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Little Miss Dewie: A Duckumentary is a documented story of compassion and humanity caught in action. What started out as a few hours of time to help an orphaned duck led to a journey to find the right home for a helpless animal. Sacrificing the comforts of her home,work schedule, and even facing eviction from her apartment Mira Tweti was able to make a difference in one animals life. This funny, heartwarming, and true inter-species love story that also examines important animal welfare issues.

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Little-miss-dewie-dvd-cover_smA workaholic animal welfare writer.
A city apartment.
A quest to find the perfect duck home.

A true story of city wildlife.

Little Miss Dewie: a DUCKumentary is a documented story of compassion and humanity caught in action. What started out as a few hours of time to help an orphaned duck led to a journey to find the right home for a helpless animal. Sacrificing the comforts of her home,work schedule, and even facing eviction from her apartment Mira Tweti was able to make a difference in one animals life. This funny, heartwarming, and true inter-species love story that also examines important animal welfare issues.

Award-winning animal welfare journalist, and Buddhist nun, Mira Tweti, found an orphaned duckling at a local lagoon in Los Angeles, CA, and took her home. A parrot expert, Tweti (prounounced: Tweety, and it is her given name), planned to give the little duck she called Dewie, to a rescue. Through a series of unexpected situations, Dewie lived in Tweti’s apartment for more than two months while the latter searched for a perfect duck home. Along the way the Playboy Mansion and the Bel Air Country club agreed to take her. But in the end, Dewie went to live with a couple and their duck, Flipper.

Written, Produced, and Directed by Mira Tweti
JP Sarro - Camera and Editor
Toi Juan Shannon – Editor
Frederick Weidman – Original Score KUSF-FM – San Francisco
Edward Good – Graphic Design/Webmaster

Many thanks to the Playboy Mansion for allowing us to film on site.

DVD 2009 | 30 mins

Transcript available (English)

FILM FESTIVALS:
Asheville International Film Festival (North Carolina)
Connecticut Film Festival 2008-09
Anchorage Film Festival
Blue Planet Film Fest
Other Venice Film Festival (Los Angeles)
Vine Shorts Film Festival (Santa Monica)
International Film Festival Australia
International Film Festival Egypt
Phoenix Film Festival
Sedona Film Festival
Swansea Bay Film Festival (Wales)
International Film Festival Goa (India)
Heart of England Film Festival
International Film Festival Phuket (Thailand)
International Film Festival South Africa

(and 11 more)

AWARDS
Accolade Award
Moving Pictures Short Film Contest

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NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO:
“To know Little Miss Dewie is to love her.”

“(Dewie) communicates effectively to Ms Tweti, and charms us along the way.”

“Little Miss Dewie” will resonate with anyone who has had a close connection with an animal.”

“Ms Tweti’s wry humor and reactions to having to deal in worms – adds levity to the serious advocacy issues. The deceiving simplicity of the film surprises with a big impact that lingers. When I watched “Little Miss Dewie” with my sister Elin, she said quietly, “I’ll never eat duck again.” That’s the effect that Dewie has. There is a warm and fuzzy ending that involves the perfect duck home, duck romance, and (Dewie’s favorite snack), worms.”

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  1. :

    National Public Radio
    (Broadcast from KUSF, San Francisco, Movie Magazine series, by Joan Widdifield)

    The little things?
    The little moments?
    They aren’t little.
    - Steven Potter

    “Little Miss Dewie,” which screened at the Asheville Film Festiva and 23 others,
    is a documentary that helps us to pause and consider little
    moments and things. It takes us into a world that
    we otherwise wouldn’t have known.

    The film opens with a woman spreading plastic sheeting inside her apartment. We are drawn in and soon meet Little Miss Dewie –the fawn and white
    Indian Runner duck – who doesn’t let you go. It is the journey of
    a bond between an animal welfare writer and a duck.

