This is dedicated to those of us (and you KNOW who you ARE!!) who are absolute slaves to our pets. Like me braving red wasps to fill a clean pool for my persnickety City Duck! Ya gotta read the story! LOL….This is my pet Rouen Duck Rufus anxiously waiting for me to fill his pool. This is his absolute favorite thing in the whole wide world. Every spring, as soon as freezing has passed, I bring out The Big Blue Pool. Its quite a ceremony, and he goes nuts, flapping, running around and and quacking. Its a ritual we’ve done now for 14 years (and 7 pools so far). Wild ducks will swim in a Swamp. Farm ducks will swim in a Mud Puddle. But Rufus is a City Duck. He has a Pool, and if I don’t refresh it every day (or in summer Twice a day) he will peck on the back storm door, and quack. LOUD! And I’m so well trained. I will drop everything and go fill it. During the winter, he uses the Small Black Horse Tub, it won’t freeze. Hes not as fond of it. I even have to store the Pool out of sight during the winter, or he stands by it and obsesses over it. He’s quite a character! Taken 2013 with a SanyoVPC-E2100.