Saturday, 2 July 2011

Must be Quackers!!

I am having a 'pottering about' day today. We have some good friends coming to stay a bit later so I am trying to make the place look presentable and I am also awaiting the arrival of another house guest, a young blind duckling called Quackers.

Quackers is the only survivor of a fox attack at a friend of mines' house. He survived as, at the time of the attack, he was safely sat on my friends' lap if not watching, then listening to the television in the comfort of her home.
I believe he was born blind, but as my friend is the mother to an avid nine year old animal lover, euthanasia was out of the question.
They are off on holiday tomorrow, so I was asked if I would look after said duckling.

I have been pondering how I am supposed to provide it with adequate care. Apparently it does respond to voices and comes towards you, but when it swims it just swims in a circle. I told Neil that perhaps we should look for another duckling to provide it with company - I think ours would just run right over the top of it as it is only small, so perhaps we should find a guide duck as it were. I'm not sure where to get one at short notice but I could give it a go.
Yes! mind made up - Im off to the internet to do a quick search!! I'll let you know how I get on....


  1. I have heard of guide dogs but this is the first time I have heard of a guide duck LOL.
    Enjoy the housework :-(
    Sure you will enjoy your friends at the end of it all though. Take care, Diane xx

  2. Goodness, I know you can get almost anything from the internet... but I'm not sure about that one! Good luck.

  3. I haven't had the time to look yet - I must get round to it though!

  4. Hope you find a friend for the little duckling, and I hope you have a lovely visit with your friends! It's lovely to have visitors, but they do make for a lot of work though, and that's just the little duckling!

  5. You're right Vera - the duckling IS more work than the guests!!!

  6. http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipes/duck-recipes.aspx

  7. or here rozzy :


    looking forward to seeing you both and chill out

    Jase x


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