    Along with Little Miss Dewie, director Mira Tweti (her real name)
    is the other main subject of the film. A self-described 3rd
    generation city girl from New York, she marvels at the surprise
    trajectory her life has taken as an animal advocate. She
    attributes her transformation to Mango, her first parrot, who
    “raised her consciousness” about animals twelve years ago.
    Since then Ms Tweti’s expose’s have helped pass four pieces of
    animal welfare legislation. She wrote two books that deal with
    the crisis of unwanted parrots. Early this year her “parrot
    welfare” children’s book, Here, There and Everywhere, which
    Jane Goodall called “a masterpiece for children” – was
    published. And, her meticulously researched tome on the global
    parrot trade, Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny,
    Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two
    Intelligent Species, was just published by Viking.

    Ms Tweti finds an abandoned juvenile duck at the lagoon in front
    of her Los Angeles apartment, and takes her in, thinking it will
    only be for a few hours. Little Miss Dewie is a delicate flightless
    duck with a straight back that runs fast. She communicates
    effectively to Ms Tweti, and charms us along the way. We see
    the duck defending Ms Tweti’s space from other birds at the
    park, lapping up worms, and following her all-important daily
    routine.

    Knowing that a city apartment is no place for a duck, Ms Tweti
    realizes that she has to do all she can to find Dewie a good
    home. She says, “It’s not enough to do what you can, you have
    to do all you can.” During the more than two months it takes to
    land the perfect duck-home for her avian friend, the audience
    witnesses Ms Tweti’s life with Dewie, scatology, worms and all.
    And, to know Little Miss Dewie is to love her.

    “Little Miss Dewie” will resonate with anyone who has had a
    close connection with an animal. Ms Tweti’s wry humor and
    reactions to having to deal in worms – adds levity to the serious
    advocacy issues. The deceiving simplicity surprises with a big
    impact that lingers. When I watched “Little Miss Dewie” with my
    sister Elin, she said quietly, “I’ll never eat duck again.” That’s
    the effect that Dewie has. There is a warm and fuzzy ending that
    involves the perfect duck home, duck romance, and more worms.

  2. :

    Tweti’s cheerful determination to do the right thing by the orphaned duckling and the thoroughly delightful home movie feel make this film very appealing. It may also provide a reality check for children who want to take in orphaned animals.
    Geri Diorio
    School Library Journal. Jul 2015, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p40-41.

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    TRANSCRIPT
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    - She doesn’t have patience for this. She wants everything to be ready when she’s ready. So this is like two hours in the morning, I would guess, which I don’t have. I didn’t have an extra 10 minutes to begin with and now I’ve got two extra hours. Well it’s not two extra, it’s probably an hour and a half extra, okay. Normally I would fill her bath but I filled it last night and she only pooped in it once so I’m not filling it again. What else? Let’s see. There’s something else I’m not thinking of. She’ll remind me. Oh, wait, I know, god, how could I forg– See, I knew there was something. I’ve gotta fill up the tub. Because, what happens is, she poops, you know, she can’t help it. I mean, you know, they’re not meant to be in a confined space. They’re meant to be fertilizing, everywhere they go. So that’s her tub because she’s gonna be very poopy. And, I don’t want her walking through the apartment. So, okay, ready? Okay. Okay, good morning sweetie. Who’s my sweetie? There’s my sweetie! ♫ Sugar ♫ Ah, honey honey ♫ You are my candy girl ♫ And you got me wanting you ♫ Honey ♫ Ah, sugar sugar

