PAMEDIC: Such a nice guy... he walks the neighbors duck home...

  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 22, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    Being the nice neighbor, PAMEDIC was taking his neighbors mule a carrot today and their duck was loose... and walked it back home. He neighbor keeps it inside the house along with some dogs...

    From PAMEDIC today:

    "Hope to chat with you later. I have a duck story for you from the neighbor's. I stopped downto give the mule its carrots and the duck came up to see me. Do you know ducks eat carrots??? I did not!! I walked the duck home and tok it in the house. What a true sight with that duck and 3 dogs."


    Have a great holiday everyone!
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    Dec 22, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    ummm... a duck in the house? Like all birds, they evacuate continuously, cannot be housebroken. What kind of mess would that be?
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    Dec 22, 2008 3:25 AM GMT
    I want some of whatever Kan is smoking. Think he's gonna be a thoughtful chap and share?
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    Dec 22, 2008 3:37 AM GMT
    What's the point of this story?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 22, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    I thought it was kind of funny. How often do you walk a duck back to your neighbors? Btw, the duck is house trained according to Medic.
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    Dec 22, 2008 4:19 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said...Btw, the duck is house trained according to Medic.


    That would be a good trick, since a bird doesn't have the structures in its lower GI tract to retain waste like other animals. Its waste is released fairly frequently to minimize weight for flying, and a bird is barely conscious of the process, unlike other creatures. It would be difficult to train a bird to delay something it doesn't even realize it's doing, and when it has inadequate structures to retain the waste until a convenient moment presents itself.
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:20 AM GMT
    Um, it all sounds a little like Animal House......


  • PaMedic

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    Dec 22, 2008 5:25 AM GMT
    Hi All,

    So nice of Chris to share my story about my neighbor's duck. It is a sight that you have to see to believe. I was feeding Comet the mule his daily carrots and along came the duck. By the way the duck's name is "Duck".

    After feeding the mule I gave duck a bite of carrot and he loved it. Tank the dog came up to get his bone. After I had gotten hiim his bone I walked all the children back home.

    I have never seen a duck that lives in a house. It goes for a swim in the bath tub and run arounds the house. Duck loves to sit on the sofa with you and the dogs to get his neck scratched. The dogs think he is part of the family and play with him and lay and sleep with him. It is really crazy.

    So I am here to tell you that Chis is not nipping on the Egg Nog or smoking anything Duck is a real treat to watch.

    Happy Holiday

    Quack Quack!!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 22, 2008 1:10 PM GMT
    I still couldn't believe it when you told me about that duck.....lol
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    Dec 22, 2008 1:36 PM GMT
    pics please - must see
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    Dec 22, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    I thought this was going to be about the avian bird flu.
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    Dec 22, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidUm, it all sounds a little like Animal House......




    Still sounds like Animal House, just cuter now......
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    Dec 22, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    I'm with ursa on this one...pics or a vid. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    I do believe birds can be trained or else they would not have them in movies.
    I also have to say what a guy Medic is! That was sooo nice.

    Quack!
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    That's a great story. I had a duck when I was around 12. Someone had it as a pet. They moved and left it in their basement. I broke the basement window and went in to get him. He was really cool. He was like a dog. He followed me everywhere. They can be trained. My mom would let him come into the house as long as he stayed on the back porch it was enclosed. He would poo on newspaper. He was very protective of me too. If m sister got mad at me and chased me, he would attack her and make her stay up on his house my dad made for him outside. He was a lot of fun. His name was George also. That is the name the people that abandoned him gave him and that is what he answered to.
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:40 PM GMT
    I heard that very are VERY protective. So George you your story regarding your sister does not surprise me at all. It's funny but not surprising.
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidummm... a duck in the house? Like all birds, they evacuate continuously, cannot be housebroken. What kind of mess would that be?


    birds actually can be housebroken. I worked in a pet store, we had a bird that would never evacuate on you, would always make sure it would glide down to the linoleum and go there. I am willing to bet with some actual training you could house break a duck, to always go on the paper in the kitchen or something along those lines.
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    Dec 22, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    Ran a search on "ducks as pets" and found couple of fun pix on a few sites:

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    My grandmother used to have a duck as a pet, though she lived outside. Quack loved to swim in her little baby pool in the yard!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 23, 2008 4:25 AM GMT
    I wonder if the duck has a gift under the tree on Christmas morning?
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    Dec 23, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    im so confused...
  • EricLA

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    Dec 23, 2008 5:00 AM GMT
    My mother refused to allow us to have dogs when we were growing up, but we had ducks and rabbits for many years. Our first duck lived over ten years. My mother and the duck had a special relationship.

    But, it was never let in the house except when we first brought it home.