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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Why are you sad, Daddy?
Me: I didn’t say I was sad.
Ducky: I’m observant. You look sad.
Me: You look sad too.
Ducky: I’m both observant and empathetic.
Me: …
Ducky: What’s wrong, daddy?
Me: Nothing, Ducky. And everything. It’s hard to explain.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: If I thought everything was wrong and nothing was wrong and I couldn’t explain it I’d probably be sad too.
Me: …
Ducky: Sorry you’re sad, Daddy.
Me: Thanks. 
Ducky: And really sorry I can’t fix it.
Me: Not your job to fix it, Ducky.
Ducky: I know. But I’m still allowed to wish I could.
Me: Yeah. Thank you.
Ducky: …
Me: Sorry that I get this way.
Ducky: You’re not doing it on purpose. And it’s okay that you can’t fix it either.
Me: I know.
Ducky: But you’re still allowed to wish you could.
Me: Yeah. Really wish I could.
Ducky: …
Me: Thanks for staying close, Ducky. Even when I get like this.
Ducky: Of course. Just because I can’t fix it doesn’t mean I can’t try to help keep it from getting worse.
Me: Yeah. That’s what you do. And I may not always show it, but I appreciate it.
Ducky: So you be sad as long as you need to be. 
Me: …
Ducky: I’ll be here while you are. 
Me: And when I’m not sad anymore?
Ducky: I’ll be here then too. I love you, Daddy. All of you. Not just “happy” you. Or “feeds me” you. Or “pets me” you. Or “feeds me” you. All of you.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: You said “feeds me” twice.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I am fully capable of experiencing multiple emotions simultaneously and it is true that in addition to loving you I might also be a tad hungry.
Me: It is getting near that time. Let’s get your dinner.
Ducky: Thanks for still taking care of me even when you’re sad.
Me: Thanks for taking care of me, Duck. Even when I’m sad.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you Ducky.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Why are you sad, Daddy?

Me: I didn’t say I was sad.

Ducky: I’m observant. You look sad.

Me: You look sad too.

Ducky: I’m both observant and empathetic.

Me:

Ducky: What’s wrong, daddy?

Me: Nothing, Ducky. And everything. It’s hard to explain.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: If I thought everything was wrong and nothing was wrong and I couldn’t explain it I’d probably be sad too.

Me:

Ducky: Sorry you’re sad, Daddy.

Me: Thanks. 

Ducky: And really sorry I can’t fix it.

Me: Not your job to fix it, Ducky.

Ducky: I know. But I’m still allowed to wish I could.

Me: Yeah. Thank you.

Ducky:

Me: Sorry that I get this way.

Ducky: You’re not doing it on purpose. And it’s okay that you can’t fix it either.

Me: I know.

Ducky: But you’re still allowed to wish you could.

Me: Yeah. Really wish I could.

Ducky:

Me: Thanks for staying close, Ducky. Even when I get like this.

Ducky: Of course. Just because I can’t fix it doesn’t mean I can’t try to help keep it from getting worse.

Me: Yeah. That’s what you do. And I may not always show it, but I appreciate it.

Ducky: So you be sad as long as you need to be. 

Me:

Ducky: I’ll be here while you are. 

Me: And when I’m not sad anymore?

Ducky: I’ll be here then too. I love you, Daddy. All of you. Not just “happy” you. Or “feeds me” you. Or “pets me” you. Or “feeds me” you. All of you.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: You said “feeds me” twice.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I am fully capable of experiencing multiple emotions simultaneously and it is true that in addition to loving you I might also be a tad hungry.

Me: It is getting near that time. Let’s get your dinner.

Ducky: Thanks for still taking care of me even when you’re sad.

Me: Thanks for taking care of me, Duck. Even when I’m sad.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you Ducky.

