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Well, before I was hatched, my Mom had gone to a neighbor's house for a garage sale. He had baby ducks out in his yard for sale, and so she went home to talk it over with the family. Well, they decided that a duck would be a great pet, so 2 weeks later, she was called on the phone and told that I had hatched! She came to get her baby duck, and was picking 2 ducks. There were 3 of us that had hatched-2 Pekins and me, a Blue-Swedish/Ro- uen mix. She wanted to get 2 yellow duckies, but then she thought I was so cute because I looked like a penguin or a duck wearing a tuxedo. She took me and Alfred (a Pekin) home. Alfred died from west nile virus a month later and I was sad, but Mom bought me a new sister named Jane. Well, Jane was killed by a Hawk, which made me very mad. I beat the hawk to death with my wings. I was very proud of myself, but I was still sad and scared so I hid under my cage until Mom came home. I miss Alfred and Jane a lot, but my Mom and I are closer than ever!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Cliffie

I am a Dove from Rochester, MN.

Cliffton, Duck-duck, Cliffie-poo

14 years old   F


I like tomatoes a LOT, but I like pretty much any other food out there. I didn't get to be 7 pounds by being a picky eater!

I like to sit next to my ugly plastic duck lawn ornament, under the trampoline, or in the water when we go to the lake for vacation!

I hate it when everyone calls me a "he." I lay eggs! I'm a GIRL! I also hate that I had to share my backyard with a dog. He wouldn't leave me alone, either! So, I bit him all the time. I also hate that there are lots of groups for bird owners, but nobody recognizes pet ducks! I'm a bird too! See? *flaps wings*

My Mom protects me and does her best to keep me safe. She also takes me shopping with her because she knows I love to roam around in stores. She also brings me lots of treats and goes swimming a LOT with me!

I like to bite dogs... My neighbors got a new dog and he kept sticking his nose under the fence to grab me, so I bit his nose. He had to have surgery and everything! I also like to dive in the water when I go on vacation with my Mom. I bring her lots of presents! Sometimes she's not so thrilled with my gifts though.. .especially when they're dead..

*mumble* *mumble* *quack* *mumble* *mumble* *food* *mumble* *mumble* *quack* *mumble*.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hey Cliffie!
I know exactly what you mean about people not recognizing certain birds! You are absolutley GORGEOUS, and have the intelligence and same birdy like qualities that many of the bird world share. Parrots are just popular, that's why they get so much attention. But wouldn't it be nice to have Cliffie on the cover of Bird Talk one month? You know, for all the duck owners out there.

Come visit me, Cash, Juunana, Bakura, Walter Poe & General Grievous.

01/22/2008 07:17.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cliffie!
You certainly are a beautiful duck! I know what you mom means by your colors being iridescent. Most people think I'm brown, but when I am in the sun it looks like I was dipped in purple laquer! And so brave!! Poppy the warrior lory is impressed! Welcome to the club! We love the picture of you and your "Mom".

Come visit me, Poppy & Beeper.

12/20/2007 02:05.18 PM Report This Comment  
  }·> Hi My Friend
11/30/2007 05:19.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hawk in the yard!!
I got up this morning, looked out the window, and there was a HUGE hawk sitting in the crab-apple tree right off the deck! I took a few pictures of it (I'll post them later) and went down to make sure Cliffie was Ok. She was fine but she was scared. I scared the hawk away by opening a dog treat box-the neighbors german pointers come running every time. They saw the hawk and chased it off. I put Cliffie in her "run" (12 foot long covered outdoor cage) and am keeping a close eye on her. Now that Cliffie is older, she is actually larger than the hawk, but after the incident with Jane, she is terrified of them.

Come visit me, Kai, Lucy & Cliffie.

11/27/2007 08:02.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cliffle!
I just flew by to say Welcome to the Bird Channel! I'm so sorry to hear a about what happened to Alfred and Jane. I LOVE your picture! My name is Honey Bun and I've been a member for about a month and a half now. The birds and their parronts are all really great. I've made lots of new friends here and you will, too. Here's a vote for you! I hope you can come by for a visit. I hope we can be friends. Beaky kisses, Honey Bun

Come visit me, Miss Mimi Molly May Aug 5, 2012 Gone WIth My Heart, Sweetie, Dew Drop Aug 5, 2012 Gone With My Heart, Siesta-July 22, 2012 Gone with my heart!, Twinkie, Cookie, Honey Bun-04-11-2011 Gone With a Piece of My Heart, Cera-Once in a lifetime BBF-miss u! 2015, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

