Anyway, because this is about INGA not the dogs, the point is, they are right out there where the ducks are, they go in and out at night and always let us know if something is around. And that night, nothing. Not a peep, not a whine. Nothing.
Yesterday was a beautiful day. It was warm and the sun was shining. It certainly didn't feel like a November day. Our mail comes late in the day, so around 4 I heard the mail car come and I threw on my beautiful red crocs (hahaha) and headed to the mailbox. That's when I heard it...."QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK" from across the road. There is a small farm pond across the street that is frequently visited by ducks and even sometimes geese, so I wasn't too surprised by the quacking, I WAS surprised though by how late in the season it was. Most mallards have already made their way south, and most are usually NOT that loud. Seeing as how I've had a nagging intuitive feeling about Inga for the past few days I decided to mosey on down through the cow pasture to see what was making that quacking noise.
First, let me tell you that the part of the pasture that is on a decline from the road is full of springs and since there have been several cows living on it for months on end, well...its muddy (I keep telling myself that it's mud) and mucky and wet and not easily travelled. Half way to the pond my right foot sunk out of sight in the farm muck and *plop* came out naked. I lost my crock. I had to dig a quarter way to China to find it, and I nearly pulled off the handle thingamajiggy that I pulled it out by. Anyway, once Tryphon and I made it to the pond, lo and behold there was Inga! Swimming along like "what?". There is no way to catch her, I've got to construct some sort of trap somehow, I know she's hungry and little big lonely, when we were walking away she started quacking really loud like "HEY...WHERE ARE YOU GOING...BRING ME FOOD!" Poor Inga.
If any of you have any ideas on how to retrieve a rogue duck from a pond please enlighten me...because I'm clueless ...:-P
Oh..and I'm every so happy that I was wearing my crocs and NOT my new white sneakers...I *heart* crocs!