Monday, February 25, 2013

Herding Ducks and Saving Pets

Hey, remember me?  I'm Merci, the short woofy.  I kinda get overlooked when the big guys are around.  But it's my turn to post today. 

* Yes, Buddy, I know it's not marked on the calendar, but you guys do not get 3 turns to each one of mine, like Sam claims.* 

I have a fun video of neglected ducks having fun in water for the first time. Have you ever see humans try to herd frightened, stampeding ducks? We think the humans need more practice, but all was well in the end.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We read this short article today and want to be sure to mention it.  Some humans are abusive to other humans, as well as to furries, and threaten the abused person's pet(s) to keep them from leaving.   There are some areas that have set up a program to foster pets while the abused human stays at a shelter and works on plans for the future.  We hope you will read Safety for Abuse Victims and Their Pets. You never know when someone you know - even a fellow blogger - might need this information.  And it could save lives - of a human and pet(s).

Paws for Courage  is a good resource for information.  You might even want to volunteer in some capacity.  


  1. Whoever that coined the phrase "as a duck takes to water" never met these ducks...well, at the initial stage anyway. :)

  2. Hello Merci!
    Nice to meet you, I'm Pippa!
    what sort of dog are you, you look very unique and pretty!
    Nice duckie video!
    Pippa :) woof

  3. What a great article. I had baby ducks several times during my life, and love them so much. People who abuse animals rate a special circle of hell, in my opinion.

  4. merci...we knead ta haza talk bout they burd burds, chciknz, fowl, ore like pterodactyl, they iz all:


    oh, N thanx for de links ta de other blogs...grate ree sources !!!

  5. We bet you can show the humans a few things
    Benny & Lily

  6. Those little ducks sure are cute!

  7. herding ducks - where is a good dog when you need one? :)

    We have a program like that here for people to get help for their animals in abusive situations....we hope more areas will try something like this

  8. We're so very glad our shelter has agreed to care for pets temporarily in abusive situations. And we're so honored to know the woman who came from our shelter and went to Kansas City's Rose Brooks Center - a shelter for battered women that just recently opened a wing where people in abusive situations can bring their pets along with them!

    We sure hope other cities begin to do the same....

    Your link to the article is wonderful, and thanks for telling us about Paws for courage!

  9. Awwww love how the ducks took to water eventually! Awwww it's a wonderful rescue and rehabilitation!

    Lovely Merci - all good things come in small packages! Yay! :-)

    These are important links too, thanks for sharing. Take care

  10. Duckie duckie Duckies!!!

    Hi Merci you look really cute.
    Thanks for sharing those links you never know when it might help someone.

  11. Thank you for sharing the information. You never know when someone may need some help.

  12. Mercy! we haven't seen you in ages. meow at those ducks.

  13. We wonder what is easier, herding ducks or hearding cats.

    Merci me.


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