    - If anybody’d told me 20 years ago that I’d be into birds I would have thought they were crazy. And if anybody had even told me a year ago that ducks would be my thing. You know, I might have believed them about the ducks. It all started basically, when I got a parrot about 12 years ago. I bought Mango at a fair. That bird raised my consciousness about animal issues. Now I do animal welfare journalism, and my exposes have helped pass four pieces of animal welfare legislation to help birds and other animals. I also have a book that Viking published about the global parrot trade. And then I have a children’s book about a rainbow lorikeet just like Zazu, my parrot. ♫ Ah, honey ♫ Ah, sugar sugar ♫ You are my candy girl ♫ And you got me wanting you ♫ When I kissed you girl ♫ I knew how sweet a kiss could be ♫ It’s just been really insane. And in the midst of all this, I found Dewey, abandoned down at the lagoon right in front of my building, starved, and stinking of urine, just soaked in urine. And I brought her upstairs, and I thought I’d you know, feed her, get her cleaned up, and I thought she’d be here an hour or two. People think if they see, you know, an animal that’s hungry they feed it. They take an animal in and give it to a shelter and never find out what happened to it. They think that they’ve done a lot. I know avian rescuers, and they will tell anybody who calls them up and says, “My girlfriend and I “have only been going out for a few months, “but we’ve decided we’re gonna move in together, “she doesn’t like the bird.” What’s the answer? Get rid of the girlfriend. You know, you really have to love the bird. It’s like a human relationship. You wanna sit on the sofa? I’ll get up all the balls. See? Okay, no. We’re not doing baths. No, no, no, no, no, no. Lights out. It’s not enough to do what you can for an animal, you have to do all you can. You can’t just be a force for good for yourself, to make yourself feel better. to live more peacefully in yourself. There’s no time for it, because we really are in dire environmental straits. I’ve run into problems rescuing certain animals at certain times, and it doesn’t stop me. The last time I did this, I rescued a rainbow lorikeet, just like Zazu, and I ended up, it wasn’t an eviction, but it was an evic–in a sense it was. I got a 60-day notice to move.

    - [Voiceover] Celebrity Justice.

    - [Voiceover] Today on the Celebrity Justice docket.

    - [Voiceover] Film legend Kirk Douglas is determined not to get his feathers ruffled by Mira Tweti and her two roommates, Mango and Buster.

    - I’m appealing to Kirk Douglas to not evict me from my apartment because I took in a homeless bird. I mean this was, I was trying to do a good deed.

    - She is a big fan of yours.

    - Tell her I love her too and I love parrots.

    - I have seven letters from people saying that the birds are fine and that they don’t cause a problem. Yes, sweetie, yes, I know. I know. I know, I know. And just very upset about it.

    - [Voiceover] Now Kirk says there’s not a chance he’ll overrule his trusted real estate partner, Jerry Epstein, who Douglas believes made the difficult but correct bird call.

    - So we gave Twedi the message. She told us she’s disappointed, and vows to keep fighting to stay in her apartment. Meantime, she’s found another home for one of the birds, though she says it breaks her heart to say bye-bye to Buster.

    - It’s funny because in some ways I’m a repeat offender. I’m not allowed to technically have a duck in an apartment. You know, which was a worry the whole time she was here, because I just thought they’re gonna find out. Oh, I don’t want to take the elevator. Somebody might see us. Let’s take the stairs. When I first found Dewey, there’s a duck person in the neighborhood who came by, and she said, “You’ve really found your duck. “There’s a duck for everyone, “and this is the duck that was meant for you.” I thought she was nuts. And now that I’ve had Dewey, I understand exactly what she meant. So it took me two weeks to figure out what she was. I mean I do research basically for a living. Two weeks, I thought it would take me an hour. I didn’t even think it would take that long. She’s a fawn and white Indian Runner. Indian Runners are flightless ducks that have straight backs. They look like bowling pins. And they run. She can move, oh, like the wind. I mean she is fast on those legs. I picked out a really nice spot for us to sit under this tree, and now she goes to it automatically. She leads me to the spot. Now when other ducks come around, or the geese, she starts chasing them away because she’s very territorial. The fact is that people don’t keep their birds. You have to think of it as like adopting a child. Because there is no place for it. It’s not gonna just fly into the wind. More often than not a bird released gets killed. Both of my books deal with the crisis of unwanted parrots. People get these birds, they have no idea what they’re getting into, and then they either neglect them for years, or they dump them on friends, family, or in parrot rescues across the US. I didn’t realize that there was a similar problem with ducks, and that’s what I discovered when I found Dewey.

