Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dead Duck

The Duck is Dead, long live the duck! 

The Duck did not last as long as we thought it would.   I took the "Quacker" out a few hours after it was given to me.   I started checking out the duck's internal construction, Bella decided to finish the job for me.   It was a good duck, but they don't make ducks like they did when I was a pup.   A duck back then would last for a week or more.   I remember when I attended "Retriever School", I took "Retrieving Ducks, 101".   I had to make a duck last the whole week of the course.   I graduated "Suma-Barka Loud". 

Below, Bella naps after killing my duck. 
We had snow last night, when I went out to my bathroom this morning there was 3 inches of snow where my toilet used to be.    It was light and fluffy snow, it was fun to run in and roll in.   We decided to share the snow, we sent the storm on towards the East, it should arrive there in a couple of days.    No! No need to thank me, I knew you did not have enough snow so I thought I would share.   The sun came out later and melted most of it away here in Denver, maybe it will last longer for you. 

The Resident Bi-Ped (RBP) spent the day watching the Olympics on TV.   He got very interested in the Luge events.   We thought the Luge was dangerous following the terrible accident that had taken place.    But no, the the RBP says he was studying the technique they use.   He says he will work hard to perfect his technique and practice to be ready to enter the Luge in four more years when the next Olympics takes place.     We did not understand until he pointed out that the Luge is the only Olympic Sport that you do laying down, a position he seems to practice a lot.   If laying down is all it takes, then we have discovered a natural talent that should not be wasted.    We can't help but wonder what the practice sessions look like, and when they hold try outs, exactly how do you determine who the winner is if they begin and end the event prone?     Luckily we live close to where the US Olympic team spends its time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, so maybe he can take his Laz-e-boy down and participate in the try outs. 

Bella reminded me that there is a reason God gave dogs such lovely fur coats.   The Luge is done with the participant wearing a very tight suit.  The image of our RBP in a skin tight latex suit popped into her mind and if she can't get that image out she may not be able to sleep tonight.  At the very least we will both have barking nightmares in the middle of the night.   I suggested to Bella that she think about squirrels to get rid of the image, she says that she barks in the night when she dreams of squirrels also. 

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. The duck wouldn't have lasted long at my house either. Sometimes when my RBP brings home stuffies they are dead in minutes.

    Wags and Kisses!

  2. You have to be awfully brave to do the luge - for many many reasons :)

  3. RIP, Duck!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  4. Khwite the surgikhal skills woo have!

    I'll be looking fur the snowy present woo are sending!