Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Day 182...183

FatMom friends...I am CRUSHED. Absolutely devastated. Soooo sad. You may recall that I acquired some duck eggs in March. Two hatched, and I decided to keep them, for a variety of reasons. Mostly because I was/am madly in love with those two little peepers. They can't fly. One can't quack. One has a bum foot. In other words, they're VERY little impact. The husband, as you may recall, HATES animals. He told me I had to get rid of them. I just about died, because he said I could keep them. Then, a couple of weeks after that, he changes his mind and says: ok, you can keep them. I was so thrilled! That all occurred about a month ago or so.

Yesterday, I get a letter from our esteemed city, saying I am in violation of zoning codes by keeping livestock in my yard. I have two weeks to remedy (get rid of) the situation.

I honestly didn't have any idea I was in violation of zoning codes. It wasn't like I was keeping 20 of them, and that they were flying into the neighbors yards, or quacking 24/7. They make FAR less noise than the dogs around here, that's for sure. What piece of crap neighbor would call? None of them ever so much as came over or shouted over the fence: Hey! Do you have ducks over there? NO one I spoke to about the ducks ever said: gee, are you sure you can keep them in the city? Yes, I understand it's ultimately MY responsibility to find out for sure, but, jeez...you'd think someone somewhere along the line would've mentioned it. Maybe the feed store people? Someone at school? The lady I got the eggs from? The wildlife people who fixed the one duck's foot? Someone???!!!

So, now I have to find them a new home. And I am heartbroken.

With deep sadness,



Jodie said...

Aw! That's awful!

Fatinah said...

I am really so sorry......

Tigerlilly said...

I'm so sorry. You can send them over here if you'd like. I'm not sure they would like the trip...but they could join my chickens!

I am making a blogger quilt and am asking all my favorite bloggers to dig down deep and find your creative side. Would you be willing to quilt a 12" X 12" square? Make it reflect who you are!

email me at whereistigerlilly@yahoo.com if your interested!

Kim said...

Aw, I'm really sorry to hear this. I know how much you have loved those little ones. I hope that you can find them a good home. :)

Anonymous said...

That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of -- if possible, it sounds like it's time to move to a state that doesn't try to run your life.