    - Where was he found?

    - You know one of the local parks here.

    - So somebody had dropped him off just like Dewey?

    - Yeah. Yep.

    - [Mira] And that’s what happened he got attacked by a dog.

    - Probably a dog. And that’s what happens for these guys especially, the domestics is, unlike the mallards, who can take off flying in a moment’s notice, and they’re really great at doing that, these guys can’t fly. So they don’t have the ability to escape people’s dogs, or escape predators, or things like that. And usually, you know, they’re not killed. They’re just injured and left. He had some pretty severe puncture wounds to his chest and on his back. For some of us, we remember the birds that they came off of, this came off of an American White Pelican that was actually spending some time at one of the local lakes around here.

    - [Mira] And you can’t even untangle it, now, and it’s not even on, you know what I mean?

    - I can imagine how–

    - [Julie] Yeah.

    - [Julie] See, you can imagine one of the hooks was in his pouch, and the other one was connected to his back. He definitely had some lacerations in other parts of his body, so we know that the hook probably got ripped out from one place and then stuck in another.

    - [Mira] Oh no. This did actually come out of a Pekin duck. And the duck came in with some really severe neurological problems. She could hardly stand at all. And we took X-rays and saw these coins.

    - [Mira] So she had swallowed them, figuring they were food or figuring, they maybe were near food

    - [Julie] Something.

    - [Mira] and she ate them with it.

    - Right. And this actually caused zinc toxicity, so that’s what was causing her neurological problems. The most detrimental by far is the fishing line. It wraps around a limb, and as the bird struggles, and walks around, and tries to get it free it might be connected somewhere with a hook on the body, but then the line gets entangled around one of the wings, around one of the legs and it just acts as a tourniquet. So it cuts of all circulation to the limb. We see cruelty all the time. It’s not that common, but it is. People that like to shoot birds. We see them all the time here with pellets and things like that. As far as the rehabilitation goes, any bird that comes in with no oil on it, that is all non-profit.

    - Right. Right. And how many birds do you see a year like that?

    - You know, it fluctuates. Anywhere between a thousand and 1500 birds a year.

    - Wow.

    - And that includes our ducklings, you know our orphan ducklings. So they’re not all injuries, per se, but.

    - But you have to provide for them anyway.

    - Right. So we get in three to four hundred ducklings a year.

    - The rescues are a weigh station, and most of them are not all that comfortable for the birds. I mean it’s really just a place to keep them safe, and well fed, and out of harm’s way. And I decided since I had found her, that it was my responsibility to do the most I could for her. If I could keep her I would. I love her so mcch. But she’s fabulous. But I can’t keep her in an apartment. And you need another duck, and you need grass. That’s what you need. What do you do with a duck that can’t be released to the wild? It was bred in captivity, is imprinted on humans to the degree where she doesn’t run when she sees one, and may or may not be able to fend for itself in the wild. I mean, can’t be released into the wild. That’s not the option, but I’m just saying, like wondering if she could live with a flock. I want her to live the most natural life she can live, At the same time, I don’t want to put her into a high-risk situation. I just thought any outdoor life, there’s gonna be risks, so I’m trying to find the lowest risk, highest quality home for her. I started thinking out of the box. ‘Cause I thought, “What would be “a perfect home for this duck?” You know, if I were this duck, where would I wanna live? Where are we going? Where are we going? I thought, “A golf course.” So I looked up golf courses in Los Angeles, I pulled up a whole list, and I started calling them. And then I thought golf courses may not be so good, because what if she gets hit in the head with a golf ball? I mean, they’re dangerous, right? It’s like an obstacle course. Then I upgraded, I thought a golf course is just a golf course. Why not a country club, because then I thought, “Now we’re getting into “luxury, now we’re getting into really beautiful grounds,” and I thought she’d be perfect for them. Plus, she’s a beauty. She’s the Grace Kelly of ducks. I had contacted like six of them. And Bel-Air called me back right away, and he said, “We’ll take her. “We have ducks, we have three ponds, “and just bring her in the morning “and we’ll try to acclimate her.” And I was like, “Great!” Who wouldn’t wanna to go to the Bel-Air Country Club? I wanna go to the Bel-Air Country Club. She could stay here and I would live at the Bel-Air Country Club. The only problem with them is they are fostering a natural ecosystem. So they have hawks, and they get raccoons at night, and I thought she really needs something a little more protective. And then I called the Los Angeles Country Club. And they were interested in having her but they don’t have a water feature. And they said, “Why don’t you call our neighbors, “because we’re getting their flock of peacocks all the time, “or their cranes.” and I’m like, “Peacocks and cranes, “who are your neighbors?” And they said, “The Playboy Mansion.”

