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Me: I should probably get up.

Ducky: Is it dinner time?

Me: No.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Need to go potty?

Me: Nope.

Ducky:

Me: We’ve just been lying here a long time.

Ducky: We’ve been lying here a long time because it is pleasant.

Me: Correct.

Ducky: At the moment it seems no less pleasant than it has been.

Me: Also true.

Ducky: So in absence of food or going potty I see no benefit to getting up. Keep scratching me.

Me: I have work I need to do for my job though.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Work that is more pleasant than lying here?

Me: No.

Ducky:

Me: Work that will lead to food?

Ducky: Only when taking the long view.

Me:

Ducky: Keep scratching. When the food comes into close view, go ahead and get up.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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Me: Like your new octopus, Ducky?

Ducky: Sept-opus.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Because you’ve already ripped off one of its feet?

Ducky: “Sept” is Latin for seven.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: How did you know that?

Ducky: I’m very smart.

Me:

Ducky: And The Lady might have mentioned it.

Me: Ah.

Ducky: I figure it’ll be a Hex-opus any minute now.

Me: Down to six legs.

Ducky: Down to six legs, yes.

Me:

Ducky: And by the end of the day, when it has no legs left…

Me:

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Nada-pus.

Me:

Ducky: “Nada” means “nothing” in Latin.

Me: No. That’s Spanish.

Ducky: “Nada” means “Spanish” in Latin?

Me: No, “nada” means “nothing” in Spanish.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Verdad.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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Ag

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Me: Hey, Duck.

Ducky: Hey, Daddy.

Me: Comfy under there?

Ducky: Yup.

Me: You like being able to crawl under the bed, don’t you?

Ducky: Yup.

Me: Like a little Ducky cave.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Why have you taken this sudden interest in my Ducky cave?

Me: No reason.

Ducky:

Me: But we have been looking at other beds.

Ducky: Uh huh.

Me: Different styles.

Ducky: Uh huh.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: There’s this one style that has drawers underneath for storage.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Ducky storage?

Me: No. Clothing storage. Blanket storage. Stuff like that.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That sounds like it would impact leg room. 

Me: A bit. But maybe we could find a different den for you. Like maybe you could hang out in the closet.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Maybe you could store your stupid clothes on the bed and you and The Lady can hang out in the closet.

Me: So you’re saying you would prefer we keep this bed?

Ducky: That is what I am saying. Although if you kept this style I wouldn’t mind you bumping up to King.

Me: More leg room?

Ducky: More leg room.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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Me: Miss me, Duck?

Ducky: Shhh. Sleeping.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Well, I missed you.

Ducky: Good. Think of that next time you think about abandoning me for a year.

Me: Three nights.

Ducky: Shhh. Sleeping.

Me:

Ducky: Have fun on your floating house of bath terror?

Me: It was a nice cruise. But I missed you.

Ducky:

Me: Nice to be used as your pillow again.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I didn’t get much sleep while you were gone.

Me: I’m sorry. I heard the people next door were loud.

Ducky: The people next door were very loud.

Me: Sorry. I’m sure that made it hard to sleep.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I might have missed you too.

Me: Sorry, Duck. But I’m not going anywhere else for awhile.

Ducky: You’re going to stay here for now?

Me: Yup.

Ducky: Right here?

Me: Yup.

Ducky: Don’t need to get up and stretch your legs?

Me: Not for awhile, no.

Ducky: Then shhh! Sleeping.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy. 

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Ducky: You okay, Daddy?

Me: Uh huh.

Ducky: You sure?

Me: Yup.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Because that was really loud.

Me: Yes it was. This is a pretty big thunderstorm.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: It’s okay if you were scared.

Me: I know. You too.

Ducky: Me? Oh, I wasn’t scared.

Me:

Ducky: I just came over to make sure you were okay. Thought you might need a snuggle to make you feel safer.

Me:

Ducky: Because that was really loud.

Me:

Ducky: Disturbingly loud.

Me: Maybe I was a little scared.

Ducky: No need to be embarrassed.

Me: Thanks, Duck.

Ducky:

Me: Can you stay pressed up against me until the storm passes jus…

Ducky: Yes.

Me:

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Me: You’re on the bedspread, Ducky.

Ducky: I don’t know what that is.

Me: It’s the blanket that goes on top of the bed.

Ducky: Got it. Good to know.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Off please.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Off what?

Me: The bedspread.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Hey, I just learned what that word means!

Me: Yes you did. Off.

Ducky: It’s a blanket. Like the ones I lie on.

Me: Similar. But different.

Ducky: How so?

Me: You aren’t allowed to lie on the bedspread.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I just learned the definition of “bedspread” and I think you’ll find that is not clearly started in said definition.

