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....