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Jan 7
wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You’re on the bedspread, Ducky.
Ducky: I don’t know what that is.
Me: It’s the blanket that goes on top of the bed.
Ducky: Got it. Good to know.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Off please.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Off what?
Me: The bedspread.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Hey, I just learned what that word means!
Me: Yes you did. Off.
Ducky: It’s a blanket. Like the ones I lie on.
Me: Similar. But different.
Ducky: How so?
Me: You aren’t allowed to lie on the bedspread.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I just learned the definition of “bedspread” and I think you’ll find that is not clearly started in said definition.
Me: I don’t care. Off.
Ducky: How am I supposed to know the difference between blankets I can lie on and ones I can’t? 
Me: Well, you could listen to me when I tell you “off.”
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: That seems arbitrary.
Me: Off!
Ducky: Why?
Me: I’m trying to make the bed. Off please.
Ducky: So this blanket or “bedspread” if you will, will end up on the bed?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Yes.
Ducky: But I’m not allowed up on the bed.
Me: No, you’re not.
Ducky: So why would I give up this blanket?
Me: Because I said so.
Ducky: Now that’s definitely arbitrary right there!
Me: Off.
Ducky: But the bedspread smells like you. And laying on it is like I’m laying with you.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Is that true or are you just saying it to get me to let you stay there?
Ducky: A little from column A, a little from column B.
Me: …
Ducky: If you let me keep laying on it the bedspread will start to smell like me.
Me: That’s less of a selling point that you’d think.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ag 
Want a special “paw-tographed” copy of our book, "Well, That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist?" Head over to wellthats.com for information on that and on links to all the places you can order our first book!

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You’re on the bedspread, Ducky.

Ducky: I don’t know what that is.

Me: It’s the blanket that goes on top of the bed.

Ducky: Got it. Good to know.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Off please.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Off what?

Me: The bedspread.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Hey, I just learned what that word means!

Me: Yes you did. Off.

Ducky: It’s a blanket. Like the ones I lie on.

Me: Similar. But different.

Ducky: How so?

Me: You aren’t allowed to lie on the bedspread.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I just learned the definition of “bedspread” and I think you’ll find that is not clearly started in said definition.

Me: I don’t care. Off.

Ducky: How am I supposed to know the difference between blankets I can lie on and ones I can’t? 

Me: Well, you could listen to me when I tell you “off.”

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That seems arbitrary.

Me: Off!

Ducky: Why?

Me: I’m trying to make the bed. Off please.

Ducky: So this blanket or “bedspread” if you will, will end up on the bed?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Yes.

Ducky: But I’m not allowed up on the bed.

Me: No, you’re not.

Ducky: So why would I give up this blanket?

Me: Because I said so.

Ducky: Now that’s definitely arbitrary right there!

Me: Off.

Ducky: But the bedspread smells like you. And laying on it is like I’m laying with you.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Is that true or are you just saying it to get me to let you stay there?

Ducky: A little from column A, a little from column B.

Me:

Ducky: If you let me keep laying on it the bedspread will start to smell like me.

Me: That’s less of a selling point that you’d think.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ag 

Want a special “paw-tographed” copy of our book, "Well, That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist?" Head over to wellthats.com for information on that and on links to all the places you can order our first book!

Dec 3
The kind reviews keep piling up at Amazon!

"I have been following Ag and Ducky on Tumblr for a couple of years, and eagerly anticipated the release of this book. It is everything I expected it to be, and more."
"This is an enjoyable read, with generous helpings of humor, sadness and insight into the human condition, all neatly packaged in a series of exchanges between the author and his human…..or, rather, the author and his dog…..well, I guess that’s the point. Anthony Giffen created a wonderfully believable series of conversations between himself and his dog that gives us a poignant glimpse into their lives that is both engaging and entertaining. It’s well worth your time."
"Anthony Giffen has graciously offered his tough, difficult story in an easy to digest, delightfully funny look at how his very special special Dog, Ducky, quite literally saved his life. It is one of the most heartwarming, and relatable stories I’ve read in a long time.”
"This is a wonderful little book, heartwarming and charming. The adventures of a man and his dog, Ducky, as they tackle life’s problems at a time when life seems rife with them. Ducky and Anthony may help you see your own problems in a new light, with lots of laughs along the way, and may inspire you to find the Ducky in your own life, which may or may not be a dog, or even an animal. We all need a little Ducky from time to time."
"Thoughtful, funny, and at times incredibly poignant. We all talk to our pets. Sometimes, when we really need them, they talk back to us."

Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the Kindle edition and everyone who has bought the paperback. The Kindle version remains free through Wednesday, December 4th and Amazon has put the paperback on a very nice sale with plenty of time to still get it delivered in time for Christmas.
Thanks to everyone who has posted a review and everyone who has spread the word. Over 1000 people have our book in their possession right now and it is thanks to you!
Love you all!
Ag & Ducky

The kind reviews keep piling up at Amazon!

