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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/girl-forms-unbreakable-bond-with-her-pet-duck/

 

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I actually don't find it all that cute. Sure, the girl is cute and so his her, I think, Peking duck named Snowflake. But there is just SO much wrong with this.

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Thank you so much for posting this link, @Arztwolf! :) I actually really like it and got some smiles out of the pictures and stories, because I almost kept my Blue Runner (who was very attached to me at the time) as a house duck, diaper and all. They're actually more common than what most are aware of, and there's even a thread devoted to nothing but house ducks here on BYC. What a lucky little girl to be blessed with a wonderful friend for life. :D

 

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Awww that is such a cute story! I can relate to that little girl a bit because I have a house chicken named Jill who I love to bits. (But unlike that duck, Jill doesn't come anywhere with me. lol.png )
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Thank you so much for posting this link, @Arztwolf! :) I actually really like it and got some smiles out of the pictures and stories, because I almost kept my Blue Runner (who was very attached to me at the time) as a house duck, diaper and all. They're actually more common than what most are aware of, and there's even a thread devoted to nothing but house ducks here on BYC. What a lucky little girl to be blessed with a wonderful friend for life. :D

 

-Alex

I think its precious!   People love their ducks, chickens, turkeys, etc.   It doesn't matter.   I guess some think that because Snowflake is only a duck, not your common house pet, that it may be strange.   I personally, love it!   That little girl is adorable.  Thanks for the story.

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I think its precious!   People love their ducks, chickens, turkeys, etc.   It doesn't matter.   I guess some think that because Snowflake is only a duck, not your common house pet, that it may be strange.   I personally, love it!   That little girl is adorable.  Thanks for the story.

:thumbsup Couldn't agree more!

 

-Alex

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   I'm thinking at some point she will outgrow him and he will take it a lot harder than she will.:(

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   I'm thinking at some point she will outgrow him and he will take it a lot harder than she will.:(

 

That's what made it not so cute to me. It's cute right now, but we know how quickly little kids get tired of things (living and not).

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It is cute, but it does make me sad because her school isn't going to allow a duck. Does the poor duck have any duck friends? Will he be able to socialize with other ducks? It makes me wonder about his future.

(it may be obvious, but I know nothing about ducks)

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It is cute, but it does make me sad because her school isn't going to allow a duck. Does the poor duck have any duck friends? Will he be able to socialize with other ducks? It makes me wonder about his future.
(it may be obvious, but I know nothing about ducks)
I think that as long as the family spends lots of time with him, he should be fine without duck companionship. ☺ In fact, had she had another one of his kind as a playmate for him, he wouldn't have imprinted solely on her but rather the other duck. Having one duck at a time (provided you are able to fulfill the commitment of taking it places with you) actually is the way to go if you want a loving, loyal pet. Good question! ☺

-Alex

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