A giant rubber duck named Just Ducky (Ducky for short) that is.
Along with Ducky is an entourage of several more smaller ducks and other fun characters.
Their fun and outgoing human owner is my good friend Jon (photo on the left behind Ducky). He has a passion for adventure and an even greater passion for all things rubber ducks. And wherever he goes, the ducks go along with him.
The trio below is a small representation of the many rubber ducks Jon owns. And when I say many I mean he can fill his entire bathtub and line them up along the edges and he’d still have more to show.
It’s because of these ducks and Jon that I; too, have become fond of them. I’ve owned two since a month or so before John and I (yes, they’re both named John but my friend doesn’t have an H) married 2 years ago but never thought much of it.
Today, we have a growing flock hanging out on our TV waiting for the next adventure. Two of our friends are not ducks but they still join the fun. Pimento is a penguin with a bit of a drinking problem and Hedgie is a hedgehog rescued from a gift store basket in Las Vegas. He’s kind of shy so he hasn’t been out yet.
Our flock of feathered friends doesn’t go with us everywhere but there’s always some kind of adventure. Thanks to Jon I’ve actually lightened up a bit, albeit slowly. And I’ve realized there are things to be learned from my adventure loving friend.
1. Don’t take life too seriously. If a grown man can roam around with a giant rubber duck and not give a damn about what others think then why can’t you or I?
2. Life should be about adventure. Are we really living if we can’t have fun and see the good in every day we are alive?
3. There really is fun to be had around every corner.
4. A flock of rubber ducks can make just about anyone smile. Or at the very least, ask questions.
If you want to learn more about Just Ducky and follow along on his many adventures check out his page on Facebook. You won’t be sorry, trust me.