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Ducky and the gang love to camp! Every summer they go out into the wilderness with their animal buddies and spend a couple of days enjoying nature.

Pembleton is in charge of safety and packing the tent. While Ducky is in charge of the camp fire and meals. Ducky takes his job very seriously. He makes sure they have hot cocoa and smores every night and oatmeal for breakfast.

After breakfast, Pembleton taught Ted and Blizzard how to properly put out a camp fire, which is very important before leaving a camp site. Then, they hit the trails.

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"Remember safety first!"- Pembleton

“Remember safety first!”- Pembleton

Earlier today, Ducky and Pembleton were looking at some old photos. They were so old, it was before they knew their little buddies Ted and Blizzard.

Ted and Blizzard were confused. They had never heard of baseball and were wondering why Pembleton was prepared for battle. This afternoon, the gang went to a nearby park, where Ducky and Pembleton taught the little guys how to play catch.  Then they came home to watch the end of the Oakland A’s beating the Red Sox, while eating Cracker Jacks. Ducky is a huge fan of Stomper (the A’s mascot) and caramel popcorn.

"Batter Up!"

“Batter Up!”

“Oh no! What are we going to do now?” Ducky cried as he shook the bamboo bars of the cage. “We need to get home before dinner time!”

“Calm down Ducky,” said Ted. “Blizzard and I know what to do.”

Ted and Blizzard were small enough to slip through the bars. They walked over to a nearby palm where a pile of pirate swords laid. Together they dragged one over to Pembleton, who used the sword to break free from the cage.

“Quick, we need to get out of here,” Pembleton said. “But how will we escape when our boat is stuck?”

“Don’t worry, I got a plan!” Ducky said. As they reached the beach Ducky put his wings in his beak and whistled as loud as he could. Within minutes, the pod of dolphins from earlier in the day appeared. They hopped on to their backs and headed back to safety just in time.

When they looked back, Captain One Mitten was on the beach waving his sword. “Arrr… No body steals the treasure of Captain One Mitten!”

As soon as they made it back to port, they notified the authorities about the pirates. Soon after the police arrested the cat pirates and were able to give back the treasures stolen from a local museum, including the treasure the gang escaped with. The police were also able to tow the USS DtPb back to port.

Once Ducky and the gang got back home they were ready for a snack and a nap. They had had enough adventure for one day.

Until next time.

Woo Hoo! Tally Ho!

Woo Hoo! Tally Ho!

Part 1 Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Part 2 Water Skiing on Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Part 3 Sand Bar! Full Steam Ahead! Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Part 4 The Pirates! Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Part 5 Trapped! Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Pembleton finally agreed to let Ducky strap on his skis and hop out into the water. Ducky is a very good swimmer. For some reason floating comes naturally to his round body. Ted and Blizzard hooked up the cord so that Ducky could hold on as the boat cruised through the water.

Shortly after Pembleton pushed the throttle forward a pod of dolphins joined Ducky as he road the waves. Ted and Blizzard were bouncing up and down waving to the dolphins. Then the dolphins started jumping out of the water and waving their flippers back at the little guys. One dolphin even did a flip out of the water.

When Ducky road over an especially large wave he sailed clear out of the water. The next time a wave came he headed straight for it on purpose. Ducky kept trying to go higher and higher until at one point a splashed out of control losing the cord attached to the boat. When Pembleton turned the boat around to check on him, Ducky came up spitting out water and laughing. The dolphins even helped Ducky get back on to the boat.

Next on their agenda, Ducky, Pembleton, and the little guys needed to find a small island to have a picnic on.

To be continued…

Ducky water skiing in the mediterranean

Whaa Whoo! Faster! Faster!

Part 1 Ducky’s Mediterranean Cruise

Ducky and the gang recently went on a Mediterranean Cruise off the coast of Haifa, Israel. They took Pembleton’s new boat, the “USS DtPb,” for a short cruise around Haifa bay.

There was a slight breeze and the sun kept them nice and warm. The weather was perfect for a day out at sea.