11/26/2007 10:45.34 PM Report This Comment  
  A little clarification
I guess I never explained Cliffie's name (and I know she's not a dove, it was the closest to "duck" on the list. She's actually a Blue Swedish/Rouen mix duck). When I got her, I named her Cliffton, assuming she was a "he". As she grew up, her head was iridescent green (she is completely iridescent-all the black parts on her body will shine blue, green, purple, pink, or red in the sun) so it re-enforced the idea that she was a male. Well, when she was about 6 months old, I came home from a concert and found an egg in her nest! She's laid 1-2 every day since then. I had to shorten her name to something a little more..."girly" so it's Cliffie now.

Come visit me, Kai, Lucy & Cliffie.

11/25/2007 02:22.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr Cliffie `Ü´
11/25/2007 01:52.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Update on Cliffie
Well to start with a little background: Cliffie broke a toe about 2 years ago after it got stuck between the bricks surrounding the garden. It healed well, but it remains swollen with cartilage. She's learned to walk well with it, hardly limping at all, and she can still run around to chase the squirrels and bunnies. Well about 3 weeks ago, she got her to caught in something (still don't know what it is) and ripped the toenail off a toe on the same foot as the broken toe. It got infected and she had to be put on antibiotics. The vet said that if the toenail never grew back, she could operate to make the swelling from the broken toe go away so that Cliffie could walk without limping.
Well I've been saving the money for the operation, just in case, but I went outside today and saw that there's about 1/8" of nail starting to grow! Cliffie was confused about why I was hugging her and giving her lots of treats for no reason, but she didn't complain!

Come visit me, Kai, Lucy & Cliffie.

11/25/2007 12:21.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the bird channel
you poor thing you have been through so much. I hope maybe some day you'll be able to have a new friend. Hope you'll come by and see us. I have a friend named Waddles who is a
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11/25/2007 11:11.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the Bird Channel!!
Cliffie, it's a pleasure to meet you! You are a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL creature and the photo of you and your Mom together is just gorgeous. I'm sorry that "Duck" was not an available species option when you were creating your page... maybe you will inspire a change in that department! I just LOVED reading all about you. I'm so very sorry about Alfred & Jane... I know how attached duckies are to their friends. I'm impressed with your gallantry! What a brave gal you are!! To take on a dog... wow! Impressive! I'm so glad you've joined the flock here on the BC. I would love to hear more of your live such an exciting life!! I have one tiny little request; MORE PICTURES!! You're just so beautiful... Looking forward to being your friend... R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('> Thank You, Friends!!.

11/24/2007 11:25.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Cliffie
We used to live on a lake so I love ducks. Nice to see you here! Welcome, here's a vote for you.

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11/24/2007 10:29.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cliffie
Here is a welcome to BC vote for you. You are my first duck friend. My mom plays golf and loves to feed the ducks and geese. Stay warm up there is MN. Bye bye.

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11/24/2007 10:04.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cliffie
You are a cute duck and am glad you joined the club. You got our vote and cheech to you later.

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11/24/2007 08:29.37 AM Report This Comment  
Welcome to BC!!! Here's a vote!!!
Cooper and Ridley

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11/24/2007 07:44.28 AM Report This Comment  
  welcme from BOBA
good morning,its getting cold here and mommy said daddy need to turn on the heater soon as possible,because she don't like the cold,but she said we don't need to worrie that we will get the white stuff here,she said its called snow,its never get that cold here.we had a great day yesterday,we got lots of playtime on the tree,we went early to bed here and we are still sleepy,but mommy couldn't sleep anymore,daddy already left for work.i'm sure we'll get lots of playtime today again,because nothing else to do here.hope you have a great day,hit the votie thingy for you,beaky kisses and wing hugs Boba

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11/24/2007 06:34.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy, Gracie and Lil Bird!
Welcome to Bc!!!!You will have lots of fun on here and learn about all kinds of birds!!!We are 3 birds from Jersey..a Grey a Hahn's Macaw and a Green Cheek Conure.We are giving you a welcome vote...stop by and visit!!AND WE KNOW YOU'RE NOT A DOVE!!!

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11/23/2007 08:31.24 PM Report This Comment  
  ELEGANT DUCK in a tuxedo
What a brave bird. Congratulations on a wonderful Mommy, too.


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