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Dec 15, 2006

One duck's story

My name is Juju, and this is my story.

So there I was, minding my own bizness, when one day, Mama disappeared. Confused, I wandered off and even dodged cars in the middle of the road. I got chased by a hawk. It sucked.

Then, some complete strangers adopted me. It was definitely nap time.


The strangers gave me a sweet pad—apparently this crib belonged to some Babe named "Barbie". Whatevs—it was better than sleeping on the floor.


Of course, when I got older, my folks insisted I wear a diaper inside the house. (Where do you get a diaper for a duck? duckdiaper.com Duh.) This one is much too big for me—but eventually I grew up so that you couldn't even see that I was wearing it.


Even when I was a toddler, I always spotted danger right away. No hawks or foxes for me.

Hawk Fox

Here's me with mah peeps. My "Dad" was going to call me "l'Orange". Nice.


Learning to fly was sweet. Yeah, so I had problems getting down from the roof. It happens to lots of ducks.


Eventually, I moved outside of the house into like, nature and stuff. Then I sent these photos into C.O. [wings tap on keyboard]

The End.


Nice work, Juju and Kee H. ;)

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Duck + diaper= awwwwwwww.

Duck in Barbie crib= Too cute for words.


That is all.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:34 AM

Such a sweet ducky! How Joey and Chandler of you.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:35 AM

*That* is a story to die for. Just ducky.

A thinker
 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:35 AM

I think this one has to win the 2006 C.O. Photo Essay of the Year award, right?

Great story, great pictures, great people who save li'l orphan duckies.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:36 AM

I've never felt one way or the other about fowl, but this is just too cute...and sweet...and just...awwwwww.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:37 AM

I love how when he (she? How do you tell on a aduck?) stands, his feet overlap. Like he's shy. Or charmingly awkward.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:39 AM

can ducks smile? cause i swear i see a smile on pics 5 and down. that is one happy duck!!!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:40 AM

are you kidding me with that diaper? My head exploded.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:41 AM

Juju McDuckersons, welcome to C.O! Your people parents must be so proud of you! That story is just ducky!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:43 AM

Aww, what a pretty duck! And that smug smile. Hee!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:45 AM

Love the didies! Such a sweet heinie.

Susan R.
 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:45 AM

L'Orange as in orange sauce right? *whistles innocently and reminds self i have eaten lunch*

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:46 AM

Look, little duckie, I know you're confused, because you grew up in a mixed species home. But please, please, in the name of all that's holy, stay away from that beaver. He's no good for you!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:47 AM

Wow, wow, wow.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:48 AM

GD! That is knee-weakening!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:48 AM

Is today bill day?

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:49 AM

WHY A DUCK? (hee hee... Marx Bros) --

Well, this is one faboo story! SO glad they saved him and he's all happy 'n healthy!

BTW, if you like Pelicans, we could use some help at the rehab center:

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:52 AM

Scrolldown alert: "My 'dad' was going to call me 'L'Orange'" (scroll scroll scroll) The DUCK is standing on a PLATE! Bwahahaha!

I think our Juju here is a girl mallard. One day she will find a handsome prince with a shiny dark green head.

Peg of Tilling
 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:52 AM

It's a girl duck, you can tell from the colors.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:53 AM

Oh, I see Peg beat me to it.. :)

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 11:56 AM

Duck diapers! But of course! I think I may have to get cat diapers for my 18 year old cat


 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:06 PM

I like how happy the duckie looks in the last picture. :)

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:06 PM

Awesome!! Obvy very contented duck- what a smile!

"L'Orange" reminds me of "Quoth" the raven in Discworld books...

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:08 PM

I understand ducks make great pets -- if you can manage to raise them. Every so often my family has found a lost baby wood duck and tried to do the right thing, but whether it's kept or brought to a pond, it dies. Congratulations to Juju's parents for doing it right!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:13 PM

I wonder if my dog would be okay if I ran out and got a pet duck today?


 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:13 PM

I think my brain is leaking out of my ears now. Thanks, CO.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:21 PM

That's so awesome. I love duckies!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:32 PM

The cuteness is so overpowering I can't even begin to explain. I'm all a-flutter!!!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:38 PM

Best. Post. Ever.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:44 PM

This baby duck is so cute that if his story were reprinted on leaflets and dropped over war zones, there would be instant peace.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:53 PM

I can see it now: Operation Darfur Duck Drop.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 12:59 PM

i think im going to get the book from the web sit on how to raise a duck... then buy a house. i dont think my apartments would let me keep a duck

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:25 PM

What a prosh duck breast he has! He's positively regal.

Mademoiselle X
 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:27 PM

Such a handsome Mallard.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:28 PM

Duck diaper = total redonk.

I love ducks. They always look like they know something you don't.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:30 PM


Awwww... all the pics are so cute and the story is so heartwarming! As others have noted, it's truly a recipe for instant world peace!

little miao
 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:32 PM

OH FOR PEEP'S SAKE... did you check out http://www.duckdiaper.com/ ??
1) It's totally for real (I'm not making this up)
2) They have a riDUCKulous toll-free number you must see
3) "Santa Claws"
4) The "mouse-over events" for the Home, Store, Your Account, etc. buttons at the top are SPLATS.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:32 PM

But...where's the chick?!

Cute little McDuckersons.

Oh, and I GOT A NEW JOB! With a 60% pay increase!!

Carry on.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:36 PM

We have often had mallards in our backyard. They would make the rounds of the village, checking out who put corn out for them every day. Sweet and interesting to watch.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:39 PM

Oh my goodness, how adorable! This darling story brought tears to my eyes. I agree with whoever it was nominated Meg for a Nobel Peace Prize for bringing smiles and cuteness to everyone in one sweet site.

P.S. Doesn't JuJu look like she's smiling? Lucky ducky!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:42 PM

Congrats, NE Erin. Cat Complex at the zoo? (...if only)

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:49 PM

I've been a fan of CO for some time now, and although most pictures make me go ahhh, how cute this one defies words. "yous good people" :-)

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 01:58 PM

If only, Theo. If only.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 02:03 PM

I want a new duck
Not a swan or a goose
Just a drake I can dress real cute
Think I'm gonna name him Bruce

(Couldn't resist.)

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 02:04 PM

Great, now I want a duck, too! Like I need more pets. I could become a nonprofit as it is.

A duck wearing a diaper...who'dda thought?

Too much...luv the photo story!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 02:05 PM

Had to say it ;)

This is a totally awesome story and it restores my faith in humankind! Lucky duck!

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 02:08 PM

One of the absolute best posts/pictures/stories since I found CO!!

God, what don't I love about this? L'Orange? Hee-hee!! ;D

Thanks so much to whoever shared this with us.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 02:15 PM

THANK GOODNESS!!! I've always wanted to have ducks, but they're so damn messy. I would completely be willing to wash diapers. I've bookmarked duckdiaper.com for when I have a house (where my future goats and alpacas will be residing too).

Of course, I'll have to find a vet to treat them all. We tried to save a baby duck when I was younger. Watching that little guy try to puke after he feasted on mini-slugs under the shed--it was not pleasant...

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 02:21 PM

Theo -- that duckdiaper site is cuuute, but is duck poop really green?? Eeuwww.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 02:23 PM

Duck poop can indeed be green, depends on what they've been eating.

That duckdiaper site is da bomb (splat!). I should buy Barney (parents' parakeet) a li'l costume. Poor Barn will wish he were back hanging with the cows and not cooped up with the crazy humans.

 |  Dec 15, 2006 at 03:05 PM

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