What better way to incorporate good feelings than ice cream, cookies and popcorn?
Since the day was gorgeous and the tables in the cafeteria were quickly filling up, we stepped outside to enjoy the mild temps and the beautiful sun.
Our building sits in the middle of a golf course with a river running through it. Don't build the picture up too nice your head. Sometimes the river glows with an odd green sheen, the bugs outnumber the people AND their cars combined, and the smell outside is often so odoriferous that you have to muscle through the gag reflex while dashing to your vehicle. Don't EVEN get me started on the sewer smell that often reeks throughout the building.
BUT - today was nice. With the river and the bugs and the golf course, it has attracted some ducks. If you know ducks, which I don't but am quickly figuring out, if you feed them once, they tend to quickly become attached and linger around.
Our building now has a pair that has seem to have won over several hearts.
I present to you Forrest and Gump
Why Forrest and Gump? I dunno - it just came out. Perhaps it's because cute little Forrest is pigeon toed and is missing part of one of his feet (anything to do with the green glowing river?). He walks a little goofy, but dang if he ain't lovable! And Gump just kind of bully's his way into things.
They literally were just inches away from me. At one point, the beak of Gump brushed my fingers as I dropped the popcorn into his beak.
You can't see it very well, but Forrest had a feather stuck in his nose. We kept trying to tell him he had a 'bat in the cave' but what with lacking the opposable thumb and all, he just had to let it be.
Poor Forrest - so many issues on so many levels.
But he is smart enough to listen to me when I told him to sit before I dropped popcorn down. And by the time I was done with them, they were both pretty good at catching it right in their beaks.
Being the animal lover I am, I quickly took to these two and will now need to make sure that I say hello and share some lunch with them every day.