Well, That's Just Great
wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: It’s called meditating, Ducky.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: ‘kay.
Me: …
Ducky: Looks like sitting with your eyes closed for a long time.
Me: There are similarities.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: It’s a little weird.
Me: …
Ducky: Freaking me out a little.
Me: Sorry. Almost done.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I’m gonna’ keep my eyes on you until you’re done.
Me: What do you think is going to happen?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Hard to say. But it’s just making me anxious.
Me: Ah.
Ducky: Do you ever get inexplicably anxious for reasons of ambiguous origin?
Me: Fairly often. 
Ducky: Hence the sitting?
Me: Hence the meditating, yes.
Ducky: Well, good luck with that. I’ll be here when you’re done.
Me: Love you, Ducky.
Ducky: Love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: …

Me: …

Ducky: …

Me: …

Ducky: …

Me: It’s called meditating, Ducky.

Ducky: …

Me: …

Ducky: ‘kay.

Me: …

Ducky: Looks like sitting with your eyes closed for a long time.

Me: There are similarities.

Ducky: …

Me: …

Ducky: It’s a little weird.

Me: …

Ducky: Freaking me out a little.

Me: Sorry. Almost done.

Ducky: …

Me: …

Ducky: I’m gonna’ keep my eyes on you until you’re done.

Me: What do you think is going to happen?

Ducky: …

Me: …

Ducky: Hard to say. But it’s just making me anxious.

Me: Ah.

Ducky: Do you ever get inexplicably anxious for reasons of ambiguous origin?

Me: Fairly often. 

Ducky: Hence the sitting?

Me: Hence the meditating, yes.

Ducky: Well, good luck with that. I’ll be here when you’re done.

Me: Love you, Ducky.

Ducky: Love you, Daddy.

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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: That’s my ball.
Me: Yes it is.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Trespassing and stealing. Nice.
Me: Penny is an invited guest. She’s not trespassing.
Ducky: Which makes stealing my ball even worse. Are we living in a society here or not?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Isn’t that Penny’s fuzzy you’ve got there?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: It makes a neat squeak.
Me: Yes it does.
Ducky: Deeper than the squeak my toys make.
Me: Yup.
Ducky: …
Me: The deep squeak pleases me.
Ducky: I could tell.
Me: …
Ducky: The concept of hypocrisy exists within a grey area of canine society, Daddy. 
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: That’s my ball.

Me: Yes it is.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Trespassing and stealing. Nice.

Me: Penny is an invited guest. She’s not trespassing.

Ducky: Which makes stealing my ball even worse. Are we living in a society here or not?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Isn’t that Penny’s fuzzy you’ve got there?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: It makes a neat squeak.

Me: Yes it does.

Ducky: Deeper than the squeak my toys make.

Me: Yup.

Ducky:

Me: The deep squeak pleases me.

Ducky: I could tell.

Me:

Ducky: The concept of hypocrisy exists within a grey area of canine society, Daddy. 

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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Ducky “helps” with my yoga stretches.

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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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 
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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 

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This week’s new Ducky post!

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