Today on my way into town to bring Jim his lunch, I came upon a very amusing sight! Two Ducks, a Duck couple probably because one was a boy Duck and the other was a girl Duck, were crossing 1st street in Ankeny. From where Wells Fargo is to the Daycare on the other side, for those of you who may know what I'm talking about.
Anyway, they were waddling along quite slowly, and by the time I saw them, they were already half way across the street. I think they are the ones we see all the time at Faith, so I worried for a moment that they were too far from home. The lane on my side of the steet going into town was sparse. It was the time of day most people were probably already at work. So, I had the liberty of slowing down to watch the cute little ducks without angering a fellow traveler behind me.
As they crossed opposite side of the 2 lanes of oncoming traffic I had to giggle. The Duck couple were taking their sweet little old time...and by the time they reached the curb, there were about 8 cars (including a semi) lined up, waiting for the Ducks to cross. To me, it was a beautiful sight. The Ducks were spared. I was thankful that the guy at the front of the line, who drove a big red pick up truck and looked a little husky, was kind enough to let them cross. I was happy for the Ducks, who feel quite at home in Ankeny, even amongst the busy streets of Friday.
And for the record, this story is closer to my heart than you may think. I've always wanted a duck for a pet. So, to see a cute Ducky Couple cross the street unharmed really made my day!