Saturday, June 20, 2009

and two more makes four...

somehow we went from no pets to 4 pets in a matter of a few days...


i must say, the kids are loving it. i have become rather fond of our little ducklings as well. names are still up for debate. lucy has allowed her brothers to have their names for the chicks if one of the ducks can be sally. finn is insisting on donald and daisy. i suggested ping, but have yet to get any takers. and jack is still thinking about it. jack has actually really taken to having pets. he checks on them constantly, changes their water repeatedly throughout the day, cleans their dishes and generally just hangs out with them. i think it has been a very good lesson in responsibility for him. we'll see if the charm wears off anytime soon...

3 comments:

becca said...

so, just wondering... using pete's pet philosophy, what purpose do the duckies serve (other than being so A-dorable!)? i can't imagine duck eggs - yikes.

jack, lucy and finn said...

ducks too lay eggs that are apparently wonderful for baking since they are much richer (and higher in fat) than chicken eggs. you see them for sale a lot at the farmer's market and whole foods. for more info about eggs check out this site...
http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t--187/types-of-eggs.asp
so, technically, that could be their usefulness, although i was just sold on their cuteness...

becca said...

ok, i have officially been schooled in the extensive use of duck eggs- who knew? i can't wait to see what you whip up with our duck eggs, especially with all your mad baking skills (i found a killer scone recipe - right up your alley)... but i agree, purpose or not, the cute factor is off the charts.