The Tragic Duck Story

This is a story out a duck names Fred. Fred lived next door with her family of humans to a friend of mine. Fred was a good little duck. She never bothered a soul, just minded her own business going to and fro in her fenced in back yard.

Fred spend her days basking in the warmth of the sun on her back porch, on rainy days swimming in the rain filled back yard, and chatting with the other neighborhood animals about all the gossip and ongoings of the humans they lived with.

One bright, clear day Fred and her human went to the pond at a nearby park. Next to the park was a field, where a donkey named Gabby lived. Gabby was a nice enough little donkey, but she could be very bossy and did not like others getting too close to her field for fear they would try to take some of her delicious, sweet grass.

Fred’s human thought that Fred might like to chat with Gabby since it had been a while since they had seen each other so she picked up Fred and sauntered up to the barbed fence.

Gabby, however, was not happy at all to see Fred because the last time she saw Fred, Fred had told her she was looking a little thick around the middle and she should maybe consider laying off the sugar cubes and eating more oats.

When Gabby saw Fred at the fence she hee’d and haw’d as loud as she could. Fred was startled and tried to fly away but her human was holding on to her too tightly and when she went to fly away….she broke her neck. Yes, she broke her neck.

Gabby, feeling terrible at causing the death of such a nice little duck tried to console Fred’s human, but to no avail. Fred’s human was unconsolable.

Later that day, all the animals in the neighborhood were notified about the tragic events. A memorial was held and Fred was laid to rest. A memorial was put atop of grave to remember the nice little duck who basked in the warmth of the sun.

*This is based on a true story however some liberties were taken. I wanted to share it because I thought it was funny in an odd way because who has ever heard of a duck dying from breaking her neck while trying to escape a donkey that was hee hawing at it?

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