Well, That's Just Great
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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Ducky is observant. And selfless.

wellthatsjustducky:

A post from two years ago on Fathers Day 
Me: You look pensive.
Ducky: …
Me: It means…
Ducky: I know what it means. Pensive doggies don’t always respond quickly.
Me: Because they’re being pensive?
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Yes.
Me: What are you thinking about?
Ducky: Phenobarbital.
Me: …
Ducky: It’s the drug that…
Me: I know what it is. It’s the drug you take. It keeps you from having seizures.
Ducky: I thought so. But I heard that it is also how they put sick doggies down.
Me: Yeah. It’s that too.
Ducky: So how does it know to stop the seizures but not kill me?
Me: Doctor Robinson knows how much you need to keep you healthy. And I only give you that much.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: I’m glad the two of you are doing that. 
Me: Our pleasure.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Funny how something that can kill you can make actually make you healthier if you know how to deal with it.
Me: …
Ducky: And if you have folks looking out for you.
Me: …
Ducky: You’ve seemed pensive lately, Daddy.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Yeah. There’s a lot going on.
Ducky: Good stuff or bad stuff?
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Depends on how I deal with it, Duck.
Ducky: Good thing you have folks looking out for you too, huh?
Me: Yes it is, Duck. Yes it is.
Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. Thank for looking out for me.
Me: Thanks for looking out for me, Ducky. Love you.
Ducky: Love you too, Daddy.
Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

A post from two years ago on Fathers Day

Me: You look pensive.

Ducky:

Me: It means…

Ducky: I know what it means. Pensive doggies don’t always respond quickly.

Me: Because they’re being pensive?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Yes.

Me: What are you thinking about?

Ducky: Phenobarbital.

Me:

Ducky: It’s the drug that…

Me: I know what it is. It’s the drug you take. It keeps you from having seizures.

Ducky: I thought so. But I heard that it is also how they put sick doggies down.

Me: Yeah. It’s that too.

Ducky: So how does it know to stop the seizures but not kill me?

Me: Doctor Robinson knows how much you need to keep you healthy. And I only give you that much.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I’m glad the two of you are doing that. 

Me: Our pleasure.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Funny how something that can kill you can make actually make you healthier if you know how to deal with it.

Me:

Ducky: And if you have folks looking out for you.

Me:

Ducky: You’ve seemed pensive lately, Daddy.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Yeah. There’s a lot going on.

Ducky: Good stuff or bad stuff?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Depends on how I deal with it, Duck.

Ducky: Good thing you have folks looking out for you too, huh?

Me: Yes it is, Duck. Yes it is.

Ducky: Happy Daddies Day, Daddy. Thank for looking out for me.

Me: Thanks for looking out for me, Ducky. Love you.

Ducky: Love you too, Daddy.

Ag

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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Ag

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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Ag

The futon is back!

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Okay, Duck, it’s time to go h…
Ducky: Shh!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: We’ve got …
Ducky: Shhhh!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: On the hunt?
Ducky: Yes. Shhh!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Oh! I heard it too!
Ducky: SHHHH!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: What do you think it is?
Ducky: Kitty cat. Shhhh.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: Kitty cats don’t hang out in marshes.
Ducky: …
Me: …
Ducky: Amphibious kitty cats do.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: There’s no such thing as amphibious kitty cats.
Ducky: Yes there is They get in my yard when it rains.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: You mean frogs?
Ducky: Shh! Amphibious kitty cats jump real far if they hear you coming.
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy. Shhh!
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Ag

wellthatsjustducky:

Me: Okay, Duck, it’s time to go h…

Ducky: Shh!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: We’ve got …

Ducky: Shhhh!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: On the hunt?

Ducky: Yes. Shhh!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Oh! I heard it too!

Ducky: SHHHH!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: What do you think it is?

Ducky: Kitty cat. Shhhh.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Kitty cats don’t hang out in marshes.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Amphibious kitty cats do.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: There’s no such thing as amphibious kitty cats.

Ducky: Yes there is They get in my yard when it rains.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: You mean frogs?

Ducky: Shh! Amphibious kitty cats jump real far if they hear you coming.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy. Shhh!

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Ag

All week we’ve been posting some of our more popular posts along with a few personal favorites that we love that never quite found an audience. It’s a good week to introduce people to Ducky if you’d like to help spread the word!

Thanks, friends. We love you!

Ag & Ducky!

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
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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

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Last Sunday’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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