Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Fog of War

You can imagine, Sunday Mass at Mission #1 said and there you are, relaxing on the back porch with a cup of coffee and reading war reports out of Bakhmut. All well and good until a beating and pounding against your fence breaks the stillness.

What?!? Lo and behold, a loose dog was going hard against one of Eduardo's exotic ducks. Now, I'm not a betting man but odds on the dog and devil take the hindmost, eh? Not so fast, punters. Three minutes into the contest and the duck had not only driven off the dog but flown back into the safety of its compound.

Typical Duck/Dog Fight

There it was, wings splayed in fight-mode, strutting amongst its fellow ducks while the dog sat in the front yard of Elrond's Elf Lodge, aka The Florist's, ignominious defeat seemingly forgotten. I couldn't help but think Blue would've made a better show, but he's old now and didn't notice, being deaf and blind.

Excitement over, it was time to drive through mystical fog to the lake for Mass #2, and there you have it. Draw the moral as you will, not least, don't put all your money on the dogs.

Your Friend,



Infidel de Manahatta said...

Ducks are evil. Granted not as evil as geese, but still evil.

Dad of Six said...

Hooray for the duck! Could there be a deeper lesson for those of us in the non-jabbed population? Keep fighting back and sooner or later we'll be victorious.

Adrienne said...

Having rescued a few Canada geese, I'm here to tell you they are STRONG. A goose expert warned me to stay safe from the elbow of these critters since they can knock you cold. I understand ducks can be pretty evil, too.

LSP said...

They say, Infidel, that SWANS are even worse. They belong to the late Queen, I hesitate to say our new King. Let's see how that works out.

LSP said...

Now that, DOS, is a very good take.

Speaking of which, I'm a non-vaxxed pureblood and it was awkward for a while because you couldn't fly anywhere. But you know what, I hesitate to be an unpaid Pfizer guinea pig.

That in mind, well done duck. I was surprised it beat the dog.

LSP said...

I've never dared wrangle a goose, Adrienne, but I've heard they can take you out. Now the old Blue would've gone in there with more ferocity than the lab/retriever (?) mix but still, it would've been a close run thing.