Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Rubber Chicken begins the Search for the Fuzzy Duck

To read the previous edition of our feathered friend's love drama, go here.

After discovering the Fuzzy Duck had gone to rescue her mother from the evil Skull Face in the attic, the Rubber Chicken set out in the dark of night to rescue his feathered love.

At first, he simply ran around the streets in a fit of panic.

"What should I do?" he fretted, flapping his wings frantically. "Where should I go? There's a million places she could be!"

Terrible images raced through his mind. What if the Fuzzy Duck was hurt? What if she had been captured by the Skull Face's evil hooligans? What if....the last thought was so horrifying he couldn't bear to finish it. Gnashing his beak together, he threw himself down in front of the restaurant they went to on their first date.

"It's useless," he whispered to himself, his wings dangling by his sides. "I'm just a rubber chicken. How can I rescue her?"

"First, you have to stop sniveling!" a voice snapped.

"It's not romantic," a second voice scolded him.

"Buck up, chin up!" a third voice cheered.

"Do you have any pie?" a fourth voice answered.

The Rubber Chicken looked up in astonishment. He rubbed his eyes and blinked a few times. He couldn't believe what he was seeing.

"Hello," he said uncertainly.

"Hello," the first duck said.

"How do you do?" the second duck asked.

"Why are you still wuffling on the ground?" the third duck asked.

"Do you like chicken nuggets or are you morally opposed to them?" the fourth duck asked.

The Rubber Chicken blinked. He had never been asked so many questions at once. "Actually, I'm looking for a girl," he said. "The Fuzzy Duck. Have you seen her?"

"The one with frizzy feathers?" the first duck asked.

"She was here yesterday," the second duck said.

"With the Yellow Chicken," the third duck confirmed.

"You might want to check with her," the fourth duck advised. "She's at the late night cafe down the street."

"Thanks!" the Rubber Chicken cried. Cheered, he hurried down the road towards the late night cafe. When he got there, only a few patrons were sprinkled about the booths. The Yellow Chicken was munching on apple pie and a entire carton of ice cream when he burst through the door.

"Excuse me, ma'am!" he cried. "I'm in desperate need of your aid!"

"Not my pie, I hope," the hen clucked, pulling her plate closer to her feathered breast.

"Oh no," the Rubber Chicken assured her. "I'm looking for the Fuzzy Duck. Do you know where she is?"

"We had a lovely lunch yesterday,"the Yellow Chicken chortled, waving her spoon in the air. "Corn salad with tomato and grasshopper soup and honey macaroons! Delicious!"

"Yes," the Rubber Chicken agreed. "It sounds lovely. Did the Fuzzy Duck mention any plans?"

The Yellow Chicken chewed on her pie for a moment. "She was going to the Mr. B, the banker," she said finally. "You might check with him. He comes to the bank at 7 a.m., so you might meet him then."

"Thanks!" the Rubber Chicken shouted. Enthused, he hurried home. The next morning, he bolted out of bed and raced to the bank. He was there by 6:30 a.m. Burying into his rubber feathers, he had almost fallen asleep when he saw the silver banker ascending the bank steps.

"Excuse me!" he shouted. "May I ask you a question?"

"What?" the silver pig snapped. "Time is money, money is time! Unless your question revolves around quarters or dimes, that's no concern of mine!"

The Rubber Chicken blinked, then shook his head. "I'm looking for the Fuzzy Duck," he said. "Do you know where she went?"

"Foolish duck!" the silver pig cried. "She took all her money and drained her account! There's not a quarter, a dime or even a penny left to count!"

"But where did she go?" the Rubber Chicken pressed. "Did she say?"

"The Taco Dog," the silver pig snapped, pulling keys out of the slot on his back to open the door. "Time is money, money is time! Unless you have bank business, this is goodbye!" The silver pig hurried into the bank and slammed the door. Shacking his feathered head, the pig hurried to the Taco Dog. By this late in the morning, it was crowded with customers wanting tasty breakfast tacos. The Rubber Chicken shoved his way to the front.

"Taco, burrito or tamale?" the Taco Dog inquired.

"None of the above," the Rubber Chicken replied. "I'm looking for the Fuzzy Duck."

"She likes burritos," the Taco Dog assured him. "Eggs, bacon and cheese. With a splash of beans."

"Where is she?" the Rubber Chicken asked, his patience fading.

