Some animals are natural comics.
It's just part of their make up.
I always think it's a product of confidence and security.
For nervous animals cannot ever be funny!
Mind you overly nervous humans never make me laugh much either
The council workman who was cutting the grass in the old graveyard ,brought the American Cayuga ducks back to the field this morning. They'd slipped under the gap in the gate and had taken themselves off to watch what he was doing
" funny buggers" he said as they waddled back over with their heads help high " they have been following me up and down , talking at me all morning"
They had clearly amused him.
Since they arrived, the Cayugas have proved themselves to be delightfully robust and curious duo .Less flighty than the hysterical runners, they seem to actively seek out anything new that is going on and will walk towards it with keen amused little eyes, and with their heads cocked to one side
The grass cutter was right when he said they were chatting to him, as everything they do seems to be punctuated with a low level muttering .
They almost sound as though they are giving a running commentary to everything witnessed.
Happy and chatty!
They remind me of a couple from the village who seem to find amusement and pleasure in most things that they experience
I have therefore named the Cayugas Val and Peter
Peter and Val
Incidentally when I got home after night duty this morning I received an email from val.
It made me smile somewhat, as the Cayugas make me smile.
I hoped to catch you round the village to apologise for zooming past you in the car the other day. We were chatting when we saw you and totally failed to realise that you were at the bus stop when we merrily sailed past. We always forget about that stop as we rarely see anyone there. As always, there were cars behind us so we couldn't back up when we realised half a mile down the road. Peter said sh*t, I should have stopped, I agreed, he couldn't stop, and then we had a minor domestic going into Gwaenysgor....
We will be more vigilant in future!
Val and Peter x