Sunday Night Open Thread: Sweetest Couple On The Block


I was going to wait until I had video before posting about these two, but who knows when that will be. When I go out into the yard, it disrupts the dynamic.

Penelope Pearl has a crush on Bixby (more photos here) and I melt watching her follow him around.

I mentioned in a previous thread that her hormones have hit hard. She comes to me for skritches when it gets to be too much. Which is adorable.  But her main focus has been Bixby and he’s all cool with it. I just worry about him stepping on her accidentally.

I’ll keep trying for video, because she calls after him as she goes.

Open thread


37 replies
  1. 1
    Yutsano says:

    That’s quackers!

  2. 2
    SiubhanDuinne says:



  3. 3
    Yutsano says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Pearl just wants her own ducklings, is that so wrong?

    I am totally gushing over this BTW.

  4. 4
    eclare says:

    So adorable! And thanks for the earworm :)

  5. 5
    mrmoshpotato says:

    Anyone else want Penelope Pearl to hop on Bixby’s back and ride around in style?

    “What’s that?”
    “Oh, just one of my ducks riding around on one of my Great Danes.”

  6. 6
    MagdaInBlack says:

    I love it ! 💝 Thank you !

  7. 7

    @eclare: RIght? I swear all week I just start humming in and groan loadly each time!

  8. 8
    zhena gogolia says:

    So cute.

  9. 9
    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    P/earl and Bixby! Never a dull day at your place. Summer, and the newest duck follows v the bigger dog. Of corse.

  10. 10
    Rob says:

    This is what I needed to see and read tonight!

  11. 11
    JPL says:

    John had a link earlier to your site and they are so cute together. This is what we all needed.

  12. 12
    ThresherK says:

    @mrmoshpotato: With a little saddle and reins? Oh, yeah!

  13. 13
    Tazj says:

    Ducks, dogs and cats living together? What’s next? Those pictures are so cute.

    @mrmoshpotato: Yes, I would like to see that too, as long as it wouldn’t be too dangerous for her. I had to laugh at what you wrote because it reminded me of that video that went around a year ago. The one where a family caught the neighbor’s corgi catching a ride on their pony’s back.

  14. 14
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    I am totally gushing over this BTW.

    Oh yeah. This is the sweetest thing!

  15. 15
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Can you delete my comment?

  16. 16
    JPL says:

    This ad makes me want to go out and buy Nikes

  17. 17
    Mary G says:

    So happy to see Bixby healthy and walking normally, so he can continue his duck-charming ways. Hope you’re able to get a video at some point.

  18. 18
    eclare says:

    @Tazj: I remember that video!

  19. 19
    Baud says:

    Theirs was a forbidden love…

  20. 20
    Joy in FL says:

    Oh, they are so sweet. <3

  21. 21
    CaseyL says:

    @Baud: … only by logistics :)

    I often think the only real justification for the human species is to teach other species to be friends not only with us, but with one another.

  22. 22
    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Theirs was a forbidden love…

    The love that dare not quack its name.

    EDIT: Brokequack Mountain

  23. 23
    eclare says:

    USMNT plays Mexico at Soldier Field for the Gold Cup final in about twenty minutes.

  24. 24

    @mrmoshpotato: the cute one about Penelope riding on Bixby??

  25. 25
    rikyrah says:

    Pearl Pearl Pearl😍😍😍
    This picture is so adorable😊😊😊
    So happy to see Bixby up and about🙏🙏👊👊

  26. 26
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Yes, and the replies. I’ll repost.

  27. 27
    Tazj says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Sorry, I know you weren’t being serious and you were just making a joke. My apologies.

  28. 28
    Aleta says:

    Breakfast at Bixby’s

  29. 29
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Tazj: No worries. I messed up my name.

  30. 30

    @mrmoshpotato: I fixed your name, it was easier. :-)

  31. 31
    Mai Naem mobile says:

    In this picture Penelope looks like one of those kitschy ceramic ducks.

  32. 32
    Patricia Kayden says:

    Wow. Penelope Pearl has taught me that even female ducks go through menopause. /s

  33. 33
    eclare says:

    Is it just me or does Penelope always seem to be smiling?

  34. 34
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Cool. Thanks!

  35. 35
    tokyokie says:

    @JPL: Of course, the Dutch side is also outfitted by Nike, so the Oregon folks had everything covered.

  36. 36
    Jay says:

    Their kids are either going to be the the ultimate water dogs or the most fetching fucks.

    ( SWMBO said I had to say that).

  37. 37
    Zinsky says:

    There should be an “after” picture (photoshopped, of course) of some white feathers and duck bones, picked clean with the dog licking his chops….

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