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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Donegan Got a New Play House!

Just in time for warmer weather :) (from Tractor Supply)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Autism Awareness Ducks

I finally got the Autism Awareness tattoo I designed done!  Yay!  (click pic to enlarge)


Monday, March 12, 2012

Duck Cursor

This is the cursor on my computer! They have a lot more duck cursors to choose from... and a lot of them are animated. You can get one by downloading Cursor Mania.

Disneyland Souvenirs

I have a non official "mama duck" collection going here... and I ran across these at the Lego store in Downtown Disney. hehe



My son also got a Donald Duck whistle...


Disneyland was CRAWLING with ducks. I've never seen so many! And they ALLLLL wanted to come home with me. ;D

My son calls all the mallard drakes "Frank"... every one of them.



Donegan's first bath after the Disneyland vacation... and boy was he relieved!
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Week 7 Update

I'm running a week behind. We went to Disneyland for four days. Donegan was a great hotel guest! But he's happy to be home. I have a lot of catching up to do after the vacation and my family battling the stomach flu (yuck!), so I'll just leave you with a few 7 week old pics. As you can see, he still has baby fuzz on his head, but he's getting the pretty blue/green feathers in on his wings!

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Donegan's Weekly Growth Comparison Photo: Seven Weeks Old

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

First Timer

My first sculpture... work in progress.

I'll never look at Donegan the same... lol

Couple things...

Donegan is nearing 7 weeks old.
I couldn't keep up with his feed consumption, so I bough this "Bistro" Feeder from Tractor Supply.

Made my life easier!  I also finally found a good pellet feed!  So I mixed half pellets and half crumbles to give to him yesterday.  When he finishes his feeder's worth, it's all pellets from there on out.

Additionally, I introduced grit (without oyster shell) now that he has a more solid food to digest.  You can find this at most any feed store and a small bag will last you forever.

He is tall now, so I also placed a new water container in his cage.  It allows him to dunk his head in and clean his eyes and nose... very important!  He loves to place the pellets in the water and search for them.  I have these jars available to customize with your duck portraits on my facebook page:!/KatiesPaintedGlassware
So far I haven't found anything better to use for indoor ducks.  With the heavy weight, I have yet to see any spills.  Here are a couple I custom painted for Skeeter The Duck:

He's officially grown out of the diaper harness I made (previous posts), so I'll be back at the sewing machine today.  He is a really big boy!  Still has growing to do and he's already bigger than Cheyenne was full grown.


Took suggestions from fellow pet duck owners on good duck noms, and this one was a majority leader.  Spaghetti!
Donegan gets his first bites of it...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Week Six Update

Hooray for less poop! Donegan's feathers are coming in nicely, so he is poopin less. lol Getting to be quite the handsome fellow, though I do prefer the dark green plumage. Not an ounce of green shimmer on his head yet! Monday we're taking him to disneyland. No, not in the park, as much as I wish I could :D As I've said before, having a pet duck is a huge commitment and they just don't thrive like fish or dogs if you leave them for the weekend. This is no joke :) You want a companion... you got one! I'm waiting for him to grow a bit more before I start sewing more diapers. I adjusted the pattern a bit and added an adjustable strap down the back and I finally found my poly-cotton waterproof duck canvas. Yes, it's called duck canvas. Hooray for irony!
I'm doubling the size of his cage when we get home from Disneyland. Other than that, nothing new in regards to him.
As for me, though, I have a tattoo appointment set for March 16th. My son has Autism and I, myself, have Aspergers. We spend a lot of time beating the odds and stereotypes, and spreading awareness. So I really wanted an Autism awareness tattoo because it is such a big part of our lives (and we couldn't be happier, let me tell you). But I want a duck tattoo, too :( DING DING DING! Mesh them together! So I have this pic on my facebook profile, but I think the ducks are hideous.

So I drew my own. The colors will be in more detail and the words made to look like grass, but here it is. I'm putting it on the inside of my forearm. The man who is going to do my tattoo told me he has a granddaughter with Autism. It makes it that much better to have someone do it that has a true understanding.

And I leave you with more six week old pics of Donegan (click to enlarge)
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Donegan's Weekly Growth Comparison Photo: Six Weeks Old

Go HERE for more growth comparison pics.