Me: I don’t care. Off.

Ducky: How am I supposed to know the difference between blankets I can lie on and ones I can’t? 

Me: Well, you could listen to me when I tell you “off.”

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That seems arbitrary.

Me: Off!

Ducky: Why?

Me: I’m trying to make the bed. Off please.

Ducky: So this blanket or “bedspread” if you will, will end up on the bed?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Yes.

Ducky: But I’m not allowed up on the bed.

Me: No, you’re not.

Ducky: So why would I give up this blanket?

Me: Because I said so.

Ducky: Now that’s definitely arbitrary right there!

Me: Off.

Ducky: But the bedspread smells like you. And laying on it is like I’m laying with you.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Is that true or are you just saying it to get me to let you stay there?

Ducky: A little from column A, a little from column B.

Me:

Ducky: If you let me keep laying on it the bedspread will start to smell like me.

Me: That’s less of a selling point that you’d think.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ag 

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Ducky: That’s my food.

Me: Yes it is.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I don’t see how putting my food in zippy bags makes much sense. I can’t open zippy bags.

Me: I know.

Ducky: You know why?

Me: Yes. No thumbs.

Ducky: No thumbs!

Me: The Lady’s Sister has thumbs. That’s a prerequisite for watching you while we’re gone.

Ducky: You’re going somewhere?

Me: We’ve been packing all day. 

Ducky: Oh. I got distracted.

Me: By me putting your food in bags.

Ducky: By you putting my food in bags.

Me: I understand.

Ducky: Why put it in bags? Is The Lady’s Sister scoop averse?

Me: Not to the best of my knowledge, no. But this way I can make sure your medicine is dosed correctly for each day without her worrying about it. 

Ducky: Thanks.

Me: And I can make sure you get the right amount of food each day.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: But how do you know how hungry I’m going to be each day?

Me: I tend to assume you’re going to be very hungry.

Ducky: Good call.

Me: But still, the same amount each day.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: You don’t eat the same amount each day.

Me: No. And we’ve both seen the impact of that tendency.

Ducky: You seem happy?

Me:

Ducky: If I say heavy you’re not going to add any extra food in that baggie so I’m sticking with happy.

Me: Good call.

Ducky: I’m going to miss you.

Me: I’m going to miss you too, Duck. But we’ll be back soon. 

Ducky: Okay. Which day is that bag for?

Me: This is for Wednesday evening.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I have a feeling I’ll be a extra active that day. Better add a little bit more.

Me: Why are you going to be more active on Wednesday?

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I plan to miss you extra on Wednesday.

Me:

Ducky:

Me: A little extra for Wednesday.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy,

Me: I love you too, Ducky.

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Ducky: Hey, Daddy?

Me: Yes?

Ducky: Thhhhhhhppt!

Me: Almost done, Ducky.

Ducky: If you thought I was thirsty, I appreciate the thought. But water goes in the Ducky, not on the Ducky.

Me: Not this water.

Ducky: Ah. 

Me: You needed a bath. It’s been weeks.

Ducky: I see. I had not considered that. In that case allow me to reconsider.

Me:

Ducky: Upon further reflection, thhhhhhhppt, thhhhhhhppt!

Me: Almost done. I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: Thhhhhhhppt!

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Me: Ducky…

Ducky: Hi, Daddy!

Me: Ducky…

Ducky: I’m helping!

Me:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy?

Me: Yes, Ducky?

Ducky: What exactly am I helping you do?

Me: Well, I’m trying to do yoga.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Hey, Daddy, what exactly am I helping you do?

Me: Yoga is a kind of exercise. Basically stretching.

Ducky: Ah!

Me: But as it relates to your question, at the moment you aren’t exactly helping me do it at all.

Ducky:

Me: You kind of keep getting in the way.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: In my defense I’ve had limited training.

Me: None.

Ducky: No training. That’s right.

Me: I appreciate the thought, but…

Ducky: You got down of the floor. And started rolling around.

Me: Yes I did.

Ducky: Looked like it was in my wheelhouse. Thought I could bluff my way through.

Me: Understandable.

Ducky: And I heard talk of doggies.

Me: “Downward Dog” is a position, but …

Ducky: This mat is nice.

Me:

Ducky: Squooshy.

Me: Ducky…

Ducky: If this is exercise, shouldn’t you be moving more?

Me: Yes. Which is hard to do with you there.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: It really is a nice and squooshy mat.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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Ducky: This is ridiculous.

Me: Stop.

Ducky: "It’s not breakfast time yet, Ducky! It’s not dinner time yet, Ducky! You already had treats tonight, Ducky!" Whenever I’m hungry it never seems to be quite the right time. 

Me: Other than breakfast time, dinner time, and when you get extra tre…

Ducky: But the cat not only gets some magical extra meal, she gets it in the living room! And right in front of me!