    - [Voiceover] Good afternoon, may I help you?

    - Yeah, Hi. I’m here to see Ishmael Rueda.

    - [Voiceover] Can I ask you to wait just a moment for me please?

    - Sure, thank you. I remembered that Hugh Hefner is famous for his menagerie. I knew he had parrots ’cause he’s done a lot of fundraising for parrot causes. So I thought this is great. So I contacted the Playboy Mansion, and the animal caretaker invited me to tour their place to make sure that it’s acceptable for her. The funniest thing was, I can’t get into the Playboy Mansion, but with a duck I can get in. He was gonna go into a huge aviary with ducks, and geese, and really fabulous with a creek running through it, and then they were gonna finally release her out onto the grounds with the rolling hills, and the ponds. This is what I had hoped for her. For her to live here with these other ducks. But you would have had her out here or no?

    - [Ishmael] I woulda had her out here.

    - [Mira] Later, after she acclimated to everything.

    - Yes. Like I say, you had too much human imprint already.

    - Right.

    - It would have not worked out.

    - So these don’t have human imprint even though

    - [Ishmael] No. there’s people here all the time and parties and stuff?

    - The only thing peopleis the parrots.

    - I mean, she would have just been in paradise. And it was exactly what I want. We get her into the aviary, she loves the creek, she goes swimming instantly. She’s looking up at me, like, “Isn’t this great?” And then the crane, they had moved a crane in there. The crane made a beeline for her. The crane wanted to kill her. She got freaked out, and so did I. We took her outside. She never took her eye off that crane. And the crane never took his eye off her. He walked the fence, you know, you see it in movies about convicts and stuff, prisoners walking the fence, eyeing someone? That’s what the crane did. Thinking like, “I’ll get my chance at you, little duckie.” I have closure on the fact that Playboy wasn’t ever gonna work out to be the right home. They live like wild in a way, and she wasn’t wild. He was right. My best efforts to get her placed and out of here in a timely fashion so that I wasn’t living in an apartment with a duck that was pooping everywhere all the time, failed. A couple of people said, “Get duck diapers.” There’s a woman who sells a lot of them. I called them, and they said they’re selling 200 harnesses a month. You measure the back of the duck, you give the inches, and they make a harness and you can put a diaper at the bottom and you change the diapers. I went out and bought some puppy diapers, and they were expensive, like $7.00 for five of them. I tried to get one on her. She ran out of those diapers. She was gone. I was left holding the diaper. And I didn’t wanna harness her. And I also didn’t want to domesticate her. You know, I didn’t want her to get awkward about pooping. I thought she should poop at will, you know, that’s what ducks do, and she shouldn’t have to compromise her behavior because she’s living in my apartment. I should have to change my way of living to accommodate her. This is filled with poopy towels. And it’s gross, right? If my neighbors could see all the poop I’m putting in the washing machines, they’d never do their laundry here again. Things have really graduated. It went from like a little bit of plastic to more plastic, now it’s all the way down to the floor, and under the coffee table, right? And all the way down the arm of the chair and all the way down the back. You know, I could end up with my own HGTV show, on redesigning with plastic. You don’t think anything of it, do you? No you don’t. This is a completely aware bird. Nothing goes on that she doesn’t She pays attention to everything. Don’t you? What it is, is I’m not making breakfast and she’s anxious that she doesn’t see me in the process of making breakfast. But once I do, she’ll calm down, and sit in the tub. All right, I’m moving as fast as I can. All right, all right, relax. Come on. Have a seat. Lordy. Now, you see, she sees the food processor and she knows. The