"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Return of the Mighty Ducks

You may recall that last year Mr. and Mrs. duck chose our pond as spring training ground for their budding nine member team. Well, okay, we aren't on Long Island, but our team is back for another sensational season. Only this time, we not only have a full team but one in reserve. That's our clean-up hitter. We're calling him 'Birdie Bonds'. Over all, things are looking great, practice is going well, and we've even managed to keep the Cabrarator in check. She does tend to gravitate toward expired specimens, though, so perhaps we needn't be so concerned.

Interestingly enough, last year the team didn't make their appearance until early June. The only logical reason I can come up with for the early appearance is the snow. You know, long, dark, frozen nights with nothing else to do but trek uphill to the bird feeder and back. At any rate, looks like the resulting starting lineup is a good one. S0, Let's Play Ball!!! Be right back, y'all...I'll just go get the Peanuts.


Kathryn and Ari said...

Birdie Bonds? Keep an eye on him for doping behaviors: there's nothing worse than a juiced-up duckling. Can you imagine the carnage?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! That's quite a large brood there!