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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.
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! And keep visiting us at "Well That’s Just Ducky" for all the latest Ducky news and a new Ducky post every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!

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.

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! And keep visiting us at "Well That’s Just Ducky" for all the latest Ducky news and a new Ducky post every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!

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.
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! And keep visiting us at "Well That’s Just Ducky" for all the latest Ducky news and a new Ducky post every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!

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.

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! And keep visiting us at "Well That’s Just Ducky" for all the latest Ducky news and a new Ducky post every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!

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!

Thank to everyone who has picked up a copy of our book and extra thanks to everyone who has taken the time to leave a positive review! If you’ve read it and like it, we hope you’ll consider posting your thoughts for those who aren’t already fans of Ducky. Or send us a note over at Ducky’s tumblr, "Well, That’s Just Ducky!" Or just say “Hi!” over at our Facebook fan page. 
For those looking to buy it, the best deal currently available is through our CreateSpace site. Enter the code HMU2WXFU at check out to get 25% off! This code is only valid for sales through CreateSpace. That’s the only place where we have control over the discounts.
The book is still available in paperback and Kindle editions through Amazon. Amazon currently has the paperback on sale for 10% off and allows you to download the Kindle edition for free if you buy the paperback through their site.
You can always access the most up to date information on how to get the best possible deal on the book (including getting paw-tographed copies) at wellthats.com and remember to follow us over at "Well, That’s Just Ducky!" for new Ducky posts every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!
Thank you all for your very kind support. Currently there are over 1000 copies out there in the world (paperback and digital) which is just awesome! Over 1000 opportunities for us to make people a little bit happier for a few minutes! That’s a nice thing for us to contemplate as we reach the end of the year!
Love you all,
Ag & Ducky

Thank to everyone who has picked up a copy of our book and extra thanks to everyone who has taken the time to leave a positive review! If you’ve read it and like it, we hope you’ll consider posting your thoughts for those who aren’t already fans of Ducky. Or send us a note over at Ducky’s tumblr, "Well, That’s Just Ducky!" Or just say “Hi!” over at our Facebook fan page. 

For those looking to buy it, the best deal currently available is through our CreateSpace site. Enter the code HMU2WXFU at check out to get 25% off! This code is only valid for sales through CreateSpace. That’s the only place where we have control over the discounts.

The book is still available in paperback and Kindle editions through Amazon. Amazon currently has the paperback on sale for 10% off and allows you to download the Kindle edition for free if you buy the paperback through their site.

You can always access the most up to date information on how to get the best possible deal on the book (including getting paw-tographed copies) at wellthats.com and remember to follow us over at "Well, That’s Just Ducky!" for new Ducky posts every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!

Thank you all for your very kind support. Currently there are over 1000 copies out there in the world (paperback and digital) which is just awesome! Over 1000 opportunities for us to make people a little bit happier for a few minutes! That’s a nice thing for us to contemplate as we reach the end of the year!

Love you all,

Ag & Ducky

Dec 6

20 reviews on Amazon…

Including our first “three star” review.

I’m confused.

It’s the internet. I thought the only ratings that were possible were five stars and one star! Everything on the internet is either complete perfection or total shit, right?

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

Dec 2
There’s still time to get Ducky’s book FOR FREE!
878 people have downloaded their free copy of the Kindle Edition of “Well, That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist!” Thanks to everyone for spreading the word! There are two days left for people to download it for free! Please continue to spread the word! We’d love everyone who might find a little happiness while reading Ducky’s sweet, funny, and honest conversations with the Daddy to be able to do so for free this holiday season!
And remember, even if you don’t own a Kindle, there are free Kindle apps available for your smartphones!
Reblog liberally, friends! We don’t want anyone to miss out on the freebie!
Ag & Ducky

There’s still time to get Ducky’s book FOR FREE!

878 people have downloaded their free copy of the Kindle Edition of “Well, That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist!” Thanks to everyone for spreading the word! There are two days left for people to download it for free! Please continue to spread the word! We’d love everyone who might find a little happiness while reading Ducky’s sweet, funny, and honest conversations with the Daddy to be able to do so for free this holiday season!

