Sunday, March 26, 2017
That day, I was helping my friend Hillary move and when I came back later that afternoon, the ducks were still there. But 45 minutes later, when I went out to feed them, they were all gone -- simply vanished!
I, of course, checked all over the yard. Walked down the alley -- nothing. Finally got in my car, drove to the nearby lake, worried --- but didn't see any dead ducks on the busy streets --- didn't find her at all.
Waited today, all day, and they haven't come back.....
Mixed emotions here: worried about their safety, sad to see them gone, relieved that I don't have to transport them myself.
And then I think that Louise (mama duck) was at my back door that morning, proud mama surrounded by her babies, to say "goodbye" or perhaps "thanks for your hospitality" knowing she would be leaving that day....
(The above video was the last "picture" I took of them....)