Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Quack Grows Quiet

As you know, AlmostPerfectPets is a blog about all disabled pets, not just cats and dogs. Today, I'd like to share with you the too-short story of Sebastian the Duck, discovered struggling just to stay alive by her adopted mom, Sharon.

Sharon and baby Sebastian

She picked Sebastian out of a garbage pile and raised her without even an inkling of what to do with a duck, especially one that couldn't walk. But the persistence of a mother's love, dogged determination and the help of good friends brought them successfully through all the challenges, and Sebastian grew into a beautiful, friendly, happy duck.

Sebastian in her go-cart

Alas, unlike dragons, ducks don't live forever. Sebastian waited just long enough to spend a last Christmas with her mom before crossing the Rainbow Bridge at the ripe old age of 12. Please visit her memorial page at HandicappedPets, because everyone deserves to be remembered. Even a little white duck who never knew the joy of paddling her legs in a pond, but managed to steal the heart of a full-grown human. And mine, I might add.

Here's a beautiful YouTube tribute to Sebastian's life here on Earth.

Splash on, Sebastian. Love endures.


The OP Pack said...

What a wonderful Mom Sebastian had! We know he will be welcomed at the Rainbow Bridge by many of our beloved pets.

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

Oh bless Sebastian's mom for giving him such a wonderful life. I am so sorry for his loss... but so thrilled he was given a chance to live a long and happy life!

Barbara Techel
Author & Proud Mom of Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog
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Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Glad he got to have a happy life!