Remembering Lenny the Duck
Animals play a special part in the lives of their owners, so matter what size, breed, or species! Lenny was no exception. Read more to learn the story of sweet Lenny and the owners who loved him very dearly.
By: Natalie Rowe
Last December, I received a message from Carol Link, manager of the SD&G branch, asking me if we’d like to adopt a duck. Oh, and by the way, he was blind and geriatric! How could we say no?
And that’s how Lenny the duck joined our menagerie of rescue animals. An elderly couple had kept him as a beloved house pet for 27 years, but had to surrender him due to health reasons. And Lenny came with strict instructions! Every day, he was to have lettuce at breakfast, a bowl of layer mash for the day, and at bedtime, an entire banana.
So that’s what we gave this sweet duck each day for the nine months we were lucky enough to have him in our lives. Last week, he passed away suddenly, no doubt from natural causes after living a VERY long ducky life.We are so glad Carol offered us the chance to adopt this sweet little guy. Lenny was quite the character, and will be greatly missed!
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I stand behind SPCA with my monthly gift. I am so happy there are folks like you to care for those who can’t help themselves. My family and I have had animals all our lives and know what a comfort they are. Thank you SPCA.