Well, That's Just Great

We had a house guest.

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Psst. Hey, Lady.
Me: Leave her alone Ducky. She’s not going to give you any cereal.
Ducky: Can see into the future now, Daddy? 
Me: Generally, no. In this case, yes.
Ducky: I think I would have noticed by now if you were clairvoyant. I’ve known you for over two years.
Me: Ten.
Ducky: …
Me: Time flies when you have no sense of it.
Ducky: That’s a myth.
Me: Regardless, you’re not allowed that kind of cereal.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: This rule is new.
Me: Ten years old.
Ducky: Dang.
Me: You can only have certain cereals. Some are bad for you.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: That’s a rule?
Me: Yup.
Ducky: How about eating cereal in bed? That seems against the rules.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: That’s more of a societal norm.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Looks like society is breaking down. Perhaps we can toast the end of civilization with some unapproved cereals.
Me: ‘Fraid not. Don’t want you to get sick.
Ducky: …
Me:…
Ducky: Treats don’t make me sick.
Me: No. No they don’t. Maybe we should get you one of those.
Ducky: In a bowl with milk?
Me: …
Ducky: Rule or societal norm?
Me: Just weird.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
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Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Psst. Hey, Lady.

Me: Leave her alone Ducky. She’s not going to give you any cereal.

Ducky: Can see into the future now, Daddy? 

Me: Generally, no. In this case, yes.

Ducky: I think I would have noticed by now if you were clairvoyant. I’ve known you for over two years.

Me: Ten.

Ducky:

Me: Time flies when you have no sense of it.

Ducky: That’s a myth.

Me: Regardless, you’re not allowed that kind of cereal.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: This rule is new.

Me: Ten years old.

Ducky: Dang.

Me: You can only have certain cereals. Some are bad for you.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That’s a rule?

Me: Yup.

Ducky: How about eating cereal in bed? That seems against the rules.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: That’s more of a societal norm.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Looks like society is breaking down. Perhaps we can toast the end of civilization with some unapproved cereals.

Me: ‘Fraid not. Don’t want you to get sick.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Treats don’t make me sick.

Me: No. No they don’t. Maybe we should get you one of those.

Ducky: In a bowl with milk?

Me:

Ducky: Rule or societal norm?

Me: Just weird.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

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Ag

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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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: She’s not going to give you any.
Ducky: Shush.
Me: You can’t have ice cream.
Ducky: This doesn’t concern you. 
Me: Stare at her all you want. You’re not getting ice cream.
Ducky: I’m not staring. We’re communicating. I’m conveying my desire for ice cream and she is considering how much to give me.
Me: Looks a lot like staring.
Ducky: To the layman.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: She doesn’t seem to be giving you ice cream.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: She might be stupid.
Me: Hey!
Ducky: Am I not making it clear that I would like ice cream?
Me: I could tell. She probably can too. She is just choosing to not give you any.
Ducky: If that was true it would mean she was a very cruel lady. You may want to think such horrible things about The Lady. I do not.
Me: …
Ducky: I choose to think she is stupid.
Me: How nice of you.
Ducky: Thank you.
Me: That was sarcasm.
Ducky: So was my “thank you.”
Me: …
Ducky: The stupid seems to be spreading in this house.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Hungry grumpies, Ducky?
Ducky: Maybe a bit. She’s almost done with the ice cream.
Me: Yeah. Would you like one of your treats?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: That’s a stupid question.
Me: …
Ducky: See? That was a call back. Three is f…
Me: Yes. Very clever. I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Me: She’s not going to give you any.

Ducky: Shush.

Me: You can’t have ice cream.

Ducky: This doesn’t concern you. 

Me: Stare at her all you want. You’re not getting ice cream.

Ducky: I’m not staring. We’re communicating. I’m conveying my desire for ice cream and she is considering how much to give me.

Me: Looks a lot like staring.

Ducky: To the layman.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: She doesn’t seem to be giving you ice cream.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: She might be stupid.

Me: Hey!

Ducky: Am I not making it clear that I would like ice cream?

Me: I could tell. She probably can too. She is just choosing to not give you any.

Ducky: If that was true it would mean she was a very cruel lady. You may want to think such horrible things about The Lady. I do not.

Me:

Ducky: I choose to think she is stupid.

Me: How nice of you.

Ducky: Thank you.

Me: That was sarcasm.

Ducky: So was my “thank you.”

Me:

Ducky: The stupid seems to be spreading in this house.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Hungry grumpies, Ducky?

Ducky: Maybe a bit. She’s almost done with the ice cream.

Me: Yeah. Would you like one of your treats?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That’s a stupid question.

Me: …

Ducky: See? That was a call back. Three is f…

Me: Yes. Very clever. I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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New Ducky posts every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. ET!