Ted and Blizzard had heard that a pod of dolphins often liked to play nearby. They hoped they would be able to see them and maybe even see them do a trick or two.

Ducky was excited, when Pembleton told him the water would be calm today, with the occasional wave. It was perfect for some tubing or water skiing. Shortly after leaving the harbor, Ducky asked, “Is it time to get out my water skis?”

To be continued…

"Full Steam Ahead!"

“Full Steam Ahead!”

Did you know you can ski in Israel? When Pembleton found out Mt. Hermon had snow and a ski resort, he couldn’t wait to take Ted and Blizzard on their first skiing adventure. Who would have known it would be in Israel?

Even though it was Ted and Blizzard’s first time skiing, they caught on very quickly. Pembleton instructed them on some basic techniques: to go forward keep your skis straight like french fries, to slow down and stop wedge your skis like a slice of pizza and to turn move your hips slightly in the direction you want to go. By the end of the end of the day, the little guys had skiing the bunny slope mastered. Ducky on the other hand, had some problems.

Baby Animals

“How do I stop?”-Ducky
“Pizza! Pizza!”- Ted & Blizzard

Ducky, Pembleton, Ted and Blizzard had their first snow day of the school year yesterday. They were so excited. They had just seen Frosty the Snowman on T.V.  Even though they do not have a magic hat, they still wanted to make a new winter friend.

Pembleton made the base, Ducky made the middle, and the little guys tried to make the head, but they needed a little help. Pembleton got a latter and placed the head on top. Ted added the eyes, Blizzard added a smile, Pembleton added the nose, while Ducky added the arms.

After the snowman was complete, Ducky thought it would be fun to have a SNOWBALL FIGHT! He scooped up a ball of snow and hurled it at Pembleton. It was a direct hit.  Pembleton at first was shocked and then he laughed. He is the fastest snowball maker in town and within seconds he was ready for his attack.  Their winter wonderland was transformed into a snowy battle.

Afterwards, they came inside to warm up by the fire and have some hot cocoa.

7 Days til Christmas!

Ready, Aim, Fire, SPLAT!

Ready, Aim, Fire, SPLAT!

First snow fall of the new winter season.

It’s Snowing! Hooray!

Yesterday after school, Ducky and the gang were enjoying a nice afternoon inside. Pembleton was reading a science book, while Ducky was playing with his toy truck. Ted and Blizzard were getting restless and wanted to go outside. They went to the window to make sure it wasn’t raining, because it was so overcast. When they looked out they couldn’t believe what they saw, so they had to get a closer look. So close their noses were pressed against the cold glass.

“It’s snowing Ducky, I can’t believe it,” cried Ted.

Pembleton put away his book and Ducky slid his truck under his bed, before heading to the window to investigate for themselves. Before they knew it, Blizzard had gotten their scarves out of the closet and they were headed outside to enjoy the first day of snow.

“These costumes are cool.” Ducky said on their way to school, “but why are we all dressed up?”

“I know, I know” said Blizzard. “Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving.”

“Thanksgiving!” Ted said. “What’s that?”

“Just wait” Pembleton said. “Mrs. Cottontail, our teacher, will explain everything.”

Ducky and Friends dressed up for Thanksgiving

Cool Costumes!

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 1

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 3

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 4

After school Pembleton noticed the leaves in the yard were getting out of control. He asked Ducky if he would help with the yard. Ducky happily agreed. Pembleton got the rakes out and started doing yard work. He hoped to get it all done, so they could go to a festival on Saturday.

He raked and raked, making a huge pile of leaves, but Ducky was no where in sight. He went inside to warm up for a minute. When he came back out, he found Ducky, Ted, and Blizzard playing in the huge pile of leaves he just raked. After a few seconds of being annoyed, he decided to jump in as well. Then when they were all done playing, they all pitched in and finished the yard in a few minutes.

We hope you all have a great weekend!

Baby animals playing in leaves on a beautiful fall day.

This pile of leaves is perfect for a leaf fight.

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