minute she sees the food processor she knows everything’s good. Is everything good? Is everything good? It’s okay. It’s okay. You wanna kiss? Most people have no idea about duck diets and I didn’t either. She sifts through the water. Like she can’t have dry–people are like, “Oh, I give my ducks dry food,” and I’m like, “Okay, poor ducks.” I put out her bowls, and I thought that was it. I start cleaning up like I usually do, and she came back in and stood here and looked at me, and I thought, “What’s wrong?” So I went and I looked, and she hadn’t touched anything. So I walked out and she followed me out, and she starts chewing on the leaves of my plants to show me that she wants something green. Let me rinse it, let me just rinse it. Let me rinse it for you, all right. All right. All right. Whoa! I finally got the idea, I went to the produce guys at the Whole Foods, and he went in the back, and they both came out, And he came out with like a cart-ful of, I couldn’t even take all of them. So look what I got. Look at all this. This was filled to the top. And look at this one. I haven’t even really- This one I started with too. I’m trying to give her a balance, but then I also have spinach, and I have chard. You like the chard, right? She hated the kale. So we don’t do that anymore. What are you? No. Don’t. No eating poopy. No, no, you’re getting breakfast in a minute. No. Eat the spinach. Is this how you wanna bond with a duck? This is how you bond with a duck. You help it dig for worms. Okay, all right, you know what? This is–no. Now I’m not happy. This is too much of a mess. I’m getting flung with dirt. All right, one more. I know nothing about worms. I was born in Manhattan, and raised in Manhattan, third generation city girl. I think the last time I saw a worm before this duck was in Central Park. Here I am talking about being a Buddhist monk, now I’m gonna go out and buy worms for my duck, and there all my precepts go out the window, and it’s not that. It’s that it’s not black and white. Regardless of all the nutritious food that’s very filling, she has it available all day long, when she sees the worms no matter how much she’s already eaten, she’ll eat those because she just longs for them. It’s part of her natural diet. So the issue is, how to live in the world, and have the least impact. And I struggle with this worm thing because I am really gonna go buy lives and know that they’re gonna die because I’m buying them. She likes worms and we were digging in the dirt and I can’t keep up with her. I’m the first duck?

    - You’re the first duck. We get a lot of turtles.

    - Really? Oh, look at the size of these. Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oooohh! I can’t, I can’t take it. I really can’t. I can’t. I can’t. All righty then. Ew, it’s too much. It’s too much. No, no, that’s it. That’s it. No more. No. So sorry. No, no, no, that’s it. Done. Come here, worm hunter. Are you my worm hunter? Are you my little worm hunter? Are you? Are you? Are you my worm hunter? Are you my sweetie? Yes. I posted on Craigslist. She’s posted now on Ducks R Us and the Duck Rescue and I’ve joined all these chats and internet stuff. And there was this really nice guy who always wanted a duck for a pet. All of the situations that looked like they were gonna work out, they didn’t. And the only thing they did was enable her to stay here longer until the exact one that she was meant to go to, until Lani came along. One day I got an email from Lani, who had seen my ad on Craigslist and contacted me about adopting Dewey. It sounded great. She had half an acre, and just beautifully landscaped so it wasn’t just a flat lawn. And she already had a duck that she had raised from a baby, she kind of rescued. Amazingly, she’s a parrot person, which won my heart. And named all of her birds after Greek gods and characters in Greek Mythology. I was complaining that I was spending two hours in the morning, fixing everything for Dewey, and she spends three hours. I thought, “Oh my god, “this is like the perfect person to adopt Dewey.” She really hit everything on my checklist.

