(EBOOK/EPUB) [Enslaved by Ducks]

  • Paperback
  • 308
  • Enslaved by Ducks
  • Bob Tarte
  • English
  • 04 December 2020
  • 9781565124509

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Characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bob Tarte Bob Tarte ↠ 0 Free download Summary ç Enslaved by Ducks 100 Er the fate of those who are slaves to their animals or regarding his story as a cautionary tale about the rigors of animal ownership readers on both sides of the fence have found Tarte's story of his chaotic suawking household irresistible and irresistibly funn. I really enjoyed this tender and hilarious book about going from the head of the household to the bottom of the pecking order After they move to rural Michigan Bob and Linda Tarte accumulate all kinds of friendly and not so friendly pets over a ten year time span The author and his wife don t really set out to end up with ducks geese rabbits parrots turkeys cats parakeets doves and canaries and they make lots of mistakes including neglecting to do the proper research on their animal kingdom acuisitions at first I could see how this might distress some readers but I agree with an earlier reviewer that we all make mistakes and learn from them whether raising pets children or just generally interacting with each other I loved the author s realization that his very routine chores for all the pets such as trudging out in below freezing temperatures to break up the ice in the duck pond or shoveling loads of goose droppings actually brought him joy reminding me also not to discount the divine in the routine I also appreciated the author s insight about pet ownership at the end of the book The comings and goings of so many pets added richness and complexity to the years that followed Our enslavement to them helped teach me a smidgen of patience tolerance and respect that I even applied to people from time to time The antics of the Tarte s pets the two bunnies who cuddled through their cages but attacked each other if they were released at the same time the parrot who cursed the pet sitter the mixed breed duckling hatched by a goose combined with their owner s touching devotion through sickness and health makes this a fun and poignant read for those of us also owned by our pets

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Characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bob Tarte Bob Tarte ↠ 0 Free download Summary ç Enslaved by Ducks 100 Nd himself constructing cages buying feed clearing duck waste and spoon feeding a menagerie of furry and feathery residents His life of uiet serenity vanished and he unwittingly became a servant to a relentlessly demanding familyWhether commiserating with Bob ov. This book is supposed to be funny and cute but it s a downer Animal hoarding isn t adorable no matter how much sarcasm one sad and passive man pours all over it About a third of the way in the author casually mentions his struggle with life long panic attacks and bouts of depression Ah yes how whimsical and fun When his regular doctor recommends an active hobby instead of anti depressants said writer eventually finds somebody to write him a prescription for Zoloft with few uestions asked A pill will not stand up to a wife who wishes to fill the house and yard with surrogate furred and feathered babies The saddest part is when the author mentions that his mood is great at work but when at home he falls into a depressed stupor and can hardly function Let s replace human relationships with the care of of dozens of animals How can the man not realize the cause of his depression How can people think this book is cute Sadder still are the animals that are injured killed because of the unfortunate lack of knowledge these people have before purchasing pets This is the kind of couple that buys a friggin sugar glider on impulse cause they see some in a mall around Christmas Buy first learn something later or maybe after the animal dies Anybody dumb enough to permit a ring neck dove which I personally have around a parrot doesn t need a house full of birds And the fact that the clown was angry at the parrot for hurting the dove if even only for a short time shows just how vey little these people ever bother to learn about the nature of the animals they are collecting Ever notice how happy balanced people tend to have happy balanced pets And wacky folks gravitate towards crazy pets because it gives them something to be crazy and weird about This couple falls into the latter category Think of the first little parrot Ollie that they purchase and then return to the pet shop because it is horribly noisy and bites Shortly afterwards they decide to get him back because they miss his awesome personality This is not laugh out loud stories about beloved family pets This book is a window into psychosis

Characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bob Tarte

Characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bob Tarte Bob Tarte ↠ 0 Free download Summary ç Enslaved by Ducks 100 When Bob Tarte bought a house in rural Michigan he was counting on a tranuil haven Then Bob married Linda She wanted a rabbit which seemed innocuous enough until the bunny chewed through their electrical wiring And that was just the beginning Before long Bob fou. I m torn about this book I would have given it 4 or 5 stars based on it being a really charming humorous tale of a city raised petless guy marrying a woman who loves animals and their adventures moving to the country and getting rabbits various indoor birds geese ducks and turkeys On that level I found it really enjoyable readingHowever I was disturbed by their attitude toward animal ownership in a couple of ways They repeatedly get animals on the spur of the moment with no forethought or planning usually from breeders or pet stores Then they repeatedly end up taking the animals back after a few days or giving them away a few months later when they turn out to be hard to handle or don t get along with their other pets I can see this once or twice but the consistent and then off we were to get this animal we d only heard about 5 minutes before attitude started to annoy me You d think they might learn from previous mistakes to be a little deliberate in their animal collecting decisions They also give their animals away to strangers also often breeders and make them promise not to ever sell or eat the animals which seems to assuage their consciences Well one when you give away an animal people can do whatever they want with it And even if they don t sell your particular ex pet if it s a breeder they re certainly going to dispose of the babies in some way So it seemed naive to be all they promised to give him a good homeAlso in a few places I felt that the kind thing to do would have been to euthanize an animal that was suffering rather than let a sickness or injury drag on with the animal struggling to walk unable to eat on its own gasping for breath and so on It s one thing to try to treat an animal for a while but there comes a point that it might be the time to kindly euthanize it And it felt like they felt that was cruel when it might have been nicerSo that s why I m torn about the book charming and humorously written but with some issues that disturb me