Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Dazed And Confused


Bert and Ernie ( the two on the right)
Bert and Ernie the re homed drakes have had somewhat of a baptism of fire during their introduction to the field ducks. I have four hysterical female Indian runner ducks who spend much of their time screaming at the top of their lungs and running around in circles, so spending the last four days or so shut away in a confined space with them, when you have never seen a female face before, must have been somewhat nerve jangling to say the least.


Today I let the ducks out to range for themselves in the snow, and all eight tottered around together....with the drakes meekly following the runners who screamed loudly at every new mound of scary white snow like a group of confirmed virgins who have just spied their first erect willy.
Poor Bert and Ernie.....no wonder they looked somewhat bemused.


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  1. "like a group of confirmed virgins who have just spied their first willy." - such imagery! :)

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  2. LOL. Poor Bert and Ernie. Baptism of fire.

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  3. Did you scream when you saw your first erect willy?

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    1. With joy, Thomas, with joy

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    2. I somehow knew that Tom would ask that question.

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    3. That's called a 'squeal', not a scream.

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  4. Who does the confirming ?
    Hilarious ducks !
    ~Jo

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  5. Great advert....where do you find these things? I feel for those ducks....

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  6. Bert and Ernie will soon get their 'field ' legs and become characters just like the rest.

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    1. They are both very stressed but seem to be settling x

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  7. You can just imagine Bert and Ernie having a quiet conversation by the fence.

    'How far do you think it is from the fence to those trees, Bert?'

    'About ten metres, I'd say Ernie'

    'Right, get the crew together because tonight, when the goons are all asleep, we DIG!'

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    1. I bet you could write a cracking children's story Tom
      It did make me larf

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  8. Thanks for the welcome John, never guess what my surname is? its Lavender, all the best Daisy

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    1. Daisy lavender...you couldn't make it up! Welcome again Mz lavender

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  9. Just hope all this screaming hasn't caponised their crispy duck willies

    LLX

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  10. I love the way you have made "hysterical" part of the ducks' breed...they're not just any ol' Indian Runners.

    Where do you come up with your earthy turns of phrase? Wait, never mind, I'd rather keep the mystery in our relationship. :D

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  11. I think Bert and Ernie's life has changed for the better. Things wil never be the same.

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  12. I'm sure the two of them believe they've found the lovely rubber duckies.

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  13. Have you a video of the screaming ducks? I have never heard them before?

    Gill in Canada

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    1. Gill , I have a video of them as babies somewhere... I will post it for you

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  14. OH oh! Those Indian Runners won't know what hit them!! Poor things!

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  15. John, you definitely have your way with words, virgin or otherwise! Love the pictures you've painted for me this morning.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  16. John yet again you've had me laughing out loud!
    I can relate to the 'screamers' (both in the screaming and the running in circles, lol) and I can relate to the drakes who were no doubt looking at them and thinking 'was this in our original plan?!" :-) With time I'm sure they'll (all) sort it thru to become one happy bemused flock under your care....

    Thanks for the morning laugh
    Issy

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    1. Issy
      They are a particularly irritating breed that just cannot relax

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  17. Maybe the confined space did B & E some good. The screaming mimis have let them know the runners aren't afraid to signal the alarm if they think it's warranted. Do you think Bert and Ernie will be able to get a leg over, so to speak?

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    1. " the screaming mimis"
      I love this nickname Megan..... I think I will steal it x

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  18. always FUN at your place John...sounds like Bert and Ernie have settled in quite nicely! if they can adjust to being cooped up with a bunch of hysterical females then I think they're going to be OK :D:D:D

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  19. Seems like you must be the Minister of Poultry Relations!

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  20. Now I want ducks! Well, I don't. But you make them look like a lot of fun!
    Oh, by the way, I LOVE that commercial.

    Hey! Did you see The Walking Dead this week? With Merle? GREAT episode, eh?

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    1. You will want to strangle them if you had them for a day or so......mad for episode 15....it shows here on Friday!,,,,

      Who will die in the finale? Any ideas?

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  21. Haha how funny! Sounds like there's never a dull (or quiet) moment around your place :)

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  22. They are not called runners for nothing. I'm always amazed how fast those little legs can go. Bert and Ernie have their work cut out.

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    1. Bert is a huge Aylesbury too ,he's more like a goose

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  23. I dunno John - some of these men never let on what experiences they have had you know. I suspect the runners are just playing hard to get too. Looks like you have had your share of snow as we have here.

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  24. Given your weather is 'baptism of fire' really the phrase you were after? I suspect that everyone (you included) would like a bit of heat right now.

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  25. OMG Life in Wales! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

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  26. My goodness, I know I shall not order running screaming ducks for here.

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  27. The last time I noted "a group of confirmed virgins" they were in a fantasy novel about Cardiff.

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  28. I cannot get out of my head the image of a group of quilters in a new fabric shop, screaming and squealing with delight and running around looking at everything while two of their husbands stand in the doorway seriously contemplating the pub as an escape!! LOL!

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