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The conclusion:

The Ducky Express was hopelessly trapped in a pile of snow, but Ducky needed to get the blankets and supplies to the animals of the North East. To make matters worse, Ducky was starting to get really cold!

Ducky called Pembleton and asked him what he should do? Pembleton told Ducky to stay where he was and that he was on his way. Just as Ducky was beginning to lose hope, he heard a faint “Mush! Mush!” in the background. After a couple of minutes, Ducky saw Pembleton in the distance riding a dogsled. Ducky started cheering, “Hooray! Hooray!”

Using the dogsled, Ducky and Pembleton were able to load all of the supplies and carry them to the donation center where they were distributed to hundreds of animals.

The end!

Mush! Mush!

Mush! Mush!

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On his way to deliver blankets and donations to animals of the North East, Ducky didn’t see a huge snow drift that had formed on the train tracks until the last second. He was busy shovelling coal into the Ducky Express’ engine. When he looked up it was too late to stop the train.

Ducky jumped and rolled into a soft snow pile. However, the train headed full speed into a gigantic mountain of snow that had blown onto the train tracks. There was a huge explosion of snow powder and then slow chugging as the train’s engine struggled against the snow.

Ducky inspected the wreckage to find that the train was completely stuck. What would he do? He needed to get those supplies to the animals, but how?

To be continued…

Not again. Pembleton is going to be so mad!

Not again. Pembleton is going to be so mad!

Last week Mrs. Cottontail received a letter from the North East Animal Society requesting help from animals all around the United States. This winter has been very chilly and with many animals losing their homes during hurricane Sandy, they need extra help to stay warm.

Mrs. Cottontail had the little guys make signs and go door to door asking for blankets and sweaters for animals of all sizes. They received so many donations! Especially from the snow birds in Florida who didn’t need the blankets they brought with them in the fall. They received so many donations, they weren’t sure how to deliver them.  Pembleton had already headed to up north to assemble a group of volunteers to help distribute the donations, so Ducky had to come up with a plan to deliver all the goods. Since Pembleton wasn’t there to tell Ducky “No”, Ducky got his train out of storage, and volunteered to take them up himself on the Ducky Express! He was on his way and this time he was going to follow the rules of the rails and not get in trouble (or so he hoped).

To be continued…

Chugga Chugga! CHOO CHOO!

Chugga Chugga! CHOO CHOO!

Ducky and Pembleton took Ted and Blizzard to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. When Ted asked Ducky why we celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday, Ducky explained that Dr. King was the first man with X-ray vision and that he had super strength.

Then Pembleton butted in and explained how Ducky was all wrong. “Actually”, Pembleton said, “Dr. King fought inequality with peaceful protests, and taught us to treat each other equally.”

Then Ducky asked if he had to treat the Lambs equally, and Pembleton said, “Yes, even the Lambs.”

"I have a Dream too!"

“I have a Dream too!”

Today Pembleton had to make a tough decision. He went into the kitchen for a cookie and found that there was only one left. He held the cookie in his wings and thought about whether he should eat it by himself or share it with Ducky.

Suddenly a chubby angel and a chubby devil appeared on his shoulders. The devil said, “Quick, Eat the cookie before anyone sees you!”, but the angel said, “No! Share the cookie with Ducky. Wouldn’t he do the same for you?” The devil said, “No he wouldn’t!”.

Pembleton looked at the angel, then the devil, and then back at the cookie. Then he went and shared the cookie with Ted and Blizzard.

"To share or not to share, that is the question!"

“To share or not to share, that is the question!”

Ducky was outside exploring the frozen north when he was attacked by a giant blue, grumpy monster. The monster grabbed Ducky by the foot and brought him back to his icy cave. Lucky, when Ducky arrived the monsters son, Edgar knew how to speak animal. Ducky learned that Edgar and his father are Yeti and that Edgar’s father was grumpy due to his male pattern baldness. Ducky told Edgar that he could acquire a wig for his father, which made him much less grumpy.

When Ducky got home, he told Pembleton, Ted, and Blizzard what had happened. Ted and Blizzard were amazed, but Pembleton didn’t believe Ducky until Edgar waddled inside. Ducky went upstairs and found a suitable wig for Edgar’s dad, then Ducky invited the Yeti over for dinner, where they shared stories of amazing adventures.

Let me down!

Let me down!

Ducky and Pembleton were called in to rescue a rat that had gotten stuck in the wall after feasting on too many holiday goodies. When Ducky and Pembleton got to the house they found two legs and a rat tail sticking out of the wall.

Ducky went and got the butter to lubricate the rat. Several sticks of butter later, they managed to pull the rat out of the hole by his tail. They all agreed that the rat needed to find a home with a larger front door, so Ducky arranged for the rat to stay with a family of Opossums until he could find a new place.