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Apr 8
wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Hey, Ducky! Come here.
Ducky: …
Me: Come here, Ducky.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Why?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Because I love you?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: You can love me from over there.
Me: Saw me pick up the nail clippers, huh?
Ducky: I have keen senses. I noticed the slight change in posture, the variation in tone of voice, your furtive glances, and the slight increase in perspiration.
Me: …
Ducky: And I saw you pick up the nail clippers, yes.
Me: You need a nail clipping.
Ducky: So says you.
Me: And other people.
Ducky: Who? The Lady?
Me: She’s noticed, yes, but there have been others.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: The cat just wants me to suffer.
Me: Scooter has yet to express her opinion on the subject. But we did get a message too.
Ducky: What kind of message? From who?
Me: Someone who reads our conversations on-line. She sent us a note letting us know that she noticed that you needed a nail clipping.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Who does that?!
Me: Someone who cares.
Ducky: The pictures you use aren’t even always current! Whatever picture she saw may have been from months ago.
Me: Quite possibly. But it reminded me to take a look at your nails and you’re definitely due.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: That’s how Hitler got started.
Me: That is in no way how Hitler got started.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I might be having a bit of an anxiety attack.
Me: I’m sorry.
Ducky: See, I don’t know if you are aware of this, but…
Me: You don’t like getting your nails clipped.
Ducky: I do not like getting my nails clipped. Not at all.
Me: I’m sorry, Ducky. But how about you get a treat after we’re done?
Ducky: How about we get me a treat instead?
Me: ‘Fraid not. I’m sorry. But a treat afterwards I can do.
Ducky: …
Me: Or two.
Ducky: Okay.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Hey, Ducky! Come here.

Ducky: …

Me: Come here, Ducky.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Why?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Because I love you?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: You can love me from over there.

Me: Saw me pick up the nail clippers, huh?

Ducky: I have keen senses. I noticed the slight change in posture, the variation in tone of voice, your furtive glances, and the slight increase in perspiration.

Me:

Ducky: And I saw you pick up the nail clippers, yes.

Me: You need a nail clipping.

Ducky: So says you.

Me: And other people.

Ducky: Who? The Lady?

Me: She’s noticed, yes, but there have been others.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: The cat just wants me to suffer.

Me: Scooter has yet to express her opinion on the subject. But we did get a message too.

Ducky: What kind of message? From who?

Me: Someone who reads our conversations on-line. She sent us a note letting us know that she noticed that you needed a nail clipping.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Who does that?!

Me: Someone who cares.

Ducky: The pictures you use aren’t even always current! Whatever picture she saw may have been from months ago.

Me: Quite possibly. But it reminded me to take a look at your nails and you’re definitely due.

Ducky: …

Me:

Ducky: That’s how Hitler got started.

Me: That is in no way how Hitler got started.

Ducky:

Me: 

Ducky: I might be having a bit of an anxiety attack.

Me: I’m sorry.

Ducky: See, I don’t know if you are aware of this, but…

Me: You don’t like getting your nails clipped.

Ducky: I do not like getting my nails clipped. Not at all.

Me: I’m sorry, Ducky. But how about you get a treat after we’re done?

Ducky: How about we get me a treat instead?

Me: ‘Fraid not. I’m sorry. But a treat afterwards I can do.

Ducky:

Me: Or two.

Ducky: Okay.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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Apr 7

Ducky is not a fan of...a fan.

This week’s new Ducky post!

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Apr 2
wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Ducky…
Ducky: Hi, Daddy!
Me: Ducky…
Ducky: I’m helping!
Me: …
Ducky: Hey, Daddy?
Me: Yes, Ducky?
Ducky: What exactly am I helping you do?
Me: Well, I’m trying to do yoga.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Hey, Daddy, what exactly am I helping you do?
Me: Yoga is a kind of exercise. Basically stretching.
Ducky: Ah!
Me: But as it relates to your question, at the moment you aren’t exactly helping me do it at all.
Ducky: …
Me: You kind of keep getting in the way.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: In my defense I’ve had limited training.
Me: None.
Ducky: No training. That’s right.
Me: I appreciate the thought, but…
Ducky: You got down of the floor. And started rolling around.
Me: Yes I did.
Ducky: Looked like it was in my wheelhouse. Thought I could bluff my way through.
Me: Understandable.
Ducky: And I heard talk of doggies.
Me: “Downward Dog” is a position, but …
Ducky: This mat is nice.
Me: …
Ducky: Squooshy.
Me: Ducky…
Ducky: If this is exercise, shouldn’t you be moving more?
Me: Yes. Which is hard to do with you there.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: It really is a nice and squooshy mat.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Ducky…

Ducky: Hi, Daddy!

Me: Ducky…

Ducky: I’m helping!

Me:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy?

Me: Yes, Ducky?

Ducky: What exactly am I helping you do?

Me: Well, I’m trying to do yoga.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy, what exactly am I helping you do?

