Thursday, February 25, 2010

How Cupcakes Saved the Day.

We need to rewind our story a little bit…

When Bluebird reached the surface of the pond with Ducky under his wing, Ducky immediately began to cry.
Ducky cried LOUDLY!
He cried so loud that termites trembled!
He cried so loud he frightened fish!
He cried so loud it hurt elephant ears!
No one could hear a thing except Ducky crying!
Even Ducky could not hear anything except his own crying.

Bluebird tried to console Ducky.
“Look duck! You’re alright now! I’ll hold you with my wing and swim you to shore!” , yelled Bluebird.
Ducky continued blubbering.
“Duck, I will keep you afloat but you must calm down” hollered Bluebird!
Ducky saw the bluebird’s beak moving and tried to stop crying. The sobs just kept surfacing and he could not keep them down.

Bluebird realized that the duck’s sobbing was like having the hiccups—sometimes you just CANNOT stop. Bluebird began to swim toward the edge of the pond, taking the loudly crying duck with him.

On the banks of the pond sat two little girls. Just the other day, they had observed a unique bluebird. He was swimming in the pond! On this day, they watched the funny bluebird while they had a picnic with cupcakes and ice cream. Suddenly a duck SPLASHED into the pond and … well, they were as surprised as you and I at the events that unfolded before them. What a strange day!

Bluebird reached the dry banks of the pond with Ducky still wailing under his wing. The two picnicking girls quietly approached to see if they could help.
Ducky was inconsolable. He just kept crying.
Bluebird shrugged his shoulders. No one could hear anything over Ducky’s bawling.
Then the girls had an idea! They often came to the pond to throw bread crumbs to the other ducks. Maybe this duck would like cupcakes!

Taking a piece of cupcake, the girls tossed it in front of Ducky. Ducky’s eye caught the motion and instinctively, he caught the bite in his beak. The delicious taste of chocolate cupcake distracted Ducky from his distress. At once, the crying ceased! Ducky smiled.
Bluebird smiled.
The girls smiled.
Even the termites, fish and elephants smiled!

What a relief it was to be able to hear again.

Bluebird said, “Hi. I am Bluebird. I’m so glad you stopped crying.”
“Hi. I am Ducky. I’m so glad you saved me”, answered Ducky.
“Want to be best friends forever?” asked Bluebird.
“Yes! Yes! Yes!” said Ducky. “We’ll be best friends forever!”

Bluebird and Ducky joined the girls on their blanket in the sun where they picnicked on chocolate cupcakes and ice cream for the rest of the afternoon.

And that is how cupcakes saved the day!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Today is Valentine's Day.

Bluebird and Ducky love Valentine's Day!

Bluebird thinks love is:
  • Swimming
  • like magic
  • something you cannot stop
  • when you have a brother who is really nice to you
  • chocolate ice cream
  • "How I feel about my best friend, Ducky."
Ducky thinks love is:
  • Flying
  • The beginning of friendship
  • When someone is pretty and you want to marry them
  • Having adventures together
  • Sharing
  • cake
  • "How I feel about my best friend, Bluebird."
LOVE is the BEST THING in the WORLD!!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Bluebird and Ducky

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(more adventures coming soon!!)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Beginning

On a hot summer day in June, the most unexpected friendship would begin.

Bluebird would say it was a day just like any other. He was happily swimming about in his favorite pond at the edge of the forest. It was no strange thing that the birds were loudly twittering at him from their perches in the trees. The other bluebirds were especially cruel and felt it was undignified for a bluebird to swim. Bluebird had learned to ignore their mocking. Of course, he did feel lonely and without a friend, but he drowned it out with his passion for swimming in the cool blue waters.

Ducky, on the other hand, would say it was a day like no other. He was happily flying in the clear blue skies. For a duck, he was unusually accomplished at flying. His aerial tricks made him a target in flocks of ducks everywhere. Ducky made them look bad with his beautiful maneuvers. He learned to leave his loneliness behind by launching himself to the heights and swirling back down in perfectly loopy loops.

On this fateful day, a horrible accident would crush the loneliness in Bluebird and Ducky’s worlds. A BUG! A tiny, little gnat, of all things, would bring these two together. You see, Ducky had neglected to wear his safety goggles and that tiny, little gnat went SPLAT!- right in Ducky’s eye. And when that gnat went SPLAT in Ducky’s eye, Ducky was suddenly in a tailspin that plunged him into the deep water of Bluebird’s favorite pond. Normally, being plunged into deep waters wouldn’t be a problem for a duck BUT, Ducky, having perfected flying, had neglected to learn how to swim!

Bluebird witnessed Ducky’s phenomenal SPLASH into the cool blue waters of his favorite pond. He waited with anticipation for Ducky to bob back to the top, as any duck would. When Ducky didn’t show his yellow head, Bluebird dove under the waters to see what this daring duck was doing. To his dismay, this daring duck’s yellow face was now turning blue and sporting a frightfully panicked expression. Bluebird wasted not one second in rescuing this daring duck from the depths. With Ducky under his wing, he rose to the surface.

You might think that Ducky was rescued on that day. In fact, both Ducky AND Bluebird were rescued on that day. The famous friendship that resulted rescued them both from the depths of loneliness. Now every day is spent together in fun and adventures! Of course, Ducky now wears a life jacket on days when they go swimming.

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Do not copy, capture, print or otherwise steal.