"I don't know," the Taco Dog shrugged. "She hasn't been in for breakfast in two days. Next customer!" he called, looking over the Rubber Chicken's shoulder.

Pushing through the crowd, the Rubber Chicken plopped down on a bench and buried his head in his feathers. "It's hopeless," he muttered to himself. "She's so far gone I'll never catch her."

"Not necessarily."

The Rubber Chicken jerked his head up and gasped. "Who are you?"

"I can help," a pink cupid snorted, his snout twitching as his wings fluttered. "Let me introduce myself..."

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! We have all sorts of whimsical fun this week. Tomorrow, we have a new Gift! Then we've got a new Twirl, a new addition to the Pond and a family recipe that will have you drooling into your keyboards. Get ready for a whimsical week at the Pond!


Kristina P. said...

I love the animal tales!

Pearl said...

omgod! you are like, adorableness in a bottle!

hahahahaha when i read about the banker pig, my mind immediately changed "voices" in my head. love it!

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jenjen said...

Yay for the pink cupid. I hope she will swoop in and save the day! Cute story Duckie!

I hope you are having a great weekend filled with ribs and pie!


Melissa Miller said...

A flying pink pig?...
I am hooked...

Heather said...

so adorable!! i love the taco dog - and the banker! you have quite the cast of characters around your joint!

Kelly said...

Girl, you're too much!! I love it!! Can't wait to read more~So hurry!! ;)

Aunt Spicy said...

Okay, that is classic!

Happy cook said...

Wow you have so much cute animals there.

Bee and Rose said...

Can I just say that I LOVE this story! Pink Cupid Pig...AWESOME! I love this cast of lovies!

Can't wait to read more!!!!

Debbie said...

I don't know how you think this up!

Juliet said...

I love the four layer duck. I laughed out loud when I saw the pic given the comments that preceeded it.. :)

Anonymous said...

Your stories are so much fun. You have a regular menagerie of animals in your house with which to work!

{Katie Lane} said...

That rubber chicken reminds of of the pickle that you are suppose to find hiding in the Christmas tree!

noble pig said...

Love the silver pig! And I swear that rubber chicken is good for a laugh every time.

Reeni♥ said...

I love the pig! He's so cute!!

Anonymous said...

You know what is just as fun as the adventures of Ducky and Chicken is seeing all the cute animal knick-knacks in your house (that come alive in your story)!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

The whole time I kept thinking how cool it would be to be a kid visiting your place and hearing the stories with all of the characters there :)

Emily said...

Hello! Thanks for the comment! Thanks for dropping by to say Hi!

pam said...

What a unexpected twist in the plot!

Anonymous said...

Ha! The taco dog is my favorite character.
You've got an assortment of animals living in your home, don't you?

Cakelaw said...

The rubber chicken makes me laugh just looking at it!

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

Oh, seriously. I think we could be long-lost sisters.

You complete me. (And crack me up!)

Keep up the fantabulous blogging (and THANKS for your nice comment the other day! It's so sweet of you to stop by!)

Pietro said...

Great creativity in this tale!

Marie said...

Love the way this wonderful story is progressing Duckie! Oh how am I ever going to manage without your stories for the time I am away!! I'll have ever so much to catch up on when I get home!! I wish I was meeting you as well! That would be so wonderful. Perhaps I'll have the chance to take another trip, or you and Ben will? One can but dream! Love you loads and loads! You are a brilliant writer that just gets better and better! XXOO

doggybloggy said...

freaking me out - in a bottle

Anonymous said...

You seriously must have too much fun at your house!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The pig is my favorite. You continue to amaze me.

Rosie said...

Love your rubber chicken Duckie!

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

He he he. I love this. The photos and dialog are both so cute.


Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Too cute! Love your creativity. I had planned to send him directly into the dark scary attic.

Kelli said...

So fun to read! You are one talented writer!

Tracy said...

To be continued...
why do you do this to meee!?!?! hahaha!!!

Lovin the story girl!!!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Have you seen the movie "Best in Show"? I think there's a scene in there that you will appreciate.

kellypea said...

Taco dog? ;) You have me thinking about every "animal" I have in this house and feeling quite guilty about the blue & white conejo I gave to the good will recently...Awwww....

Spring Fricks said...

Too funny.

Michelle said...

Okay, I think this is slowly becoming my favorite tale! I love that you're adding the other animal characters!! You have such the imagination! Everytime you show the rubber chicken face I start laughing.

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