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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blue wings for Doris

We lost Doris over the holiday. She was an old duck, the mother of the other ducks collectively known as The Bottomtums.

I buried her in the pumpkin patch after laying her out for the others to view. She'll feed the worms and grubs now and her fowl clan will graze above her. They did not mourn and accepted her death as part of the lapse of a day. Good role models for me, I'd say.

I gave Doris beautiful blue wings and new shoes to go about her next journey.
Farewell,Doris! You were a very good duck!


Susan Moorhead said...

Catching up on your blog. Sorry to hear about Doris. A lovely send off. It is so important to have a proper farewell and you do it well.
Wishes for a wonderful New Year for all of you and yours.

Art From The heart said...

Oh sweet parting,so sorry.
We had two ducks for years, Matt & Lucky,loved the sweet souls.
I'm a new follower. What a marvelous blog and a talented artist you are......so happy to find you.

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