And remember, even if you don’t own a Kindle, there are free Kindle apps available for your smartphones!

Reblog liberally, friends! We don’t want anyone to miss out on the freebie!

Ag & Ducky

Dec 1
We’re a number one best seller! Um…kinda.
Thanks, everyone. Your support has moved our book into the #1 spot in the Kindle Store for free books in the “Personal Growth & Inspiration” category! 
I think there are about seven e-books in that category total ;-)
But this is part of what we were hoping for! That may not be the final category for the book (We’re still trying to figure out where it “belongs”) but right now if someone looks for an e-book on personal growth and inspiration and they don’t want to PAY to grow or be inspired, BOOM! There we are!
Please help us keep spreading the word! The Kindle version remains free through Wednesday! We want as many people as possible to get their free edition!
And if you have read the book and you like it, writing a quick review could also help get Ducky in front of a few more eyes!
Thank you all SO much!
Ag & Ducky

We’re a number one best seller! Um…kinda.

Thanks, everyone. Your support has moved our book into the #1 spot in the Kindle Store for free books in the “Personal Growth & Inspiration” category! 

I think there are about seven e-books in that category total ;-)

But this is part of what we were hoping for! That may not be the final category for the book (We’re still trying to figure out where it “belongs”) but right now if someone looks for an e-book on personal growth and inspiration and they don’t want to PAY to grow or be inspired, BOOM! There we are!

Please help us keep spreading the word! The Kindle version remains free through Wednesday! We want as many people as possible to get their free edition!

And if you have read the book and you like it, writing a quick review could also help get Ducky in front of a few more eyes!

Thank you all SO much!

Ag & Ducky

Dec 1

Free book for you! Please share and help encourage canine authorship!

Hey, friends!

Just over 450 of you have helped out in the first 24 hours of our push and downloaded your absolutely free Kindle version of our book! Thank you so much. While we need a lot more to be downloaded to get noticed, 450 is an amazing number and beyond what we expected at this point. Thank you!

Please continue to spread the word and share this link. The Kindle version of “Well, That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist” will continue to be available for free download through Wednesday on Amazon. One of our goals with this project has always been to get Ducky in front of more eyes so he can make more people happy. If we can get enough free copies downloaded over the next few days, not only do we have the chance to make those people happy, but we might also get on a list that would introduce thousands of new people to Ducky!

Thank you all so much for continuing to help spread the word! We love you!

Ag & Ducky

PLEASE HELP US BY TAKING OUR BOOK FOR FREE!!!!

BIG NEWS! AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! The Kindle version of our book is free for a limited time starting today! Please spread the word and download a copy! Just click on the link up above!

Starting today and going through Wednesday you can download the Kindle version of our book FOR FREE from Amazon! If we get enough people to download it, it could be the single most important thing we do to get Ducky in front of more eyes. And it really, truly costs you nothing!

Please head over to Amazon and download a copy, but even more importantly please consider asking your friends and family to do the same. Even if everyone who I am friends with on Facebook and everyone who follows me on tumblr downloads a copy it still may not be enough to trigger the algorithm we’re hoping to trigger. We need LOTS of people to download it. Please reblog this link and add a personal plea if you are comfortable doing so.

We’re really proud of the book, it’s completely family friendly, and we have yet to hear of anyone not enjoying it. It’s a light read and a good thing to have on a Kindle for those times you need a little palate cleanser between “War & Peace” and “Twilight: Breaking Dawn!”

I apologize in advance for the reminders I’ll be posting for the next few days but this is one I don’t want to slip by people. Please share this liberally! Ducky and I have been pleased to provide a little entertainment for you all over the last four years and we hope if you have enjoyed any of what you have seen on any of our sites that you’ll consider helping us to get as many downloads as possible in the next five days. 

AND DID WE MENTION IT’S FREE!?!?

Thanks, friends!

Reblogging for our friends in other time zones (yes, the Kindle edition is free on their international sites too!) and to give an update!

Today thanks to our friends on social media, over 350 copies of our book have been downloaded! That’s a great start! Please keep reblogging and spreading the word. And for those of you who have read it and enjoyed it, we hope you’ll consider leaving a review.

Thanks again. You’re all amazing!

Ag & Ducky