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

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Missed you.
Me: Missed you too, Ducky.
Ducky: You were gone for like, an hour.
Me: A week.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: That’s longer, right?
Me: Significantly.
Ducky: I usually overestimate. Thought I’d try to lowball it this time. Glad you’re home.
Me: Glad to be home.
Ducky: Where did you go?
Me: We went to run one of our races.
Ducky: How far?
Me: The race was over 13 miles.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: And how far away was it?
Me: Oh, it was about a five hour plane ride.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: You flew five hours to go for a 13 mile walk? 
Me: Yeah. And add in the drives to and from the airports it was about twelve hours travel time total.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: So the next time you say you don’t feel like taking me for a walk I can like, bite your face, right?
Me: I wish you wouldn’t. But point taken.
Ducky: Okay. I love you, Daddy.
Me: I love you, Du…
Ducky: Anyone feel like going for a walk?!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Okay. I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
"Well That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist" is now available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon! 

wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: Missed you.

Me: Missed you too, Ducky.

Ducky: You were gone for like, an hour.

Me: A week.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That’s longer, right?

Me: Significantly.

Ducky: I usually overestimate. Thought I’d try to lowball it this time. Glad you’re home.

Me: Glad to be home.

Ducky: Where did you go?

Me: We went to run one of our races.

Ducky: How far?

Me: The race was over 13 miles.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: And how far away was it?

Me: Oh, it was about a five hour plane ride.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: You flew five hours to go for a 13 mile walk? 

Me: Yeah. And add in the drives to and from the airports it was about twelve hours travel time total.

Ducky: …

Me:

Ducky: So the next time you say you don’t feel like taking me for a walk I can like, bite your face, right?

Me: I wish you wouldn’t. But point taken.

Ducky: Okay. I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Du…

Ducky: Anyone feel like going for a walk?!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Okay. I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

"Well That’s Just Ducky! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist" is now available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon! 

wellthatsjustducky:

"Well That’s Just That Great! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist" is now available to order through Amazon in trade paperback and Kindle editions and directly from us via our CreateSpace site! Choose the site that offers the best value and convenience for you!
1. Through our dedicated “CreateSpace” site. The best part of this site is it allows me to offer discount codes. To celebrate the launch of the book I am offering a 25% discount on all orders through CreateSpace through the end of November! Just enter code HMU2WXFU at check out! 
2. Through Amazon.com. Probably the most convenient way to find and order the book, but I have no control over pricing there and no ability to offer discount codes. That doesn’t mean it won’t be cheaper there than at CreateSpace though. Amazon decides to put things on sale for its own reasons so they might discount it below what I am able to do at CreateSpace. Also, if you are ordering other things through Amazon at the same time, you may be able to save on shipping in ways that you can’t through the CreateSpace site. And if you buy the paperback version of the book through Amazon, I have authorized them to allow you to download the Kindle version for free! So if you want both a physical and digital copy of the book, this may be the best option for you. But if you just want the Kindle version…
3. Through the Kindle store. This will certainly be the most cost effective way to get your hands on the work. Amazon may also choose to discount this version at times.
Thank you again, everyone. If you get it, let us know what you think! And if you like it enough to post a review on Amazon that would be amazing!
Love you! Thank you for making this dream come true!
Ag (with Ducky)

wellthatsjustducky:

"Well That’s Just That Great! A Dog Is Man’s Best Therapist" is now available to order through Amazon in trade paperback and Kindle editions and directly from us via our CreateSpace site! Choose the site that offers the best value and convenience for you!

1. Through our dedicated “CreateSpace” site. The best part of this site is it allows me to offer discount codes. To celebrate the launch of the book I am offering a 25% discount on all orders through CreateSpace through the end of November! Just enter code HMU2WXFU at check out! 

2. Through Amazon.com. Probably the most convenient way to find and order the book, but I have no control over pricing there and no ability to offer discount codes. That doesn’t mean it won’t be cheaper there than at CreateSpace though. Amazon decides to put things on sale for its own reasons so they might discount it below what I am able to do at CreateSpace. Also, if you are ordering other things through Amazon at the same time, you may be able to save on shipping in ways that you can’t through the CreateSpace site. And if you buy the paperback version of the book through Amazon, I have authorized them to allow you to download the Kindle version for free! So if you want both a physical and digital copy of the book, this may be the best option for you. But if you just want the Kindle version…

3. Through the Kindle store. This will certainly be the most cost effective way to get your hands on the work. Amazon may also choose to discount this version at times.

Thank you again, everyone. If you get it, let us know what you think! And if you like it enough to post a review on Amazon that would be amazing!

Love you! Thank you for making this dream come true!

Ag (with Ducky)

There will be LOTS of news this week as we prepare to release the book for wide availability on Monday, November 4th. If you aren’t yet following "Well, That’s Just Ducky!" now is the time!