Those following Adari’s excursions (YouTube or other), you know by now Adari recently turned 6. And you also know by now, Adari appears as cover model and ideation for some published Cozies (Amazon books).
Adari is very much adult (middle-aged in human terms). But not always knowing what to do with female company! and with limited duck-social-experience.
2019, it seems to be still bird/ducks breeding season for this year with our variety of weather patterns. During the last couple of weeks, we (Adari) experienced a stream of shifty, skittish, visitors normally very early in the mornings, or very late in the afternoon. To such an extent that of course, Mum is not allowed to hug or give kisses (I am now grown-up, Ma, Uggh!) As long as Ma still provides food, water, a nice sleeping spot and protect against danger, of course.
There is one Nonnetjie (white-faced whistling duck) who increasingly (at least 3 weeks+ already) comes to visit. Normally after the other random visitors have left. Jeezz, talk about living with an in-love teenager!! When this little one whistles, off speeds Adari. Whether it is 05h00 in the morning, or midnight.
I have come to call this little one (presumably female): ‘Skinny’. Typical mother, I also wonder whether this little one suffers from anorexia, and/or what other problems…. (in comparison with Adari’s full body and beautiful white face and obviously, perfect everything else!)
And why she can’t at least clean herself before visiting my boy!
If this were the human world, I also would have sat her down and interrogated her with questions such as, why are you interested in a guy still living with his mum, and you know of course, he has no money or pending inheritance. What is his prospects, and your idea around this? What can you, deliver to the relationship? Who are your parents, what are they doing, why do they allow you to without supervision, court my boy? (LoL again).
Instead, I think she wants his food and water? (Of course, I believe no other Nonnetjie is as beautiful or intelligent as my own Nonnetjie, but, still! And if possible, I would have subjected her to a variety of psychometric evaluations to screen whether she is really a suitable match).
Lately, they my son and seemingly girlfriend share water bowls outside, and they swim together. She (Female, I still think) turns her back on him and constantly wiggles her behind invitingly, but as soon as he tries to jump her*, she coquettishly jumps [hopspringe’] away… but come back for more of these activities. (In the human world we also have a name for than LoL). Part of the mating rituals, I presume. I really need to do some more research re Nonnetjies and ducks in general.
For some reason, this all also, sounds like parenting. We constantly feel we have to stay on top of what our children/teens do, and try to learn more,
of whatever research/advice out there, what are we maybe missing practices, and adjust to our own lives.
Some days before already, Adari and Skinny were cooing in an unknown language to Mum’s understanding (while Mum thought she understood most of the duck language by now), each on the other side of the fence, while pecking each other’s beaks through the fence.
They are very skittish, together. Mum has to lean over the kitchen counter and peer through the window, climb and hide over and behind walls; when she attempts to take pictures. Even then, these little buggers tend to disappear behind a tree or bush. Mum can’t see what they are up to! (Videos also seem to fail. These little buggers seem to know exactly when I am in the vicinity trying to capture them!)
Probably needless to mention, we all try to stay away from the swimming, cordoned area, which Adari ‘owns’ during Skinny’s visits. There is a lot of tip-toeing going on in the household in general, to not disturb this possible, blooming relationship…
As I am writing, Skinny is still here this morning. We now go for an at least ongoing 4 hour visit today only. This is exceptional.
I am thinking, it would be great to have Adari’s genes out these somewhere… As long as I myself, don’t have to raise them! (Otherwise, they will al probably also, end up in my bedroom LoL)
*I am very greatful Adari has after all the years, finally figured out there is some ‘jumping’ involved, somewhere!)
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