Then & Now

Then & Now
Then & Now

Our duck was like this. We took her home as soon as she hatched, and gave her a beanie baby to snuggle with. She dragged it around our yard, swam with it, and sat on it throughout her adult life. Ducks. :3

"Now"? In that case he hasn't changed much in the past 6 Years i guess

Awww, still has his best friend, too :)

OP please deliver.. Reddit would like to get introduced to your duck.

Our duck was like this

"was" :(

nice try /u/fuckswithducks

Depends. Do you host parties ever? If so, leave it out. Guarantee it gets messed with. And you'll probably only get through that first party before feeling like you need to learn how to play something to impress people. And that's where it starts. Yeah, sure. One little riff to show off to some friends... but then they'll like it. And you'll like that they like it. But pretty soon, one little single bar riff won't be enough. They've already heard it, and it's not a challenge for you anymore. Now you'll need a 2 bar riff. Something a little technical that let's you add in some superfluous hand motions to make it seem more difficult than it really is. And you'll feel really good for a little while. But that won't last long. You'll master that riff, and your friends will be bored with it. You'll need a bigger run this time, so you go for a whole verse. The high will be incredible once you hit that level. Main staffing music will have you feeling like a rock star, up all night jamming, but still able to focus at work. You'll be a God... for a little while. You knew that one verse wasn't going to keep you going forever, right? You didn't think you could just play those few notes in repetition and be fine, did you? No, no my friend. You won't be able to resist. It'll be right there, within your grasp. You'll need to go verse chorus verse. It'll start as a little casual experiment until you see how easy it works, how good it feels. You'll realize this is what you were born to do. You'll wonder why you wasted all that time before hacking out a couple notes at a time like a chump. Man, this is the ride you wanted to get on. But it's taking up so much of your time. You know you've gotta reign it in a little. But just this week, you'll skip the yoga class to practice nailing that C#. Then you learn about elaborate bridges. Now you totally cancel your yoga class, and are cutting out drinking with your friends. Fuck 'em. They don't come around much anymore. They don't understand your art and how important it is to you anyway. Your boss just called by the way. He wanted to wish you luck on your new job search. But whatever. That just leaves you fully open to take the next step. You'll know you're ready for it... a whole album. Man, you're really on top of this. You know you can handle this. You're still a fucking rock star, and now you can be a musical God 24/7/365.25! So you'll master your album. You'll be able to roll it forwards, backwards, even asleep (which will come in handy. Those all night jams are starting to leave you a little fuzzy mid-day). But you've still got bills. Fucking bill collectors just don't get it. They don't understand you, or your music, and they don't know that you're about to hit it so big you can shit on their car and improve its value. Yeah! You'll be ready to go for it. You're gonna record your album, and as soon as it's released you're gonna pre-pay all your fucking bills for the next 103 years! So you pawn practically everything you own for a couple hours of studio time. You go in, you tell that studio engineer exactly who you are (well, who you're gonna be. It'll happen. They'll see. They'll all see), and you lay down your album perfectly on the first take, even the weird progressive part. You're on top of the world. You've never been this high with pride and anxiety. Then you'll release that album. You'll pop down to the record store to be the first to buy your own album. One on CD, one on vinyl (so you get the digital download). You float back to your place to find what little bit you didn't pawn for studio time out front and the locks changed. Guess you shouldn't have ignored that eviction notice. Whatever. Your first check is gonna hit soon... a week passes to find you sleeping on what remains of your couch after you dragged it to the park to be one with nature for a while. Making the best of the situation, and letting it inspire your art. Then you get your first check for 4 weeks of sales (after prying open your old mailbox). There it is. All you've thrown away to keep this buzz going is going to pay off. $4.73 for 2 copies sold. What? You somehow thought you were gonna hit big as a weird progressive solo theremin act? Fuck off. Get a real job, God damn junkie.

TL;DR: Don't get mixed up in music. It doesn't end well for anyone.

Unnecessarily edit: He used to be such a nice boy. He used to cut the grass.

It's a theremin and a cat

goddamn shame on you OP

Ah yes. The way they walk around menacingly, and peck at the ground as though tearing out your soul. Then, with an unrelenting touch of malice, they raise their heads, beat their wings, and shout in a bloodcurdling voice as ancient as Lucifer himself:

"Quack!"

Truly a frightful and awfowl beast.

All the evil and hatred is gone from me.

How dare you shrink that poor meower's pet in the dryer

low hanging fruit

my wife had ducks when she was a little kid - muscovies.

they make great pets - they're friendly and loyal like dogs, they love attention and being pet - her favorite would wait for her to come home from school on a treestump by her house and would do a crazy stomping happydance when she saw my wife get off the bus.

there are a few downsides - they have cloacas, not sphincters, so they do not have the capacity to 'hold in' any waste - when they have to shit, it just happens right there no matter where they are or what they're doing.  

they also get weird about their eggs - they will sit on their unfertilized eggs until they rot and they don't like it when you take them away, so they'll try to pick hiding spots further and further away to lay them, which can leave them vulnerable to predators and they have all the predators because  everything eats ducks.

my wife had ducks when she was a little kid -

they make great pets - they're friendly and loyal like dogs, they love attention and being pet - her favorite would wait for her to come home from school on a treestump by her house and would do a crazy stomping happydance when she saw my wife get off the bus.

there are a few downsides - they have cloacas, not sphincters, so they do not have the capacity to 'hold in' any waste - when they have to shit, it just happens right there no matter where they are or what they're doing.

they also get weird about their eggs - they will sit on their unfertilized eggs until they rot and they don't like it when you take them away, so they'll try to pick hiding spots further and further away to lay them, which can leave them vulnerable to predators and they have all the predators because everything eats ducks.

