Boyfriend Duck

I was out of town on business after work one day and strolled down to the local park which has active wild life.

This time, in particular, I was looking to let others feed the ducks while I shared bread with the local beaver couple who lived there. I called them ‘Mr. and Mrs’.

I sat by the edge of the pond waiting for the ‘Mrs’ to show up, letting the ducks pass. A few cute mallards walked by. We exchanged polite greetings. The mallards were followed by a different species of duck.

These ducks were white with a beet-red mass of gnarly bumps of tumor-looking skin surrounding their beak. At first I was visually taken aback and in an instant, out I thought, “hmm. That’s kinda ugly.”

This surprised me because quite frankly, I hang out with toads. It was a fleeting thought and trying to be gentle with myself had to remember that I cannot completely escape my societal influences, which values more than anything a smooth, wrinkle-less appearance. I laughed. Besides, I know what is in my heart.

The lovely lady duck walked in front of me.

However, as if having heard that thought about her being ugly, she stopped still in front of me.

Then, she poignantly blinked once and then stretched her head a little higher, turned and waddled on. She had chosen to gracefully ‘ignore’ the comment.

Her boyfriend, however, well… that was a different story. He rushed forward, stopped, looked me square in the eyes and proceeded to let me have it.

It sounded something like this:

“Waack weraaaakk Rwarkkk! Rwreerkck! Wreireck ererck requeck er awrecht! Waearck. BPpthepeft!”

And translated emotionally into something like this:

THAT was rude! She is BEAUTIFUL! She is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. ‘YOU’ are the one who is UGLY.”

And he ended with giving me a raspberry:


He then did a fast waddling stomp to further make his point and to catch up with his woman.

I paused and thought, “Wow. I just got told off by a duck.” I was impressed. What a great boyfriend he was, defending his woman and all. It was quite touching.

In addition, he was right. And he had no qualms telling off a human. I like that in a duck.

I conveyed to him what was in my heart, “You are right. I am sorry. She IS beautiful. She is absolutely beautiful.”  


Next time you are out in nature, have fun with engaging. What do you think the animals are saying to you? Is the squirrel on your back porch asking for more nuts? Is the crow on top of the restaurant telling you not to go in?

Use your imagination and feelings to connect and play! I also offer Creativity Coaching sessions along with Animal Communication classes. Check them out!

Keep me posted on fun interactions!



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L. Leigh Love is a Spiritual teacher, Certified Intuitive Counselor and Life Coach, Mind-Body Medicine practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Advanced Pranic Healer and Ordained non-denominational Reverend. She completed the  Mind-Body Medicine professional training program through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School.  She also has a master’s Physician Assistant medical degree. As well, she draws on 20 years of training in Psychology, Spiritual Studies and the Intuitive and Healing Arts. She has a passion for helping clients heal and live their best lives.
She helps clients nationally, internationally through remote session and in-person at her studio.


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