Little Napoleon

Who would have thought that little Pearl – the smallest and shyest duck to pop out of the box – would become such a take-charge bird. CPT A calls her Little Napoleon. She shows no fear with the chickens, and yesterday, she charged the cat! Even on Ginger’s lap, she asserts her dominance, claiming the best spot for herself.

It’s not that she’s mean. She isn’t. She just has a very firm idea of her place in the world. And her idea is that she’s at the top.

Our concerns about the ducks integrating with the rest of the backyard flock are quickly evaporating. Pearl will make sure they do just fine.

From the dining room table, inside because it’s too hot to garden,

Mrs. Smythe