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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Why don’t you come over here, Ducky?
Ducky: Shhh.
Me: Come on.
Ducky: Shhh! It might come back. Must stay vigilant.
Me: …
Ducky: Could kill us all.
Me: …
Ducky: You, me, and The Lady.
Me: What about Scooter?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: The cat might be in cahoots with the monster.
Me: It’s a UPS woman, not a monster.
Ducky: Po-TAY-toe. Po-TAH-toe. 
Me: And Scooter is not working with the UPS woman.
Ducky: Probably what she’ll tell the police when they’re exhuming our graves in the yard.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Because they’ve killed us?
Ducky: Because they’ve killed us.
Me: …
Ducky: Of course the monster has a truck so it might take the bodies elsewhere.
Me: I don’t think…
Ducky: Shhh! I think the monster is coming back! 
Me: They only deliver once a day so…
Ducky: THERE SHE IS!!! ARRRRROOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Scared it away.
Me: That was a school bus.
Ducky: Didn’t stop, did it?
Me: Nope.
Ducky: Scared it away.
Me: ..
Ducky: Not today, monster/cat cabal. Not…today…
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Why don’t you come over here, Ducky?

Ducky: Shhh.

Me: Come on.

Ducky: Shhh! It might come back. Must stay vigilant.

Me:

Ducky: Could kill us all.

Me:

Ducky: You, me, and The Lady.

Me: What about Scooter?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: The cat might be in cahoots with the monster.

Me: It’s a UPS woman, not a monster.

Ducky: Po-TAY-toe. Po-TAH-toe. 

Me: And Scooter is not working with the UPS woman.

Ducky: Probably what she’ll tell the police when they’re exhuming our graves in the yard.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Because they’ve killed us?

Ducky: Because they’ve killed us.

Me:

Ducky: Of course the monster has a truck so it might take the bodies elsewhere.

Me: I don’t think…

Ducky: Shhh! I think the monster is coming back! 

Me: They only deliver once a day so…

Ducky: THERE SHE IS!!! ARRRRROOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Me:

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Scared it away.

Me: That was a school bus.

Ducky: Didn’t stop, did it?

Me: Nope.

Ducky: Scared it away.

Me: ..

Ducky: Not today, monster/cat cabal. Not…today…

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.
Me: For what?
Ducky: For being you.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: You mean for feeding you and petting you and playing with you?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I don’t think that’s what I said. But since you just mentioned feeding me I forget.
Me: Sorry.
Ducky: So let’s try this again. Thank you for being you, Daddy. Thanks for being in my life.
Me: …
Ducky: I appreciate the things you do for me. But what I’m most thankful for is that you’re my Daddy.
Me: …
Ducky: Just felt like telling you. You look down today. So I thought I’d remind you.
Me: Thanks, Duck.
Ducky: Sorry you’re down, Daddy. But I just wanted to let you know that I’m happier with you around than I would be if you weren’t. Try to remember that, okay?
Me: Okay. Thanks, Ducky.
Ducky: You’re welcome.
Me: …
Ducky: Plenty of room down here on the floor if you feel like snuggling
Me: Thanks, Ducky. Sounds good.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you too, Ducky.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Thanks, Daddy.

Me: For what?

Ducky: For being you.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: You mean for feeding you and petting you and playing with you?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I don’t think that’s what I said. But since you just mentioned feeding me I forget.

Me: Sorry.

Ducky: So let’s try this again. Thank you for being you, Daddy. Thanks for being in my life.

Me:

Ducky: I appreciate the things you do for me. But what I’m most thankful for is that you’re my Daddy.

Me:

Ducky: Just felt like telling you. You look down today. So I thought I’d remind you.

Me: Thanks, Duck.

Ducky: Sorry you’re down, Daddy. But I just wanted to let you know that I’m happier with you around than I would be if you weren’t. Try to remember that, okay?

Me: Okay. Thanks, Ducky.

Ducky: You’re welcome.

Me:

Ducky: Plenty of room down here on the floor if you feel like snuggling

Me: Thanks, Ducky. Sounds good.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you too, Ducky.

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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: It’s not going to work, you two.
Ducky: What?
Me: Stare all you want, you’re not getting any of my food.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Maybe I’m staring at you because I love you.
Me: Maybe. But Scooter is staring right at my tuna.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Perhaps she has noticed something untoward about said tuna.
Me: …
Ducky: Cats are not like us humans. They have strange, inexplicable powers.
Me: ”Us humans,” huh?
Ducky: Perhaps she has noticed something about that tuna that makes it unsafe for human consumption and is trying to warn us.
Me: …
Ducky: Being unable to communicate due to her lack of both language and expressive eyebrows, she is warning in the only way possible. Through the power of staring.
Me: …
Ducky: Staring is a cat’s greatest power.
Me: …
Ducky: During the Bronze Age Egyptians…
Me: You’re making this up.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Cats like fish.
Me: That much is true.
Ducky: And the cat has not learned that the key to getting food from you is to give attention to you and be cute while appearing to not be interested in your meal at all.
Me: …
Ducky: I mean the cat doesn’t love you unconditionally the way I do.
Me: …
Ducky: What food?
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: It’s not going to work, you two.

