Oh Daddy Clarence…

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Group fishing in and on icy waters.

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Young Hooded Merganser: “Hey, where did everyone go?”

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“Dad! Oh, Daddy! Where are you? These Canada Geese are getting obnoxious!”

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Young Hooded Merganser still calling: “Dad! Now it’s a Greater Scaup invasion! Where are you, Daddy?”

Young Hooded Merganser, in panicky voice: “Dad! The Goldeneyes are here! They’re catching everything in sight ! Daaa-dd! Help! Where are you!?!”

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“Dad! There’s an Eagle in the sky! Help!”

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“Mallards on the ice, Daddy! Hello !?!”

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Daddy Clarence: “Coming, son. I have you in sight. Not to worry.”

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“Dad?”

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“All right, now, son. All’s safe and sound.”

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Young Hooded Merganser after being rescued by Dad: “Daddy, I really wish you wouldn’t stop to fish just now. Let’s just get out of here!”

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Daddy Clarence: “It’s okay, son. We’re back to group. Just think of the experience as A Day in the Life on the water.”

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Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

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Meet Breezi

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Breezi makes herself at home in my office chair meant for comfy thoughts.

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A new rescue and a new beginning — Breezi and me

We don’t forget our pets when they pass. (Cee-Cee died October 19, 2017.)

We must be aware when we take on the pets we choose that we will likely outlive them, and that losing them is part of loving them and establishing a family-like relationship with them.

And we must never forget that losing a pet doesn’t mean we shouldn’t adopt again.

Seeking a new relationship, not trying to return to an old one, is the point of rescue. We never forget the lost; they are part of our makeup, our memories, our lives.

But to rescue again means our hearts are rescued again, also, by a new personality and a new experience, which, in the end, we will cherish just as much as those we’ve previously lost.

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Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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