The Littlest Duckling Who Could
To paraphrase Barry Manilow (and who better to paraphrase, really?): Looks like she maaaade it!
A photo overview of the life of Gladys the Welsh Harlequin, still with us today, May 17, 2012, a little more than a month after her challenging start in life.
In their “five duck pile-up” configuration, you can see Gladys (bottom center) with the opening in her scalp.
Going to the vet for the third (and last, hopefully) time. Her scalp has closed up, she gets a second antibiotic shot and the “all clear” from the vet. No more visits necessary!
Gladys still lags behind the others in both size and other markers of development. She’s steadier on her feet but still tends to stick close to the others.
As Puff, the sentry, scans the skies, Gladys cuddles up to her in the corner. The big Orpington Buff seems to play a maternal role to the littlest duckling.
Gladys is feathering out! She’s still small but clearly thriving. The littlest duckling who thought she could… even when we weren’t so sure.
Copyright 2012, Lori Fontanes