Glad to hear about the kitty Laurie
Well, I was supposed to be on duck duty this morning but because of the horrible weather, I even left early, I was just about late. So, I'm taking my lunch early, 10:30, so I can do duck duty.
I'll explain a little about "duck duty." I work in what is called the "Uptown Galleria" area of Houston. You could almost call it a sort of sub-downtown. Well, in the middle of the 3 building complex where I work there are 3 huge ponds where some ducks and geese have taken up residence. It's actually very beautiful out here; big trees and grass lawns.
Well, it's become very overcrowded because a lot of the ducks and geese are not here by choice. People who decide that it would be cute to have ducks/geese as pets get tired of them and dump them here at the ponds. So, because of the overcrowding they have started to go further out in search for food. However it is very dangerous if the ducks wander too far because then they run into busy streets.
So myself and 2 other ladies have become their "care takers." I basically just keep an eye out on them to make sure they seem healthy and that none are injured. One of the ladies regularly feeds them corn to keep them fed so that they don't go foraging out of the area for food. The 2 of them also take home any that are injured for rehabilitation. They are both very educated in regards to birds.
Well the lady who regularly feeds them went on vacation and asked me to feed them for her. So I bought a 40 lb bag of corn, so I could do the feedings. Well, because of the weather this morning I couldn't get here in time to feed them and they were all waiting for her in their little groups to be fed. I felt so bad but I'll be taking my lunch at 10:30 so hopefully they wont be too confused.
We have been having all sorts of yucky weather since the weekend and it's supposed to continue into this weekend. Enough already! I'm ready for some sunshine
I've got all my Halloween decorations out and I can't wait for the trick-or-treaters!