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What is a Robot?

Ted and Blizzard asked Pembleton: “What is a Robot? ” Pembleton got so excited he took them to his laboratory to explain.

“Robots come in all shapes and sizes. They have a computer for a brain, and sensors and moving parts that help them complete specific tasks. Robots are used to make cars, computers, to help rescue people or animals from disasters, and clean around the house.” Pembleton explained to the Lil’ Guys.

“Wow, they can clean up around the house?!?” said Ted super excited.

“Did you know robots can also be your friend, and play games with you?” Pembleton added.

“We need one,” Blizzard and Ted said at the same time while they jumped up and down.

Until Next Time, Pembleton wants you to KEEP BEING CURIOUS!

Pembleton asks, “What science subject would you like me to explain next?” Please leave in the comment section below.

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One night while sleeping, Ducky heard a noise. He noticed a dim glow from the kitchen. Someone was looking in the fridge. He woke Pembleton up and told him he saw a light in the kitchen. Pembleton looked over, saw nothing, and told Ducky go back to sleep. Ducky was sure he saw something. Then he heard crunching noises coming from the living room and whispers of his favorite sitcom on TV. He woke Pembleton up again. This time Pembleton was super grumpy, heard nothing, and told Ducky he better go back to sleep.

The next morning, Pembleton went to get his favorite morning treat- Raisin Bran, but there were only crumbs inside. Pembleton knew Ducky didn’t eat his cereal, because Ducky hates Raisin Bran. Then Pembleton heard a whimper. Someone had eaten Ducky’s favorite cereal too! In the living room, they noticed the pillows and blanket on the couch were rumpled.

Convinced someone must have snuck into the house the night before, the boys came up with a plan. Pembleton got a cardboard box and cut out an eye hole for their stakeout. They would stay up all night, to catch the cereal thief.

Later that night, while Ducky was snoozing in the box, Pembleton, struggling to stay away, heard a noise. He poked Ducky, “Shh, be quite Ducky, someone is in the house.” They both stood very still and looked out the peep hole. Then they saw the intruder, a fat little rat wearing a green felt hat with a feather. They tip toed their box closer, before jumping out and wrestling the intruder to the ground.

“Who are you? And why did you take our food?” shouted Ducky.

“I mean no harm. Please don’t hurt me”, whimpered the little rat.

“We won’t hurt you, but who are you?” Pembleton said trying to calm the little guy.

“My name is Rumpelstiltskin, and I’m just a lonely, hungry mouse.”

“A mouse?” Ducky and Pembleton said skeptically in unison.

“Yes, a mouse, without a house or food or family! I like coming to your cozy house, because you have good snacks and cable.”

“You know you didn’t have to sneak in.” Pembleton said. “All you had to do was ask.”

“Really?”

“Really” said Ducky. “But we need to know, so we have enough snacks for everyone.”

From then on, Rumpelstiltskin came to visit every night and Ducky and Rumpelstiltskin became fast friends often making mischief together. Pembleton, was a little slower to warm up to the “mouse” in their house, but eventually he became friends too.

Capturing Rumpelstiltskin

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Saturday was the first day of fall. Now that things have slowed down and no animals need rescuing, Ducky, Pembleton, and the lil’ guys celebrated by snuggling up in a blanket to watch Charlotte’s Web and drinking spiced apple cider in their special mugs.

Mmmm… Spiced apple cider….

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*Mugs painted by Timothy

Every day the Lambs, work hard to make lunch for Ducky, Pembleton, and the rest of the gang. But 7 minutes before lunch, Ducky ordered 10 PB&J sandwiches with 4 sides of potato salad all for himself, even though he knew Monday is eggplant parmigiana day. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The lambs stomped out of the kitchen declaring a strike.

Approximately 8 minutes later and one minute passed lunch time, a starving Ducky apologized and they all ate eggplant parmigiana together.

We have had enough!

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Early this morning, Pembleton received a phone call from the International Society of Animal Vulcanologists. Mount Fuego in Guatemala had erupted with almost no warning! The society had evacuated most of the local animals, but there were still several families missing. Pembleton, thinking that Ducky would just get in the way, snuck out of the house and headed to the airfield where his plane was being prepped for takeoff.

Several minutes into the flight, Pembleton heard strange noises coming from the copilot’s compartment. Looking behind, Pembleton found a round ball of fluffy feathers rifling through his lunchbox. “Where are all the good snacks?”, Ducky asked.

Pembleton was shocked. “What are you doing here?”

“I came to help save the animals.”

“I thought you were sleeping. How did know that I was going on a mission?”

“The aroma of PB&J woke me up, when you were packing your lunchbox this morning. So I decided to find out what you were up to”, Ducky said with an innocent grin. “Can I fly the plane?”

