Ugh! So, back in the good old days (3 months ago) the ducks would get let out promptly at 7:30, go hang out at the pond, and come back almost exactly at 3:40 every day for dinner. The past few months , they have to be called up the hill for dinner, otherwise they will stay there. Well, today I called them for a whole hour and they wouldn't come back. I decided I better go down to investigate and find the neighbors 2 dogs down there. On of them ran off, and the other that used to hang out at our house stayed to visit. Well, usually the ducks would just follow me as long as I have food, but they were scared to death of Max, even though they are fine around my dogs. So I locked him in the pasture, but they still would only come three feet out of the water to eat. I finally got someone to herd them from behind while I lead them after, about 45 minutes, but they immediately scattered. It was getting dark, so I just left them. I was SO fusterated, I could have cried. I tried to act I didn't care if the coyotes got them, but honestly, I am really attached to them, not to mention how much they cost. I guess their other dog might have been chasing them, but I know Max wouldn't do that. None of them seemed hurt though. I will try again to get them tomorrow....fun. *Sigh* Ok, rant over. I feel a little better now.