"Butter makes it better!

“Butter makes it better!

Pembleton's Lab #6 The Sun

“The Sun is a giant burning ball of gas!” said Pembleton as Ducky giggled.

Mrs. Cottontail urged Pembleton to continue his report, while she gave Ducky “the stink eye”.

“Like I said, the Sun is a star and all stars are made up of mostly gases. When the gas burns it produces heat and light. Our Sun produces most of the energy that sustains life on Earth. It provides plants with food through photosynthesis. It helps to power homes and cars through solar power.” Pembleton confidently read his report. After he was done the class cheered.

“Any questions?” Pembleton asked.

“Can we visit the Sun?” Ducky asked.

“We are unable to visit the Sun for many reasons. One, it is too hot. Two, it is too far away. Three, we have recess in 5 minutes.” Pembleton answered. “But I did bring these awesome pictures of the Sun from a book I got at NASA. Do you want to see?” The whole class sat a little taller to get a better view as Pembleton showed them a few of his favorite photographs.

Last night Ducky and Pembleton saw a light in the forest. They were worried that it might be a forest fire so they decided to investigate. When they got a little closer they found that the light was actually a campfire and at that camp fire sat an old tortoise with a large gold medal around his neck.

Ducky said to the tortoise, “I’m Ducky and this is my brother Pembleton. Who are you and what are you doing camping out here by yourself?”

The tortoise replied, “I’m Lionheart, the bravest tortoise in the world, and I’ve come here seeking adventure. Have I ever told you about the time that I saved three possums from being eaten by a ferocious feline?”

Ducky and Pembleton thought it was strange that the Lionheart started telling them a story like they were old friends, but the story was exciting and full of danger, so they quietly listened both wondering where Lionheart had earned his medal.At the end of Lionheart’s story, Ted and Blizzard showed up wondering what was taking so long. Ducky introduced them to Lionheart, and Ted asked Lionheart the question that was on everyone’s mind, “Where did you get that medal?”

Lionheart leaned closer and squinted one eye, “Now that is a really interesting story. I received this medal for saving a queen bee from a clan of evil wasps while traveling through the Australian outback.” Everyone listened as the tale unfolded. It was a thrilling tail of mystery and danger and it ended with Lionheart receiving a gold metal from the worker bees for saving their beloved queen.

When the story was over, the first rays of morning light were peaking behind the bushes, and Pembleton said that it was time for everyone to get to bed. Ducky, Pembleton, Ted, and Blizzard reluctantly headed back to the house, while Lionheart stayed behind to sleep near his campfire. Their dreams were filled with swashbuckling and adventure.

They may have been faster than me, but I was smarter than them.

“They may have been faster than me, but I was smarter than them.” Said Lionheart.

Basketball is Pembleton’s favorite sport. So Pembleton was super excited when Mrs. Cottontail told her class about the annual basketball fundraiser. Both Ducky and Pembleton signed up to play, and the whole animal community showed up to the game.

Ted and Blizzard cheered from the sidelines and Amanda Panda kept yelling for Ducky to slam dunk the ball. During the game Pembleton scored one basket. Ducky had a little trouble aiming the ball and never managed to score. When the buzzer sounded Ducky tossed the ball into the air over the basket and into the audience. The crowd cheered! They rushed down to the court and carried both Ducky and Pembleton out of the gymnasium on their shoulders.

The fundraiser earned lots of money for the local humane society, and Mrs. Cottontail said she was proud of them for playing so well.

Nothing but net!

Nothing but net!

Ducky and Pembleton are enjoying the winter wonderland called New York! This weekend they went to Bear Mountain State Park to go  sledding. They had so much fun racing down the hill and frolicking in the snow. Ducky was so impressed with how fast Pembleton could go on his belly and tried it himself. However, he just rolled down the hill creating a giant snowball around him. Then Ducky got his sled out. Ted and Blizzard were so excited to go sledding for the first time. They couldn’t believe how fast they went down the hill and how good Ducky was at driving the sled.

Tally Ho!

Tally Ho!

Ducky and the gang finished their East coast road trip yesterday as they drove through Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and finally to New York! This was their least favorite part of the trip. They were tired and grumpy. While Pembleton, Blizzard and Ted were comfortable with the the cold temperature, Ducky was not! But now that they are in New York and have had some rest, they are ready for more adventures!

Over the holidays we have been very busy! Ducky and the gang have seen parts of the United States they have only read about or seen on T.V. It has been a very exciting adventure for them. After spending some time in Florida, they traveled up the east coast visiting Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. They spent their New Years celebrating in our nations capitol Washington DC!

Ducky and the gang would like to wish everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2012 was a totally wicked year,

but 2013 is going to be even more AWESOME!

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