    - So I saw your ad, and I saw it, I said, “Don’t look! ‘Cause you can’t bring home another duck.” The only thing that was slightly problematic was that she didn’t want her husband Edward to know that she was bringing home a duck. So we had all of this drama about how to get Dewey into the house without Edward noticing. She knew that once Edward met her, he would love her. She thought the abstract concept is not a good thing. The concrete duck on the premises is gonna be a done deal. I decided that we would take it a step at a time, and I’d bring Dewey over for a playdate, or a few playdates, and we’d see how she and Flipper hit it off. Flipper wasn’t so friendly right off. Oh, my god! By the end of the day, I realized that to do it gradually for her, it wasn’t really for her it was for me. You know, because she was fine. And she had found her home. And she loved it there. You know, I could have taken her home and everything, but it’s like I said, I can’t just do what is convenient to do. You have to do the most you can do. And I thought the most I can do for her is to leave her there. That’s the most I can do for her.

    - [Lani] Call me later if you want, it’s great, come on.

    - [Mira] Don’t say that, I’ll be calling you every 10 minutes. I do feel bad for you because it’s so hard. Call me later when–

    - I will. I can’t believe I left her. I mean I can’t believe Dewey’s not in the car. Tomorrow morning if she’s happy then I’m happy. Dewey was every bit as smart as any parrot I’ve ever met, which is saying a lot, because parrots are testing higher than primates on intelligence tests. You know, in all of this, I really got to know her, and I just fell in love with her. It’s hard, because she’s not here anymore. And even though it was a lot of poop to pick up, I mean it was endless, it was really endless, now that she’s gone, it doesn’t seem so bad. It’s always like that, I guess. You’d never know there was a duck here. Dewey’s not here anymore, but I still have the worms. And so, now I have like a little worm farm going on. I mean, what was I gonna do with them? I feel like it kind of makes up for my karma of having fed those worms to Dewey, because now I’m sort of creating life. I’m helping them live, and thrive, and so, you know, now I’ve still got worms in my life.

    - Good morning, baby. Oh, I love her so much. I love her so much. She’s the best. Mmm, I love her. We love her so much. Good morning. Okay, she goes out with Flipper. I’m coming, I’m coming. She knows where to go. Good morning! Good morning! Okay, okay. She gets a snack she requires a snack before she goes outside. Shh. Go outside sweetie. Two days later they were eating out of the same bowl, and running around together, and they’re basically, yeah. It didn’t take long at all. It really didn’t. They just, all of a sudden they’re like, “Oh, you’re one of me, okay.” So they started patting around, and next thing you know, they were frisky together

    - [Edward] They’re a cute couple

    - [Lani] They are a cute couple like us. No, literally, when one goes, you just see the other one follow. I mean they’re never one here and one over there, ever.

    - See two duck mommies together

    - I know, really, exactly, that’s what we are. But no, I feel like we’re related by marriage.

    - [Lani] I know, because we are.

    - [Mira] We are. I still miss her a lot. I think about her all the time, and I feel really blessed to have had her for the time that I did, and to still be in her life now, because Lani and I have become very good friends. I just feel so lucky to have had Dewey because most people never find their duck in their lives. And I’m just lucky that I did. ♫ The wonder of birds ♫ We keep our voices ♫ As guarded secrets ♫ Wait for awhile ♫ And we will surely sing ♫ With all ♫ The wonder of birds ♫ With all ♫ The wonder of birds ♫ The wonder of ♫ Wonder of birds ♫ The wonder of ♫ The wonder of birds ♫ We make a sky ♫ Where we may be ♫ We’ve built a home ♫ With windows to fly through ♫ Windows to fly through ♫ We learn to dance ♫ With broomstick partners ♫ Grace will be ours ♫ When we will grow our wings ♫ With all ♫ The wonder of birds ♫

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