"I have been following Ag and Ducky on Tumblr for a couple of years, and eagerly anticipated the release of this book. It is everything I expected it to be, and more."

"This is an enjoyable read, with generous helpings of humor, sadness and insight into the human condition, all neatly packaged in a series of exchanges between the author and his human…..or, rather, the author and his dog…..well, I guess that’s the point. Anthony Giffen created a wonderfully believable series of conversations between himself and his dog that gives us a poignant glimpse into their lives that is both engaging and entertaining. It’s well worth your time."

"Anthony Giffen has graciously offered his tough, difficult story in an easy to digest, delightfully funny look at how his very special special Dog, Ducky, quite literally saved his life. It is one of the most heartwarming, and relatable stories I’ve read in a long time.”

"This is a wonderful little book, heartwarming and charming. The adventures of a man and his dog, Ducky, as they tackle life’s problems at a time when life seems rife with them. Ducky and Anthony may help you see your own problems in a new light, with lots of laughs along the way, and may inspire you to find the Ducky in your own life, which may or may not be a dog, or even an animal. We all need a little Ducky from time to time."

"Thoughtful, funny, and at times incredibly poignant. We all talk to our pets. Sometimes, when we really need them, they talk back to us."

Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the Kindle edition and everyone who has bought the paperback. The Kindle version remains free through Wednesday, December 4th and Amazon has put the paperback on a very nice sale with plenty of time to still get it delivered in time for Christmas.

Thanks to everyone who has posted a review and everyone who has spread the word. Over 1000 people have our book in their possession right now and it is thanks to you!

Love you all!

Ag & Ducky

Nov 4
wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky and I spent the night “Paw-tographing” copies of our book for our sponsors! 
While that was an exclusive feature of copies earned by sponsors of our indiegogo campaign, you can order your own pristine un-pawed copy of “Well, That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist” through Amazon or directly from us via CreateSpace. Links to both (and a discount code for CreateSpace orders!) can be found at the shop page of WellThats.com!
Thank you all for your support. Please help continuing to spread the word and reblogging your favorite Ducky posts!
Ag & Ducky

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky and I spent the night “Paw-tographing” copies of our book for our sponsors! 

While that was an exclusive feature of copies earned by sponsors of our indiegogo campaign, you can order your own pristine un-pawed copy of “Well, That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist” through Amazon or directly from us via CreateSpace. Links to both (and a discount code for CreateSpace orders!) can be found at the shop page of WellThats.com!

Thank you all for your support. Please help continuing to spread the word and reblogging your favorite Ducky posts!

Ag & Ducky

The new post from yesterday over at wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy.How’s the book coming?
Me: We should be able to order a proof this week.
Ducky: …
Me: Good. Things are coming good.
Ducky: Good. 
Me: I thought this would be a good week for us to write one of the posts that people earned by contributing.
Ducky: Write one of the what that who earned by how now?
Me: Sandy from Pennsylvania contributed to our campaign and we agreed to write a post on the topic of her choosing.
Ducky:  We?
Me: I agreed that we would do it.
Ducky: Any other contractual obligations to which you have committed me?
Me: Several. But let’s focus on this for now.
Ducky: I don’t even know this “Sandy.”
Me: Not to worry. She gave us a couple of options and one of them is to talk about how you feel about cats! 
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: And the other option?
Me: Come on! Cats!
Ducky: I do not like cats. End of post. How much did she pay for that?
Me: Come on. Maybe we could delve into why you don’t like cats. Learn something new. Gain some insight into the root causes of cat and dog dysfunction.
Ducky: …
Me: ...
Ducky: I am not interested in providing free publicity to my nemeses.
Me: Technically she paid so it’s not free…
Ducky: What is the other option?
Me: I don’t think it’s a good choice for you.
Ducky: I keep telling you I’m smarter than you give me credit for. I can wax philosophical on any number of topics. Let’s hear it.
Me: The Alabama Crimson Tide.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Okay.
Me: Have any clarifying questions?
Ducky: A few.  First, what is an “Alabama Crimson Tide.”
Me: It’s what they call the football team at the University of Alabama. I guess the other sports teams too.
Ducky: Uh huh. What does crimson mean?
Me: It’s a kind of red.
Ducky: And I have a follow-up…
Me: A tide is what the ocean does.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: So it’s like their mascot?
Me: Kind of. But they sort of have a mascot too.
Ducky: …
Me: It’s an elephant.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: A red elephant in the ocean?
Me: No. No. Just an elephant.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Cats punch me in the face and sit on the couch and hiss at me for no good reason. 
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Ag

The new post from yesterday over at wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy.How’s the book coming?