Ducky: What?

Me: Stare all you want, you’re not getting any of my food.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Maybe I’m staring at you because I love you.

Me: Maybe. But Scooter is staring right at my tuna.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Perhaps she has noticed something untoward about said tuna.

Me:

Ducky: Cats are not like us humans. They have strange, inexplicable powers.

Me: ”Us humans,” huh?

Ducky: Perhaps she has noticed something about that tuna that makes it unsafe for human consumption and is trying to warn us.

Me:

Ducky: Being unable to communicate due to her lack of both language and expressive eyebrows, she is warning in the only way possible. Through the power of staring.

Me:

Ducky: Staring is a cat’s greatest power.

Me:

Ducky: During the Bronze Age Egyptians…

Me: You’re making this up.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Cats like fish.

Me: That much is true.

Ducky: And the cat has not learned that the key to getting food from you is to give attention to you and be cute while appearing to not be interested in your meal at all.

Me:

Ducky: I mean the cat doesn’t love you unconditionally the way I do.

Me:

Ducky: What food?

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Tee hee!
Me: What’s so funny?
Ducky: I tricked The Lady.
Me: How’d you do that?
Ducky: I wanted to be pet. So I flopped down where she was going to lie down before she could get there!
Me: …
Ducky: So when she laid down she’d see me and go, “Oh! I should pet Ducky!”
Me: …
Ducky: And now she’s petting me!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Slowly.
Me: …
Ducky: And I she’s not scratching me like she usually does.
Me: …
Ducky: Did she just lie down on top of me?
Me: Pretty much.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Not petting? Just squooshing?
Me: Yup.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Better than nothing.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Tee hee!

Me: What’s so funny?

Ducky: I tricked The Lady.

Me: How’d you do that?

Ducky: I wanted to be pet. So I flopped down where she was going to lie down before she could get there!

Me:

Ducky: So when she laid down she’d see me and go, “Oh! I should pet Ducky!”

Me:

Ducky: And now she’s petting me!

Me:

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Slowly.

Me:

Ducky: And I she’s not scratching me like she usually does.

Me:

Ducky: Did she just lie down on top of me?

Me: Pretty much.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Not petting? Just squooshing?

Me: Yup.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Better than nothing.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: What?
Ducky: What what?
Me: Why are you looking at me?
Ducky: You look sad.
Me: Sorry.
Ducky: It’s okay. No reason to apologize. Just thought I’d keep my eyes on you.
Me: It’s not your job.
Ducky: True. But as a dog, my employment options are limited to begin with. The upside is I have lots of discretionary time, some of which I am choosing to spend by keeping my eyes on you because you look sad.
Me: …
Ducky: Any specific reason you’re sad today?
Me: Nothing. And everything.
Ducky: One of those sads.
Me: Yeah.
Ducky: Sorry. I know you hate those the worst.
Me: Yeah. 
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Want to give me a bath?
Me: You hate baths.
Ducky: Yes. But you never seem sad when you’re giving me a bath.
Me: I just think giving you a bath requires a lot of focused attention. It’s hard to be sad when you’re mentally engaged.
Ducky: I am not an easy bathing, I admit.
Me: If I’m not careful you’ll jump out of the tub.
Ducky: And then…HONDURAS!!!
Me: That’s the plan?
Ducky: There’s really no plan beyond getting out of the tub. But I thought you’d find a Honduran bath escape amusing.
Me: Well done.
Ducky: So if you gave me a bath you might forget that you’re sad for a little bit!
Me: Maybe. Or maybe I could play tugger with you for a little bit instead.
Ducky: That works too?
Me: It occupies my mind too, which is probably what I need.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I don’t want to influence your decision but tugger sounds like a much better solution.
Me: Agreed. But you would have let me give you bath if it would have made me less sad, huh?
Ducky: If it would have helped? Yup!
Me: …
Ducky: But let’s not dwell on ideas that we generated as part of the brainstorming process now that we have identified the best fit solution.
Me: Sounds good to me. I love you, Ducky. 
Ducky: I love you too , Daddy. Oh! And Happy Daddy’s Day, Daddy!
Me: Thanks, Duck. 
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: What?

Ducky: What what?

Me: Why are you looking at me?

Ducky: You look sad.

Me: Sorry.

Ducky: It’s okay. No reason to apologize. Just thought I’d keep my eyes on you.

Me: It’s not your job.

