Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, 17 Barker Road, Lebanon, CT, 06249

Search this website:


Donate Now!


Need our help?


Visit us at Petfinder.org


View our Winner's Circle!


Newsletter Archives


Adoption FAQ

Ducks and Geese Adopted

Here are photos of the ducks and geese that we have placed in permanent homes so far. We love to hear from their new families. If you have updated photos of a duck or goose you have adopted from us, or a story to share about them, please email us, so we can update this page for you.


| Go to Ducks and Geese Adopted Page 25|

The Little Duck Who Could...

Glory came to us at eight years old along with her best friend Miri. Both girls had been left behind when their owners moved and neighbors took them to protect them. But after years in their care, they needed a new home and we welcomed them both here.

Although Glory's knee joints were damaged from a systemic infection that went unchecked before coming to us, she still had the heart and determination to walk. She had a fire in her soul, and she would accept nothing less from herself than to keep up with the others and do what they were doing, and with no help from us, thank you very much. She was the "Little duck who could." So strong, so determined. She was handicapable.

As beautiful as she was, we were unable to find a new home for Glory, and we insisted that she and Miri stay together because they loved each other so much.

And then overnight, Glory lost the ability to walk, and a day later it progressed and she lost full movement in her legs and was no longer able to swim. She was clearly uncomfortable and it broke our hearts to see her in any pain. Even worse, the fire in her eyes that longed to swim and forage with the other ducks soon doused with frustration and sadness. 

We looked into Glory's eyes and held her on our laps. Glory has always been too independent to want to be held, and the fact that she sat limply in our arms was another sign that she was ready to move on. She was clearly ready to be whole again.

We officially adopted and retired Glory to our sanctuary on August 4th, 2008 after having her here in our care for just over a year and a half. Now she could leave this world having found her permanent and loving home.

We held her in our arms as our vet gently lulled her into a peaceful sleep. She was not alone and she was loved by her family.

Glory was cremated and her ashes were returned and buried under her favorite shade tree, beside her nest of fresh hay, so she can forever rest in peace at the sanctuary.

Read More About Glory Here

 



Miri (front) & Glory (back)

Our little nurse duck...

Miri and Glory were left behind when their original family moved away. Neighbors took them in and kept them for many years, but were no longer able to care for them properly, so the girls were surrendered to us. 

Miri's best friend Glory was a special needs duck who had the mind and heart of two ducks, but who eventually succumbed to the limitations of her body, which was unfortunately no longer enough for one. Glory came to us on January 27th, 2007 and left us on August 4th, 2008. Too soon...

Miri protected Glory and loved her throughout their entire lives and when we buried Glory's ashes under her favorite shade tree beside The Courtyard pond, we knew we could never let Miri go. The two will always be together, here at Majestic.

Miri is a little shy with people, but completely lovable. We can just hold her in our arms and snuggle her up. She is a low and slow waddler and completely perfect.

After losing Glory, Miri made immediate friends with newcomer and special needs boy Benny. Benny walks with a pronounced limp and Miri took to loving and protecting him within a day of meeting him. We were certain that Benny reminded Miri of her missed best friend.

Miri and Benny enjoyed a few months together before she was diagnosed with cancer. We made sure she was happy and comfortable through her last weeks with us utilizing medicines to control any discomfort. And then one day she had that look in her eye that told us she was tired and she did not want to eat or waddle around anymore.

We brought her inside for one last warm bath and a nice cozy blow dry and then we gave her a few last minutes with her friends before taking her to our vet and helping her in her journey over to the other side. We held her in our arms, cuddled in a blanket, petting her, loving her and promising her that her life-long and best friend Glory would soon be by her side to greet her.

Read more about Miri in our newsletters: January 2009, February 2009 and March 2009.

 


| Go to Ducks and Geese Adopted Page 25|

 

Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

 
 

Web Design 2005 Abby L. Garcia
Contact Webmaster