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Duke Is Squeaky's Top Dog

Postby admin » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:43 pm

A duck with luck and pluck finds a buddy in a big dog in Lakeland that is willing to share his food and nap time with the feathered admirer.

By Rick Rousos
The Ledger

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it just might be a . . . dog? Well, Squeaky the duck is hardly a dog. He just thinks he is. Squeaky is consumed with being inseparable to a good-sized Labrador named Duke. It's a task at which the brave and lucky duck, despite some painful setbacks, has prevailed.

He eats alongside Duke and two other Labs on a picturesque 50-acre spread in North Lakeland.

When a car pulls into Michelle Wilks' side yard, the three dogs walk gingerly toward the car to check things out. Squeaky waddles full throttle to keep pace with the dogs, quacking all the way.

Squeaky follows Duke around incessantly, naps with him in the shade during hot afternoons and at night sleeps next to the dog kennel.

He shoos people away from Duke.

"Squeaky prefers dog food to grain," said Wilks, 34.

So, what's up with this duck?

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Postby MurphyMobile » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:20 pm

Kaylie Wilks, 14, above, walks with Duke the dog
and Squeaky the duck at their home in North Lakeland.

Now that is a great story. I used to feed the ducks at Beaver Lake in
North Asheville. They loved dry cat food. Would eat out of your hand or
the bag. :wink:

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Postby etowah » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:09 pm

What a cute story. Had the dog been other than a Lab or a
Golden Retriever, I think the story might have had a less happy
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Postby MurphyMobile » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:20 am

Nah! Where I take Doobie (my hound), he likes to find the kitty cats,
other female dogs (even though he is neutered!). There are 2 labs
that we pass that are retired from walking. I always find them sunbathing.

I think the labs in my neighborhood would love a duck for a companion.
Just not geese. They are bossy. And the male goose will HONK
at you if you get in path for crossing. (Just like the typical man! :lol: )

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