Maggie pet duck

Maggie is our Pet Duck. What’s it like to have a pet duck? Like a dog with feathers. A dog that can fly. But other wise rules the household, is always hungry, likes to cuddle up and has her own cushion that she doesn’t want any one else sleeping on. (That means you cat!)

We discover that Ducks are Empathic at PumpjackPiddlewick

We discovered ducks are empathic when our Maggie was just a young duck. As an imprinted duck, and our first duck, she had rule of our home. Yes, she lived inside with us. She truly believed I was her mother, so to separate her from me would have been cruel.Read More →

Maggie and George our bickering couple at PumpjackPiddlewick

Maggie and George remind me of one of those married couples on tv sitcoms, like All in the Family, Married with Children or The Simpsons… except they are ducks. George could be Sylvester Stallones’ Rocky incarnate. Not a lot going on upstairs, but his heart is fierce and in theRead More →

Cat carriers are not just for cats at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever given a thought about the humble cat carrier? Thought not. Most people don’t give it a glance until it gets called into play to take their cat to the vet. If the cat carrier had a conscience, it would feel pretty miserable about itself. But cat carriersRead More →

Maggie, our pet duck, came to visit again this morning. When the sun is shining she comes off her nest for an hour, comes to the bottom of the stairs, calls out for me and we go searching for worms. She knows exactly where to go for the worms, ourRead More →