Daily Archives: May 21, 2009

Pack dog joins the morning walk

Wish we had a picture of today’s walk with Lindsay and the pack dog, Harvey. He wore his little red saddlebags filled with water bottles — cheerfully! He trotted along like he had a purpose for being with us, other than chasing squirrels and rabbits. The only thing missing was his buddy, Luna, Lindsay and Eric’s one-year-old looney Lab puppy who stayed in Kent with Eric.
Today we saw the great blue heron twice, some adult ducks and one junior high duck. It’s so funny to see those little guys plop into the water and paddle furiously to keep up with mom and pop.
We discovered a duck nest in the middle of the yarrow in the herb garden. There are three eggs, which explains why a mom and pop duck have been hanging out in our backyard for a week. They haven’t been around for a day or so, so we’re worried they’ve abandoned the nest. Lindsay suggested putting them in the aquarium with the heat lamp; Fred vetoed that idea. Poop on him — we may do it anyway. Wouldn’t it be fun to have three little ducks as pets. They could bond with Peaches, the ancient cat. She could teach them the ways of the cat world and they could teach her to fly.
What a great way to start the day! So now it’s time to get back to working…