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Pekin Duck

This is our family duck. Well, actually, she's kind of the nieghborhood mascot in a way.
You see, it was February of 2009, when I looked out of my window and saw 3 ducks waddling around across the street. At first I figured they belonged to the people that live across from us, seeing as how that's where they were hanging out. After a while, my mom asked them if the ducks were theirs and they said no. One lady told my mom that the ducks must have belonged to someone who moved, and just left them there. She also said that after a while of them being in her neighborhood, she went to the courthouse and had a law passed saying that noone could harm the ducks in any way, and that noone could take them away, or force them out of the area. The ducks never left our neighborhood. for about a year, my family and the family across the street took care of them by giving them food and a bucket of water to drink/ play in. The ducks soon became part of our family. Unfortunately 2 of the 3 ducks have been taken away from us due to well...not getting out of the street on time. The one remaining duck is still here. She has been through alot of tough stuff from; watching here fellow companions pass away, and she is suffering from a hurt foot. Her leg is somewhat twisted so her foot is turned inward. Even with that bum leg, she still manages to waddle back and fourth every single day from our house, to the house across the street for food and water. We recently brought a small baby pool for her that is always full of water. She loves it! We give her plenty of food and care. I guess in a way, you could say SHE adopted US. She has one of the loudest quacks I have ever heard! Sometimes, she is even my alarm clock(: She has been here for over a year now, and we love her like she is our own.