Me: We should be able to order a proof this week.

Ducky:

Me: Good. Things are coming good.

Ducky: Good. 

Me: I thought this would be a good week for us to write one of the posts that people earned by contributing.

Ducky: Write one of the what that who earned by how now?

Me: Sandy from Pennsylvania contributed to our campaign and we agreed to write a post on the topic of her choosing.

Ducky:  We?

Me: I agreed that we would do it.

Ducky: Any other contractual obligations to which you have committed me?

Me: Several. But let’s focus on this for now.

Ducky: I don’t even know this “Sandy.”

Me: Not to worry. She gave us a couple of options and one of them is to talk about how you feel about cats! 

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: And the other option?

Me: Come on! Cats!

Ducky: I do not like cats. End of post. How much did she pay for that?

Me: Come on. Maybe we could delve into why you don’t like cats. Learn something new. Gain some insight into the root causes of cat and dog dysfunction.

Ducky:

Me: ...

Ducky: I am not interested in providing free publicity to my nemeses.

Me: Technically she paid so it’s not free…

Ducky: What is the other option?

Me: I don’t think it’s a good choice for you.

Ducky: I keep telling you I’m smarter than you give me credit for. I can wax philosophical on any number of topics. Let’s hear it.

Me: The Alabama Crimson Tide.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Okay.

Me: Have any clarifying questions?

Ducky: A few.  First, what is an “Alabama Crimson Tide.”

Me: It’s what they call the football team at the University of Alabama. I guess the other sports teams too.

Ducky: Uh huh. What does crimson mean?

Me: It’s a kind of red.

Ducky: And I have a follow-up…

Me: A tide is what the ocean does.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: So it’s like their mascot?

Me: Kind of. But they sort of have a mascot too.

Ducky:

Me: It’s an elephant.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: A red elephant in the ocean?

Me: No. No. Just an elephant.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Cats punch me in the face and sit on the couch and hiss at me for no good reason

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You look happy, Ducky!
Ducky: I am! Thanks for making it cooler in here!
Me: You’re welcome. But I didn’t really do it. Summer just ended. Finally.
Ducky: Well, thanks for not stopping summer from ending!
Me: I always appreciate your steadfast faith in my omnipotence. At least when good things happen.
Ducky: You look happy too!
Me: Yeah. I had a good week.
Ducky: That’s rare.
Me: Probably not as rare as I let myself believe. But this week really was good. And I’m going to let myself be happy about it.
Ducky: Good.
Me: But this is the best part of my week.
Ducky: Lying on the floor?
Me: With you. Yup.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Maybe your weeks really aren’t that great.
Me: No, Duck. I’ve just reached the point that I know what really makes me happy. I know what matters. And I forget sometime, and sometimes I let things that aren’t important to me upset me. But I’ve gotten better at letting myself enjoy the moments that matter.
Ducky: …
Me: Like lying on the floor with my best buddy.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Does rubbing my head and belly matter?
Me: It makes you happy. So it matters a lot.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you, Ducky.

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You look happy, Ducky!

Ducky: I am! Thanks for making it cooler in here!

Me: You’re welcome. But I didn’t really do it. Summer just ended. Finally.

Ducky: Well, thanks for not stopping summer from ending!

Me: I always appreciate your steadfast faith in my omnipotence. At least when good things happen.

Ducky: You look happy too!

Me: Yeah. I had a good week.

Ducky: That’s rare.

Me: Probably not as rare as I let myself believe. But this week really was good. And I’m going to let myself be happy about it.

Ducky: Good.

Me: But this is the best part of my week.

Ducky: Lying on the floor?

Me: With you. Yup.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Maybe your weeks really aren’t that great.

Me: No, Duck. I’ve just reached the point that I know what really makes me happy. I know what matters. And I forget sometime, and sometimes I let things that aren’t important to me upset me. But I’ve gotten better at letting myself enjoy the moments that matter.

Ducky:

Me: Like lying on the floor with my best buddy.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Does rubbing my head and belly matter?

Me: It makes you happy. So it matters a lot.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You okay up there, Ducky?
Ducky: Yup.
Me: Then why don’t you come down?
Ducky: You done yanking out my fur?
Me: Brushing.
Ducky: Really? That’s a brush?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Technically it’s called a shedding blade.
Ducky: Shockingly I’d prefer to not come down and let you continue to “blade” me.
Me: Suit yourself. Doggies get treats after brushings.
Ducky: Doggies get treats from The Lady when the Daddy isn’t looking.
Me: What?
Ducky: I said, “I love you, Daddy!”
Me: …
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You okay up there, Ducky?

Ducky: Yup.

Me: Then why don’t you come down?

Ducky: You done yanking out my fur?

