

We shall now stretch our wings and preen our feathers. 

Listen up, children! You are all to sit quietly while I go out for lunch. Bye!

With that, Mama duck flew away. The youngsters did as they were told: they snuggled together and sat quietly. A few even took a nap! 

After about half an hour, Mama duck returned. 

Hey, I'm back!

Now I want you all to go down the walk and visit those people over there!

Ghostwriter and Oma thought that human children would never be that well-behaved!


  1. Chester thank you so very much for the most adorable update on the ducklings and their Mom.
    My mom is quite glad she is not a Mother Duck or Mother Goose she doesn't want 11 of anything to feed. MOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Oh my gosh they are so cute. We just to have 5 ducks but living in the country is not always safe for them..........dang. We really enjoyed watching them and gus

  3. The duckies are just too cute!

  4. Crikey Chester ..... how good is that and what a clever Mummy. We have ducks in our river and we watch when they have babies. They start out with heaps and by the time they are grown as big as your Oma's ducklings their numbers have dwindled to one or two. To raise a flock of 11 is amazing. It's good to hear that Oma is doing well.

    1. We wish them all the best of luck when they do fly away. They've grown up in a very sheltered place with food readily available. Hope they're not too take to survive in the wild.

  5. Such a fun post, Chester. We loved seeing the ducklings and their fun in the pool. Weren't they just so good to listen to their Mama.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, Timber

  6. Wow! Those little ducks sure have grown up. We bet all the residents will miss them when they are gone.

  7. That is so cool. You made our own duck pond. They are all very cute.

  8. How adorable!! Thanks for sharing the duckies.

    Abby Lab

  9. How cute! I get to see ducks on my bike rides and LUV seein em!

  10. Oh soooo adorable, I love all those ducks ❤️🦆

  11. What an adorable duck family, they have grown up so very fast!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  12. What great entertainment for the folks there. "Win-Win" for the folks and the ducks!
    So cute!

  13. Those ducklings do mind better than most children. BOL!

  14. That duck family is very adorable. I think it's so considerate for the nursing home to put out a pool for them. I wish Mom would get a pool for me. I am not allowed in the big pool in the courtyard at our apartment complex.

    Love and licks,

  15. OMD, Chester!!! Thank you for making us smile. Duckings are super adorable and so well-behaved. We'll show these pic to our human bro. We know our mom will tell him "James, act like the ducking!" bol

    Momo & Pinot

  16. What a most well behaved duck family! Would that peep families might take an lesson:)

  17. Thats so cute and looks like they were having fun


  18. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Why did they not take YOU to see the ducks! I bet you would have given them some exercise!