“No!”

“Plus you know you can’t go rescuing animals without me. You need me because we are a team! … Can I fly the plane now?”

“No!”

Ducky and Pembleton raced towards the volcano where they were able to help rescue all of the missing families near Mount Fuego. After a hard days work, Ducky and Pembleton enjoyed PB&J sandwhiches and headed home. Pembleton never let Ducky fly the plane.

This story is dedicated to our little panda buddy at the National Zoo, who sadly passed away today.

Flying to the rescue over Mt Fuego.

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To quote Ducky, “Today was TOTALLY WICKEDDDD!!!!” The whole family went to the Houston Zoo to visit the animals. Pembleton is a volunteer, which means we get to see all the behind the scene stuff! We got to paint with the elephants, swing in the monkey cages, help the rhinos with their mud bath, and give the bears a back scratch. Everyone was having so much fun, until we got to the lion exhibit.

As Pembleton came out with the lions’ snacks, he was horrified to see Ducky saddling up Jonathan, the male lion, to ride! Before Pembleton could do anything, Ducky hopped on and shouted “Tally Ho.” After bucking around for a few minutes and feeling rather sick, Ducky was ready to get down. However, he had no idea how and Jonathan was looking rather angry. Pembleton knew one way to calm down the giant cat. He reached in to his bucket of snacks and tossed over a PB&J. While the cat was distracted, Pembleton used a net to snag Ducky and move him to safety.  Pembleton was very angry at Ducky for breaking the rules (Pembleton hates when people or animals break the rules).

After “the incident” Ducky was no longer invited behind the scenes. Pouting, Ducky went for a swim around Duck Lake and forgot all his troubles. It truly was a “TOTALLY WICKED” day!

Ducky takes Jonathan, the Lion, for a Ride

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This summer, Pembleton brought Ducky and the Lil’ Guys on an expedition to the arctic ocean to conduct research with his new submarine. One day Ducky and Ted were bored and went scuba diving. During their exploration, they found a sunken pirate ship! The ship was old and falling apart. Ducky had to be extra careful. While exploring, he heard a noise. A baby beluga, which was trapped in the wreckage and missing his mama.  Ducky and Ted helped navigate the beluga out of the ship wreck.  But the beluga didn’t know where his mama was, but knew his underwater address. 221 B Poseidon St.  Ducky didn’t know where Poseidon St was, but used Pembleton’s underwater GPS. It wasn’t long before baby and mama were reunited. All thanks to Ducky and Ted. When it was time to go, the baby offered Ted a ride and Ducky gave the baby a kiss. It was a great day!

Ducky and Ted say goodbye to the Baby Beluga.

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Check out Ducky and Pembleton’s Facebook page and remember to “friend” them. Also, let others who would enjoy fun & exciting stories about little animals doing big things know about this blog. Tell them to “friend” them as well! 🙂

Hide and Seek, in a reusable grocery bag.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ducky.mann.1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DuckyTed

After the last hurricane,  Ducky, Pembleton and the Lil’ Guys headed over to Louisiana to help the animals rebuild their homes. While there, Ted and Blizzard (the Lil’ Guys) found a gator stuck in some fishing lines! He was really scared, so the Lil Guys and Ducky helped keep him calm, while Pembleton cut him free. Suddenly, the gator went into a death roll and some how Ducky and Ted ended up in his MOUTH! Luckily, Ducky’s handy umbrella kept the gator’s jaws wedged open. Ted easily escaped, but it took Pembleton 6 hours to calm the gator down and safely rescue both Ducky and his umbrella.

GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!

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Yesterday was a busy day for Pembleton, me, and the little guys! When we woke up we heard the news of the new baby Panda being born at the National Zoo. We loaded up Pembleton’s jet. I made sure to pack snacks and juicy cups. Ted and Blizzard had the baby gift (a fuzzy blanket) and we were on our way. Unfortunately Pembleton did not let me fly. He never does, says  I need my pilots license first, which is RIDICULOUS! Why do I need a pilot license? I’m Emperor!

We are happy to report baby panda and mama are well. We can’t wait to see more pictures on our favorite website http://www.zooborns.com And guess what?!?! On our way home we stopped for ICE CREAM!! Oh Yeah! (Dance, dance!)

Until next time- Ducky and Ted (D.t.)

Welcome to Ducky Adventures, my new blog! This is my very first post. Learn about me and my friends by looking at my “about” page and “history” page. From time to time my mom and dad will update this blog with pictures and stories of my adventures with friends.

Who is this site for? Mainly my animal buddies, little kids, and big kids who are little kids at heart!

One small step for Ducky; One giant step for Animal Kind!

Remember: Cowabunga!!!!! And follow me on Twitter: @DuckyTed

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