Me: Yoga is a kind of exercise. Basically stretching.

Ducky: Ah!

Me: But as it relates to your question, at the moment you aren’t exactly helping me do it at all.

Ducky:

Me: You kind of keep getting in the way.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: In my defense I’ve had limited training.

Me: None.

Ducky: No training. That’s right.

Me: I appreciate the thought, but…

Ducky: You got down of the floor. And started rolling around.

Me: Yes I did.

Ducky: Looked like it was in my wheelhouse. Thought I could bluff my way through.

Me: Understandable.

Ducky: And I heard talk of doggies.

Me: “Downward Dog” is a position, but …

Ducky: This mat is nice.

Me:

Ducky: Squooshy.

Me: Ducky…

Ducky: If this is exercise, shouldn’t you be moving more?

Me: Yes. Which is hard to do with you there.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: It really is a nice and squooshy mat.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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Yesterday's new Ducky post!

Ducky “helps” with my yoga stretches.

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy, the door is shut.
Me: Yes it is.
Ducky: ….
Me: …
Ducky: Aren’t you going to take a shower?
Me: Yes I am.
Ducky: Well you usually leave the door open when you take a shower.
Me: I used to, yes.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: With the door closed I can’t roam freely.
Me: …
Ducky: Not that I would go anywhere I wasn’t supposed to.
Me: …
Ducky: Or do anything I wasn’t supposed to do just because you couldn’t see me.
Me: …
Ducky: And walk slowly so you wouldn’t hear my collar jingle.
Me: …
Ducky: And then sneak back in here.
Me: …
Ducky: Someone told you I’ve been eating the cat food while you’ve been in the shower, huh?
Me: The Lady figured it out.
Ducky: She’s clever.
Me: Yes she is.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy, the door is shut.

Me: Yes it is.

Ducky: ….

Me:

Ducky: Aren’t you going to take a shower?

Me: Yes I am.

Ducky: Well you usually leave the door open when you take a shower.

Me: I used to, yes.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: With the door closed I can’t roam freely.

Me:

Ducky: Not that I would go anywhere I wasn’t supposed to.

Me:

Ducky: Or do anything I wasn’t supposed to do just because you couldn’t see me.

Me:

Ducky: And walk slowly so you wouldn’t hear my collar jingle.

Me:

Ducky: And then sneak back in here.

Me:

Ducky: Someone told you I’ve been eating the cat food while you’ve been in the shower, huh?

Me: The Lady figured it out.

Ducky: She’s clever.

Me: Yes she is.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

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Ducky has discovered one benefit to life with a cat.

Last Sunday’s new Ducky post!

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Don’t talk to me.
Me: You’re going to feel so much better!
Ducky: You always say that.
Me: You seem to always need the reminder.
Ducky: I wouldn’t say I need a reminder. You seem to need a rationalization for regularly water boarding me.
Me: I am not water boarding you.
Ducky: That’s for the courts to decide.
Me: Do you even know what water boarding is?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I believe water is involved…
Me: …
Ducky: …and it is unpleasant…
Me: …
Ducky: and it involves unwilling participation. So…
Me: There’s more to it than that.
Ducky: I know. You also use soap.
Me: No. I mean…
Ducky: Doggie torture!
Me: Stop. It’s just a bath. And you’ve been itchy.
Ducky: I don’t recall telling you that I’ve been itchy.
Me: You’ve given subtle visual cues.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: The constant scratching?
Me: The constant scratching.
Ducky: I’d hoped you hadn’t noticed.
Me: Almost done, Duck. Just need to let the soap soak in a little. Hey you know what could help pass the time?
Ducky: Filing affidavits?
Me: There’s a Ducky song about baths!
Ducky: …
Me: My parents used to sing it to me!
Ducky: …
Me: I could sing it to you. Carry on the tradition for another generation!
Ducky: Don’t…
Me: Rubber Ducky, you’re the one! You make bath time lots of fun!
Ducky: Is singing the thing that makes it water boarding?
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Don’t talk to me.

Me: You’re going to feel so much better!

Ducky: You always say that.

Me: You seem to always need the reminder.

Ducky: I wouldn’t say I need a reminder. You seem to need a rationalization for regularly water boarding me.

Me: I am not water boarding you.

Ducky: That’s for the courts to decide.