Me: Technically you walked over after…

Ducky: Outrageous!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: The fact…

Ducky: "Outrageous!" I say!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: You done?

Ducky: When cats rule society is it really a society anymore?

Me: Wow.

Ducky: And I’m hungry.

Me: You already had dinner.

Ducky:

Me: Sorry. Scooter is taking a new medicine and she needs to take it on a full stomach so the Lady has needed to make some adjustments.

Ducky: Uh huh. And what about the fact that it’s in the living room?

Me: Scooter apparently prefers to eat it there.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Because?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Because she can tell it bugs you.

Ducky: Ah ha!

Me: Yeah. But it is what it is.

Ducky: Society, man. I’m telling you.

Me: How about I get you an extra treat?

Ducky: It’s a start.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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Me: Hey, Ducky…

Ducky: Pfft….

Me: Ducky…

Ducky: Meh-nen…

Me: Ducky..

Ducky: Okay. Sorry. Sleeping.

Me:

Ducky: What?

Me: It’s time to go in the bedroom. I’m going out.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: You woke me up to have me go in the bedroom?

Me: Yes. You go in the bedroom when we’re out.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: You know what I do when you’re out?

Me: Sleep.

Ducky: Sleep. You woke me up to have me go into another room to sleep.

Me: Correct.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I’m waking you up tonight and making you go into the bathroom.

Me: Going to happen anyway. I’m not as young as I used to be.

Ducky: I see what you did there.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Ducky: You turned off the hot.

Me: Sorry, Duck. I’m headed out so I have to turn off the heater.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: So you’re taking the cold with you?

Me: ‘Fraid, not, Ducky.

Ducky: Well then I believe I have spotted a fundamental flaw that you may have overlooked in your “Turn Off The Hot” plan.

Me: Sorry, Ducky.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: That flaw is that I am cold and I don’t believe you plan to take me with you.

Me: I figured that out on my own.

Ducky: Admitting your mistakes is a key step. Now turn the hot back on.

Me: I can’t do that. It’s not safe to leave the heater on while I’m gone. It could cause a fire.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Fire sounds warm.

Me: Yes, but it could burn down the house.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: So could the cat but you leave it on while you’re gone.

Me: There’s no way to turn off Scooter.

Ducky: I have a way. And it would help warm up this place.

Me: Oh, stop.

Ducky: It’s cold in here. Makes me grumpy.

Me: I know, Duck. I’m sorry. 

Ducky: I do not like the cold.

Me: I gathered.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Or the cat.

Me: I was already aware of both opinions.

Ducky: Come back soon and turn on the hot?

Me: As quick as I can.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

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Ducky: What did I do to cause you to treat me so cruelly, father?

Me: Stop it. We have visitors coming.

Ducky: And they insisted that you bathe me or they wouldn’t grace us with their presence?

Me: It wasn’t discussed. But you were a bit stinky.

Ducky: I didn’t notice anything.

Me: We often don’t notice our own stink.

Ducky: Is that why you haven’t taken a bath yet?

Me:

Ducky: See what I did there?

Me: Yes. Very funny.

Ducky:

Me: …

Ducky: Anything else about us we have to change before they arrive?

Me: I’m going to vacuum. Do a little dusting. Straighten up a bit. Put all your toys in one pile. I’ll put on pants.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Do you ever plan to invite these people back to meet us as opposed to these characters you are having us play?

Me: One day.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: If you didn’t wear pants they probably wouldn’t notice my stink.

Me: We’ll never know.

Ducky: I like us the way we are: stink oblivious, pantsless, and all.

Me: Me too, Ducky. 

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you too, Ducky.

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Ducky: More yoga?

Me: Trying.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Am I in the way?

Me: Yup.

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Should I move?

Me:

Ducky:

Me: Nope.

Ducky: Really?

Me: Yup. You make yoga better. If not always more effective.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

Me: I love you too, Ducky.

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Me: Only a few days left before Christmas, Ducky!

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: Kay.

Me: Only a few days left to get everything done!

Ducky:

Me:

Ducky: I was unaware that I had tasks assigned to me.

Me: Aw, no. But there are things I need to do: get a few more presents, figure out meals, prepare for a few days away from the office…

Ducky: Give me my dinner.

Me: I do that every day.

Ducky: During the holiday season it is important to focus on the things that really matter.

Me: Things like…

Ducky: My dinner, yes.

Me: I won’t forget. So do you want anything special for Christmas?

Ducky:

Me: You’re about to say dinner, aren’t you?

Ducky: It’s almost like you can read my mind.

Me: Merry Christmas, Ducky.

Ducky: Merry, Christmas, Daddy.

Ag