"they have cloacas, not sphincters, so they do not have the capacity to 'hold in' any waste - when they have to shit, it just happens right there no matter where they are or what they're doing."

TIL my toddler has a cloacas

They do make good pets i have 3 currently they outside pets because they shit uncontrollably but other than that they are beautiful and even act as guards dogs sometimes lol

internet image tools

like google

Sweet mother of awwww!

Here you forgot these ...

That is a theremin and a cat

Digging deep for dis meta

How did you find this from 6 years ago?

You've just described Canadian geese perfectly.

Evidence required

That second cat, tho. Looks like he's at a Phish concert.

Condolences are given Ducks are great.

I always wanted a theremin, but I know it'll be something I buy, try out for maybe 15 minutes, then never touch it again.

That's ok. Cats will remind you constantly of their existence. If ignored for too long, cats will employ "You shall acknowledge our presence" tactics:

It'll observe whatever you're observing in the most obstructing manner possible It will pretend you're traversable terrain -- as many times as it takes. They'll sing you the abridged song of their people, abbreviated via pokes. At around 4AM, they'll find a new favorite toy like a plastic grocery bag.

Cats will make sure you don't forget.

I know of a certain Reddit user who would love to be introduced to your duck, but you may not like what he does with it

low waddling fruit.

Do ducks make good pets?

They certainly make cute pets ^_^

I never wanted this to happen to /sub/aww of all the places

A meta 6 years in the making!

When my wife and I went on vacation for a month, one of our cats dragged her shirt with him everywhere he went so he could lay down on it. He also always plays with the stuffed toy she made him, even though he has many to choose from. Sometimes we'll find the toy with him as he's laying down in bed.

Wish I didn't scroll this far down to find out the truth...

Definitely! I've always had one cat until now. We got a kitten in summer, from a litter, there was 2 kittens left. We chose him, and took him home. The first day he was here, he was just crying all the time in the corner, scared. Our heart broke, and we asked if the other kitten was available - he wasn't however the seller cancelled the other person and gave the kitten to us. When we got home, the second kitten was in the basket, and when they saw each other, they lurched towards each other, the caged kitten had his arms through the cage touching his brother - was at that exact moment we knew it was the right decision. They're now 8 months old, but they're joined at the hip, they sleep with each other all the time. I will never ever get a cat on his/her own again, it will always be two from now on. I do worry if one of them die, the other will miss the one terribly.

low hanging fruit is the lifeblood of reddit commenters

If the poster was in the US, the duckling was most likely a domesticated variety. These are allowed as pets where city/village/township laws allow for domestic poultry.

WRONG WAY DOWN A ONE WAY STREET!

just gave my kitten a beanie baby I had laying around, she's attacking it and grooming it. I will take pics.

Wow. I was like, "that's not even the same... oh shit it is!" That's one tiny kitty and bear

Can you not be everywhere?

Also that one you replied to is a spambot alright.

Edit: Stop upvoting the bot. STOP IT

I'll. Take. Those.

Do you host parties ever?

haha

I always wanted a cat, but I know it'll be something I buy, try out for maybe 15 minutes, then never touch it again.

The only thing I can think of when looking at this is the teddy being destroyed or ruined somehow. The cat would look for it everyday... but never will they cuddle again.

I am broken.

Does he like know that it's the same toy? Can cats feel nostalgic?

Too bad birds are scary as fuck :(

yes, and I don't care :P

What planet do you live on? Growing up we had every animal you can imagine, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, quail, rabbits, rats, ferrets, hamsters, dogs, cats, a goat and even a barn owl.

Every. Single. One. Of those animals were rescue animals who would have likely been put down or lived a life of misery otherwise.

What an absurd statement to make. Nature isn't really as fluffy and maternal as you believe either. Plenty of animals will abandon or eat their young out of stress as well.

You want to call someone immoral, direct it at the idiots who breed their animals for profit and the abusive fucks that hurt them.

Googling "cat and kitten memes" gets you this image on the first page.

It's also on more than 50 webpages. You're not the OP of this photo. I'm sick of this bullshit reposting where OP claims they are personally involved in it when they literally just googled cat meme pictures.

And that is how a copy pasta is made

You know, I'm totally happy to accept a repost of something that brings people such joy.

i imagine it can often seem that way.

Thank you for your eloquence: you say it better than I ever could!!

And also, like OP, remember to recycle. Especially images from others.

It's good for karma.

Don't get down on yourself, I think selling two copies of a theremin album is pretty impressive!

That funny farm gif gets me every time, thanks for a morning dose of laughter!

Dis here top comment

In my country it's not possible to have a duck as a pet legally

Which country? I'd be genuinely surprised if ducks are a protected species anywhere in the world.

Cat

You do realize you're an animal too, yes?

Shit that was six years ago! You weren't lying about the digging deep.

Where did OP claim this was his cat? I see nothing saying it was his own content.

Cloaca - Latin for sewer.

Pretty cool to have in the Roman Forum.

Annnddddddd that's most of what I got from all my Classics courses besides the fact that Zeus will basically fuck anything.

i'll have what she's having

This stream of consciousness is impressive.

I think he's an alt for ThatsMyHoverboard or some shit. He appeared about the same time the other one disappeared. They do the same karmawhoring random comment or pun on a top level comment in a trending post thing too. I can't imagine a username like iLickAnalBlood being a commercial account -but with all the spam these days who knows what's legit anymore? Ugh.