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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:56 am 
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I got this book from my local library last week and unfortunately haven't had time to read it yet. Only skimmed through a couple of pages. So I can't really give my opinion on it. However, the jacket says:

Enslaved by Ducks
How one man went from head of the household to bottom of the pecking order.

"A laugh-out-loud chronicle of what it means to bring animals - a blind turkey, an irascible rabbit, a lovesick dove - into your heart and home and make them part of the fabric of your life." Marty Becker, D.V.M. Good Morning America

On the back it says:

"If you thought one backyard duck was much like another, wait till you meet the tiny, indomitable Peggy, who laid down her life to save her fellow ducks. What May Sarton did for cats in The Fur Person, Bob Tarte does for ducks. And destructive parrots and fierce rabbis and a talking baby starling and a whole house and yard full of demanding oddballs that, by comparison, will make you feel better about your own domestic life." Barbara Holland, author of They Went Whistling



I flipped open the book, and here's an excerpt:

...I awoke the next morning with my stomach knotted by dread. Crawling carefully out of bed so as not to disturb Linda, I eased shut the bedroom door and unlocked the door to the porch.

I was still twisting the knob and hadn't even taken my first step outside when Liza was already honking hello. She peppered the air with excited bleats and attacked her scratch feed with gusto when I held the bowl.

It took two trips to the front lawn to gather enough dandelion leaves to satisfy her hunger. I was so thrilled that her vitality had returned, I generously waved at a passing mtorist who was rude enough to beep his horn at your average everyday pajama-clad man squatting in the grass plucking weeds."

Note: Liza is a goose. :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:01 am 
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On my reading list sounds great. Thanks Helenchook


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:11 am 
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You are welcome. Does this mean there is a tiny glimmer of duck-love coming through to your household osobrowns? :rofl: Better not tell your two spoilt chookens about it!


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Haha, sounds like my mornings :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:51 am 
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I did think of you when I saw this book Rach.


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