Me: Do you even know what water boarding is?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I believe water is involved…

Me:

Ducky: …and it is unpleasant…

Me:

Ducky: and it involves unwilling participation. So…

Me: There’s more to it than that.

Ducky: I know. You also use soap.

Me: No. I mean…

Ducky: Doggie torture!

Me: Stop. It’s just a bath. And you’ve been itchy.

Ducky: I don’t recall telling you that I’ve been itchy.

Me: You’ve given subtle visual cues.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: The constant scratching?

Me: The constant scratching.

Ducky: I’d hoped you hadn’t noticed.

Me: Almost done, Duck. Just need to let the soap soak in a little. Hey you know what could help pass the time?

Ducky: Filing affidavits?

Me: There’s a Ducky song about baths!

Ducky:

Me: My parents used to sing it to me!

Ducky:

Me: I could sing it to you. Carry on the tradition for another generation!

Ducky: Don’t…

Me: Rubber Ducky, you’re the one! You make bath time lots of fun!

Ducky: Is singing the thing that makes it water boarding?

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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I should make the picture into a print and title it "Resignation."

This week’s new Ducky post!

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You feeling okay, Ducky?
Ducky: Sure. Just tired.
Me: No more than usual?
Ducky: No. Why?
Me: I just worry about you. Want to make sure you’re okay. Don’t want to assume.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Did something happen?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Do you remember me telling you about Daisy?
Ducky: The doggie that lives with Grandma and Grandpa?
Me: Yeah. Well, I just found out that she passed away.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: That makes me sad.
Me: Me too.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Didn’t you tell me that Grandma and Grandpa saved Daisy?
Me: Yeah. Daisy was living with some people who weren’t treating her well. Hurting her. And when there was an opportunity to get her out of that situation, they did.
Ducky: Is that what all humans would do?
Me: No. Not all.
Ducky: Lucky for Daisy that your parents were around.
Me: Yeah.
Ducky: And were in the market for a doggie!
Me: Ha. No. No, I don’t think they particularly wanted a doggie at all at that point.
Ducky: But they still did it?
Me: Yeah.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: How long ago was that?
Me: I really don’t remember. A lot of years.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Did they treat her better?
Me: They treated her wonderfully. They loved her very much.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I’m glad they found her. And gave her a lot of good years.
Me: Me too.
Ducky: A lot of doggies don’t ever get that.
Me: No. No they don’t.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky:  But it’s still okay that you’re sad.
Me: I know.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I’m glad you found me.
Me: I’m glad we found each other.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Walks keep me healthy.
Me: Yes they do.
Ducky: Want to go for a walk and you can tell me more about Daisy? And maybe we can talk about Foley too?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: That sounds like a very good idea. 
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you very much, Ducky.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: You feeling okay, Ducky?

Ducky: Sure. Just tired.

Me: No more than usual?

Ducky: No. Why?

Me: I just worry about you. Want to make sure you’re okay. Don’t want to assume.

Ducky:

Me: …

Ducky: Did something happen?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Do you remember me telling you about Daisy?

Ducky: The doggie that lives with Grandma and Grandpa?

Me: Yeah. Well, I just found out that she passed away.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That makes me sad.

Me: Me too.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Didn’t you tell me that Grandma and Grandpa saved Daisy?

Me: Yeah. Daisy was living with some people who weren’t treating her well. Hurting her. And when there was an opportunity to get her out of that situation, they did.

Ducky: Is that what all humans would do?

Me: No. Not all.

Ducky: Lucky for Daisy that your parents were around.

Me: Yeah.

Ducky: And were in the market for a doggie!

Me: Ha. No. No, I don’t think they particularly wanted a doggie at all at that point.

Ducky: But they still did it?

Me: Yeah.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: How long ago was that?

Me: I really don’t remember. A lot of years.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Did they treat her better?

Me: They treated her wonderfully. They loved her very much.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I’m glad they found her. And gave her a lot of good years.

Me: Me too.

Ducky: A lot of doggies don’t ever get that.

Me: No. No they don’t.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky:  But it’s still okay that you’re sad.

Me: I know.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I’m glad you found me.

Me: I’m glad we found each other.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Walks keep me healthy.

Me: Yes they do.

Ducky: Want to go for a walk and you can tell me more about Daisy? And maybe we can talk about Foley too?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: That sounds like a very good idea. 

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you very much, Ducky.

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