The Little Duckling That almost didn't make it.

Friday I was helping my sister move into her new house. We help loading U-Haul truck with more than one load, And drove it to the new house 2 miles away. Only the heavy stuff! Little did we know, there was a small life and death situation going on under our nose. . .


On the final U-Haul trip, we unloaded the truck and sat down to relax. My sister wanted to check on the ducklings she had recently bought. She was keeping them in a box in the laundry room, under the carport. She found that someone had put a large water bucket in the box with the little ducks, with their food. One of the ducklings had fallen into the water bucket and could not get out. He had been treading water to survive for who knows how long, maybe all day. (ducklings that are incubated can't float until after their feathers grow in) It looked like we could have been to late.


The duckling was beyond exhausted and at the point of death. Another minute and he could have drowned. He was so weak that when I tried to pet his head with my finger, he fell over and could not stand back up without help. And he would not eat. We needed a plan.


My sister dried him off with a towel and a hair dryer. I thought he might die anyway, but before I left, He was walking around in a shoebox and making little duck sounds. aparently, there was more to this little duck than meets the eye.


A few days later I texted my sister and she said that the duckling was fine now. He will probably end up being the strongest duck in the world.


He never quit, and we didn't give up on him either. But we were very sorry that we had made a mistake that put him in danger.


Don't ever quit!


Do you have anyone in your life who never give up on you? Is there a friend or family member in your life who you would never give up on?


Why don't you send them a gift to let them know that you won't make the mistake of not honoring your relationship?


I can draw a caricature of your friend or family member which I think is an awesome gift.


P.S. If you would like to see a photo of the little ducklings, send me an email at with the words little duckling in the subject line.


Thanks and have a great day!



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