Me: Brushing.

Ducky: Really? That’s a brush?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Technically it’s called a shedding blade.

Ducky: Shockingly I’d prefer to not come down and let you continue to “blade” me.

Me: Suit yourself. Doggies get treats after brushings.

Ducky: Doggies get treats from The Lady when the Daddy isn’t looking.

Me: What?

Ducky: I said, “I love you, Daddy!”

Me:

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ag

This week’s new Ducky post! Remember to follow or visit wellthatsjustducky for new Ducky posts every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!~

Me: You love your flamingo, Ducky?
Ducky: Yes. I love my flingo.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Is that his leg back there?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Don’t judge how I show my love.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love my flingo.
Me: …
Ducky: And you.
Ag

This week’s new Ducky post! Remember to follow or visit wellthatsjustducky for new Ducky posts every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!~

Me: You love your flamingo, Ducky?

Ducky: Yes. I love my flingo.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Is that his leg back there?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Don’t judge how I show my love.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love my flingo.

Me:

Ducky: And you.

Ag

This past Sunday’s new Ducky post. Remember to follow wellthatsjustducky for new Ducky posts every Sunday at 7pm ET!

Me: You okay, Ducky?
Ducky: So so.
Me: What’s wrong?
Ducky: The Lady is on my pillow.
Me: Pretty sure that’s not your pillow.
Ducky: I am on it.
Me: And so is she. So why don’t we call it our pillow?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: She’s hogging our pillow.
Me: She’s on less of it than you. And she was on it first.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Quisling.
Me: You look comfy.
Ducky: I would look comfier with full pillow support. You’d be amazed.
Me: Uh huh. You know not every person would share a pillow with a dog.
Ducky: Not every dog would share a pillow with The Lady.
Me: I guess so. So you’re both pretty lucky.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: You seem very positive about things this evening.
Me: Yeah? I guess I’m feeling pretty positive about things.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Why?
Me: I’m just pretty lucky, Ducky. I don’t always feel that way, and bad things still happen, but I have you. The Lady loves me. Things could be a lot worse.
Ducky: …
Me: It’s nice that, at least for now, the biggest conflict in my family is over pillow space.
Ducky: I guess things could be worse.
Me: Yes they could. 
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: But more pillow space would be nice.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

This past Sunday’s new Ducky post. Remember to follow wellthatsjustducky for new Ducky posts every Sunday at 7pm ET!

Me: You okay, Ducky?

Ducky: So so.

Me: What’s wrong?

Ducky: The Lady is on my pillow.

Me: Pretty sure that’s not your pillow.

Ducky: I am on it.

Me: And so is she. So why don’t we call it our pillow?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: She’s hogging our pillow.

Me: She’s on less of it than you. And she was on it first.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Quisling.

Me: You look comfy.

Ducky: I would look comfier with full pillow support. You’d be amazed.

Me: Uh huh. You know not every person would share a pillow with a dog.

Ducky: Not every dog would share a pillow with The Lady.

Me: I guess so. So you’re both pretty lucky.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: You seem very positive about things this evening.

Me: Yeah? I guess I’m feeling pretty positive about things.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Why?

Me: I’m just pretty lucky, Ducky. I don’t always feel that way, and bad things still happen, but I have you. The Lady loves me. Things could be a lot worse.

Ducky: …

Me: It’s nice that, at least for now, the biggest conflict in my family is over pillow space.

Ducky: I guess things could be worse.

Me: Yes they could. 

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: But more pillow space would be nice.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

This week's new Ducky post!

May 9
wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: She’s not sharing.
Me: She doesn’t have to.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Seems rude.
Me: It is what it is.
Ducky: But I love popcorn.
Me: You’ve never had popcorn.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I feel confident I would love popcorn.
Me: How about a carrot? You like carrots.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I do like carrots.
Me: …
Ducky: But popcorn smells like I would like it more than carrots.
Me: You’ll never know. No popcorn for you. 
Ducky: …
Me: Two carrots, and you can accidentally step on the lady as you follow me into the kitchen.
Ducky: Seems rude. I like it.
The Lady: What?
Ducky & Me: Nothing.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy,
Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: She’s not sharing.

Me: She doesn’t have to.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Seems rude.

Me: It is what it is.

Ducky: But I love popcorn.

Me: You’ve never had popcorn.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I feel confident I would love popcorn.

Me: How about a carrot? You like carrots.

Ducky:

Me: …

Ducky: I do like carrots.

Me:

Ducky: But popcorn smells like I would like it more than carrots.

Me: You’ll never know. No popcorn for you. 

Ducky:

Me: Two carrots, and you can accidentally step on the lady as you follow me into the kitchen.

Ducky: Seems rude. I like it.

The Lady: What?

Ducky & Me: Nothing.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy,

Ag