Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well, hello DUCKY! - Meet my newest BFF's

Today was a little social activity today at the office.  They have moved several departments into the same building, and I am assuming they would like us to all play nice together.
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. 


Scrappy Girl said...

How cute are they! We had the three amigos, but 2 amigos got eaten by something so now we just have Chevy Chase...

carma said...

I like those kind of friends. They seem very agreeable :)

Karen said...

What will it take so move them from the BFF circle to the UBFF circle? Just curious.


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Pedaling said...

too cute.
you know, i really like ducks.
once i was driving boo to school and a female had just been run over...she was dead in the middle of the street, and the mallard was circling around her, not knowing what to do....i know that's sad, and i probably shouldn't have shared it, but i thought it so sweet.
you know they have the same mate for life....i like that about them.
and i like how the dad duck helps out with the ducklings so much.
they are one of the few in the bird species that i like.

Cherie said...

Ducks are friendly but stay away from the geese - those suckers are mean!
Forrest and Gump are cute.

" Hit It......." said...

Love your new BFF's. They made me smile and laugh.

b.t.w. - we are on for Zumba! I will be in the lobby at 8:15 ish.


Feathered and fury friends are the best. They don't expect anything of you except a good treat every now and then.

Cheeseboy said...

Okay, just by your description, I am almost POSITIVE that I know the exact location of your office.

wendy said...

They love you----Jenny.

Teachinfourth said...

Man, even winged waterfowl come flocking to you…sounds like you're related to Snow White or something.

Martha H. said...

I SO wanted to pick the feather out of Forest's nostril, but I was too afraid he'd mistake my finger for a bit of popcorn. Crazy duck!

Oh, and I absolutely hate the nasty cow pie smell that permiates the air out here sometimes. Disgusting! I don't like farm smells.

Jillybean said...

Your pictures reminded me of our last trip to Sea World where there were signs all around the restaurants, with warnings to not feed the ducks, and also warning not to leave small children unattended with food. Apparently, the ducks would attack the small children.

Garden of Egan said...

Very cute!
Hopefully they don't become too dependant on your for their lunches. Don't be their new government program.

You know, at least you could have taken your opposable thumb and removed the bat from the cave.

tammy said...

Such cute duckies. There are some that live in my Grandpa's care center. A mama and her babies. They are so cute. Connor wants to adopt some. I'm sure they could live in the pool, right?

Missy said...

Ducks are of the devil! Did anyone ever pull the feather out? Ewwwww.

Vanessa said...

Grooooooossssssssssssssssssss! Get them away from you. And stop feeding them. They will never go away.

Sue said...

Forrest and Gump look pretty cute to me.

Mae Rae said...

how adorable!