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Old 06-09-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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I can't believe this has been turned into a man/woman argument.

Oleg Bach make that parental instincts. There are both maternal and paternal instincts.

Lots of men and women in this real life show: Animal Cops: Animal Planet
Was not me who turned this into a man- woman argument. It was a previous writer who insinuated that if both cops were males that the rescue would not have taken place. It was a sexist statement that I found mildly offensive. One of the reasons I suggested that males can be just as motherly as females comes from my own human experience. One of my younger brothers had a wife who was about as motherly as a brick. Getting back on point- I enjoy the way the mother duck trusts the human beings....and the fact that she is intelligent enough to ask for help seeing she does not have the natural tools --- things such as arms and hands.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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God, what a wonderful story. Brought a tear to my eye. I love animals, my Son and I rescue feral cats and kittens and find them homes. A couple of weeks ago my Son came home with 7 ducklings that were in the wall of his office, they were evidently just born and something must have happened to the Mom.

He kept them in his bathroom for a couple of days and we fed them baby food with a spoon, and finally found a farm where the owners take in ducks and raise them. They have a pond and predator safe pens for them, so they should have a nice life.

Here is a picture of them while we had them.

Don




Here is the last litter of kittens and their Mom that we rescued. Hated to see them go, they were so cute.

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Old 06-09-2013, 11:39 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Was not me who turned this into a man- woman argument. It was a previous writer who insinuated that if both cops were males that the rescue would not have taken place. It was a sexist statement that I found mildly offensive. One of the reasons I suggested that males can be just as motherly as females comes from my own human experience. One of my younger brothers had a wife who was about as motherly as a brick. Getting back on point- I enjoy the way the mother duck trusts the human beings....and the fact that she is intelligent enough to ask for help seeing she does not have the natural tools --- things such as arms and hands.
Dude, I didn't say you did. I was supporting your statement.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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God, what a wonderful story. Brought a tear to my eye. I love animals, my Son and I rescue feral cats and kittens and find them homes. A couple of weeks ago my Son came home with 7 ducklings that were in the wall of his office, they were evidently just born and something must have happened to the Mom.

He kept them in his bathroom for a couple of days and we fed them baby food with a spoon, and finally found a farm where the owners take in ducks and raise them. They have a pond and predator safe pens for them, so they should have a nice life.

Here is a picture of them while we had them.

Don


Here is the last litter of kittens and their Mom that we rescued. Hated to see them go, they were so cute.
Pretty duckies and kitties! Big hugs for rescuing all the critters!

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Old 06-09-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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It certainly is...until
Yes, I should have known it was too good to be true.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: In The South
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What a great story. Love that they got rescued! That was a lot of babies, too!!

The other vid is awesome, too, the way they cops just stopped their chase to help the duck. '

Thanks for the smiles!
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:32 PM
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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DUDE...I always imagine a sleepy kid with hippy parents when I hear that word...Just put up a bird feeder out back...I really love to watch the way sparrows communicate. When they are eating they call out to each other - "This is real good food"....or when a few of them arrive and are apprehensive..^They always send out the brave scout bird to go first...then he calls out and tells them it's safe....funny how the brave bird stuffs his face first - then with his beak he pushes some of the bird feed out of the tray so it falls on the ground...then the other fly in...Some people don't like sparrows but they are one of my favorite birds...They laugh and carry on even on the most gloomy days.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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God, what a wonderful story. Brought a tear to my eye. I love animals, my Son and I rescue feral cats and kittens and find them homes. A couple of weeks ago my Son came home with 7 ducklings that were in the wall of his office, they were evidently just born and something must have happened to the Mom.

He kept them in his bathroom for a couple of days and we fed them baby food with a spoon, and finally found a farm where the owners take in ducks and raise them. They have a pond and predator safe pens for them, so they should have a nice life.

Here is a picture of them while we had them.

Don




Here is the last litter of kittens and their Mom that we rescued. Hated to see them go, they were so cute.
Nice to know there's good people in the world! Ducklings are adorable and so are the kitties! I had a tabby, lived to be 15 1/2, a spoiled rotten tabby of course.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Thank you for posting, such a sweet story! So cute when all the little ducklings made a bee line for mom when they hit the water.
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