Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In Memorium

It is with great sadness that we must report the following:

Beulah May Duck was laid to rest last week.
She died as a result of a "hit and run" incident
as she made her way on her daily jaunt to the creek down the road.
(The perp...guilty of fowl play... remains at large.)

She is survived by her sister...
Edith Duck

and her constant companion, Mr. Wellington.

She will be missed by all residents of the Duck Pond.

She was a member of the Muscovy-Cross Duck Association,
the Bee Haven Acres Duckpond Ladies Auxiliary,
Ducks Unlimited, The Daffy Gaffers (a comedic a-capella group),
and Mothers Against Drunk Ducks.

Her hobbies included nesting and preening.
Sadly, she did not live long enough to hatch out her own clutch of eggs.
She had hoped to have a large family this coming spring.

Beulah May Duck started her life in the beautiful Black Dog Valley,
where she lived on a lovely pond-less homestead.

She was initially raised to be Duck-a -L'Orange,
but was granted a pardon and brought to Bee Haven Acres to peacefully live out her life.

Even with a wealth of warning signs along the road,

and precious little daily traffic,
she succumbed to the carelessness of a speeding motorist.
It's sad... we do everything in our power to keep our precious critters safe....
and yet...
things happen beyond our control.

We will miss you, Beulah May.
You were a good duck.


Denise at Autumn Sky said...

So sorry about your sweet duck girl. People drive too fast down our road and I am always worried about our chickens. Why are people in such a hurry?

Karen Bates said...

AwWWhh, so sorry. She sure was a beauty. It appears she had an active life.

Junebug said...

So sad to lose a member of the family. RIP Miss Beulah May! You were a good duck!

Kris said...

So sad to lose her, but how cleverly written her obituary was!
xo Kris

Missy George said...

That was a sweet and sour post...Had to laugh and shed a tear at the same time..Great Obit!! You're nuts!!:) So sorry for your loss.

Pooley's Pumpkins said...

I'm so sorry for your loss :(
I have enjoyed reading your blog and continue to check it weekly...you are an inspiration in your love and care for your animals. Thank you for sharing.

Jeri Landers said...

We WILL, indeed, miss you Beulah Duck. That was a wonderful eulogy for the dear duckie lady, passed on to the Land of Heavenly Feathers, before her time. I lost 3 ducks to the road last year, it is really awful. I am sorry dear ducky mom.

Anonymous said...

That is one of my biggest fears with my animals. I have 2 horses and 2 cats kept at a barn, where the fence is literally 2 feet off the road. We've been lucky, and in 7 years only lost one cat,a stray who had come for warmth and food one winter day, but I'm still terrified a speeding car or truck is going to crash through the fence! May your dear ducky rest in peace in that big pond in the sky!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am so sorry to hear this. beulah may should have ducked!

Country Gal said...

Awe sorry to hear this . May she paddle in peace in the big pond at duck heaven !

Karen said...

UGH! ... so sorry for your loss. :-(

Phyllis said...

It makes me so angry when people kill animals by their cars. Sometimes it's unavoidable but not always. I'm so sorry she didn't get to have her own family.


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