Ducky: True. But as a dog, my employment options are limited to begin with. The upside is I have lots of discretionary time, some of which I am choosing to spend by keeping my eyes on you because you look sad.

Me:

Ducky: Any specific reason you’re sad today?

Me: Nothing. And everything.

Ducky: One of those sads.

Me: Yeah.

Ducky: Sorry. I know you hate those the worst.

Me: Yeah. 

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Want to give me a bath?

Me: You hate baths.

Ducky: Yes. But you never seem sad when you’re giving me a bath.

Me: I just think giving you a bath requires a lot of focused attention. It’s hard to be sad when you’re mentally engaged.

Ducky: I am not an easy bathing, I admit.

Me: If I’m not careful you’ll jump out of the tub.

Ducky: And then…HONDURAS!!!

Me: That’s the plan?

Ducky: There’s really no plan beyond getting out of the tub. But I thought you’d find a Honduran bath escape amusing.

Me: Well done.

Ducky: So if you gave me a bath you might forget that you’re sad for a little bit!

Me: Maybe. Or maybe I could play tugger with you for a little bit instead.

Ducky: That works too?

Me: It occupies my mind too, which is probably what I need.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I don’t want to influence your decision but tugger sounds like a much better solution.

Me: Agreed. But you would have let me give you bath if it would have made me less sad, huh?

Ducky: If it would have helped? Yup!

Me:

Ducky: But let’s not dwell on ideas that we generated as part of the brainstorming process now that we have identified the best fit solution.

Me: Sounds good to me. I love you, Ducky. 

Ducky: I love you too , Daddy. Oh! And Happy Daddy’s Day, Daddy!

Me: Thanks, Duck. 

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Ducky is observant. And selfless.

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Happy, Duck?
Ducky: Very!
Me: I’m glad.
Ducky: It shows?
Me: It shows.
Ducky: My futon is back!
Me: Technically it never left. It was just buried for awhile from the move.
Ducky: Why was it buried?
Me: We just had a lot of stuff and we didn’t know where to put it so we piled it on top of the futon in this room.
Ducky: Or maybe burying it was your subconscious’s way of saying there were things from the last few years that you still weren’t ready to deal with?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Possibly.
Ducky: Uncovering it would seem to be healthy then.
Me: I’m hoping.
Ducky: …
Me: You’re a pretty insightful doggie.
Ducky: Possibly.
Me: You might also just really want the futon to stay accessible.
Ducky: I’m hoping.
Me: …
Ducky: I know you used to be pretty upset on this futon sometimes.
Me: Yeah. That futon was where I ended up after some very bad days when I made a lot of stupid mistakes.
Ducky: I know. But you also used to nap with me on this futon.
Me: Yeah.
Ducky: Which was nice. And The Lady became your second best friend on this futon.
Me: Second best, huh?
Ducky: Google “Man’s Best Friend.” I don’t make these rules.
Me: Fair enough.
Ducky: I’m sorry the futon makes you think of not so happy times.
Me: It’s okay. I think it’s time for me to make peace with the not so happy times.
Ducky: They got us here. 
Me: They played a role in it.
Ducky: And here is a pretty good place to be.
Me: Yeah. It is.
Ducky: …
Me: Can I take nap on the futon with you, Ducky?
Ducky: That sounds nice. I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you too, Ducky.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Happy, Duck?

Ducky: Very!

Me: I’m glad.

Ducky: It shows?

Me: It shows.

Ducky: My futon is back!

Me: Technically it never left. It was just buried for awhile from the move.

Ducky: Why was it buried?

Me: We just had a lot of stuff and we didn’t know where to put it so we piled it on top of the futon in this room.

Ducky: Or maybe burying it was your subconscious’s way of saying there were things from the last few years that you still weren’t ready to deal with?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Possibly.

Ducky: Uncovering it would seem to be healthy then.

Me: I’m hoping.

Ducky:

Me: You’re a pretty insightful doggie.

Ducky: Possibly.

Me: You might also just really want the futon to stay accessible.

Ducky: I’m hoping.

Me:

Ducky: I know you used to be pretty upset on this futon sometimes.

Me: Yeah. That futon was where I ended up after some very bad days when I made a lot of stupid mistakes.

Ducky: I know. But you also used to nap with me on this futon.

Me: Yeah.

Ducky: Which was nice. And The Lady became your second best friend on this futon.

Me: Second best, huh?

Ducky: Google “Man’s Best Friend.” I don’t make these rules.

Me: Fair enough.

Ducky: I’m sorry the futon makes you think of not so happy times.

Me: It’s okay. I think it’s time for me to make peace with the not so happy times.

Ducky: They got us here. 

Me: They played a role in it.

Ducky: And here is a pretty good place to be.

Me: Yeah. It is.

Ducky:

Me: Can I take nap on the futon with you, Ducky?

Ducky: That sounds nice. I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you too, Ducky.

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The futon is back!