'I'm just taking the duck for a walk...'

Wayne O'Donnell taking his duck Boris for a walk

Wayne O'Donnell and Boris the duck

One of Wayne O'Donnell's favourite tricks with Boris is to put the duck on his head

First published in Romsey Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

WHEN Wayne O’Donnell takes his pet for a walk around his Hampshire town, the looks on people’s faces leave no doubts they think he’s quackers.

And there’s no ducking the issue, Boris isn’t the normal type of creature you’d expect to see loyally wandering along behind his owner, let alone sitting peacefully in the passenger seat of a car, enjoying a sip of beer in a bar or strolling along a Spanish beach.

But Wayne, from Romsey, insists that was part of the appeal of having an Aylesbury duck for a pet.

“People sort of look gobsmacked. They can’t work it out,” he said.

“But it’s the dogs that really can’t work it out and sit there and think ‘what are you?’, but he’s not worried at all by them.

“He doesn’t think he’s a duck.

“He is an unusual pet, but they’re very intelligent creatures. People say to me ‘why have you got a duck?’ and I say ‘why have you got a dog’?”

Wayne, 41, who works as a caravan technician, has had Boris – named after the village in Ireland where he first had a pet duck, until it was stolen by a postman – since he was a day-old hatchling.

And in the near-four years since, they have become inseparable, with one of the duck’s favourite tricks being to lie on his owner’s head.

When Wayne takes his pet for walks around town from his Portersbridge Street home, Boris happily waddles alongside him without the need for a lead to keep him under control.

He said: “I try to take him out for walks every day.

“It’s what attracted me to Romsey, because it’s a lot quieter and easier to take him out than it was when I lived in Bath.”

And not liking to be apart from his pet has even seen Wayne take Boris with him for a holiday in the Spanish resort of Sitges, near Barcelona.

He said: “I’ve got friends there and they didn’t believe I had a duck that I walked around with me, so I thought ‘right, I’ll prove it’.

“I hired a villa which was brilliant for him, but he stayed in two hotels in France on the drive down.

“It was brilliant in Sitges because I could take him everywhere – the streets are narrow so he could walk around, he even came on the beach.

“But before I left they wanted to treat him as if he was going in the food chain and test him for salmonella and all sorts.

“I said anyone who eats him deserves all they get – he’s a pet. Eventually the head of pet control said it was fine.”

And although Boris took to foreign travel like a duck to water, that’s the one thing he’s not so keen on.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t teach him how to swim,” said Wayne.

“I used to take him out on canal boats and he stayed on the deck because he doesn’t like getting in water.”

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8:44am Fri 27 Apr 12

TheTruthIknow says...

QUAAAAACK
QUAAAAACK TheTruthIknow
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9:31am Fri 27 Apr 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Good weather for it.
Good weather for it. OSPREYSAINT
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9:33am Fri 27 Apr 12

Stillness says...

Someone has to say it. The man is quackers.
Someone has to say it. The man is quackers. Stillness
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10:19am Fri 27 Apr 12

Tone says...

Brilliant. I had a pet duck as a child and agree with the comment in the article "He doesn’t think he’s a duck". Mine thought he was a small human with feathers and was actually slightly afraid of other ducks because he didn't recognise them. Would have to cover his eyes if we got out the Chinese takeaway menu though.
Brilliant. I had a pet duck as a child and agree with the comment in the article "He doesn’t think he’s a duck". Mine thought he was a small human with feathers and was actually slightly afraid of other ducks because he didn't recognise them. Would have to cover his eyes if we got out the Chinese takeaway menu though. Tone
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11:21am Fri 27 Apr 12

Smartiepants says...

Great story, something nice and a bit lighthearted for a change.
Great story, something nice and a bit lighthearted for a change. Smartiepants
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11:21am Fri 27 Apr 12

Smartiepants says...

Great story, something nice and a bit lighthearted for a change.
Great story, something nice and a bit lighthearted for a change. Smartiepants
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11:27am Fri 27 Apr 12

Stillness says...

Smartiepants wrote:
Great story, something nice and a bit lighthearted for a change.
So good you had to say it twice lol.
[quote][p][bold]Smartiepants[/bold] wrote: Great story, something nice and a bit lighthearted for a change.[/p][/quote]So good you had to say it twice lol. Stillness
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11:30am Fri 27 Apr 12

MisterGrimsdale says...

I want to know more about this postman. Name names dammit.
I want to know more about this postman. Name names dammit. MisterGrimsdale
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1:50pm Fri 27 Apr 12

wheresthemoneygone says...

Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.
Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison. wheresthemoneygone
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2:22pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Tone says...

wheresthemoneygone wrote:
Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.
I don't think "quack" was a statement about censorship and free press as such...
[quote][p][bold]wheresthemoneygone[/bold] wrote: Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.[/p][/quote]I don't think "quack" was a statement about censorship and free press as such... Tone
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2:47pm Fri 27 Apr 12

lambo83 says...

wheresthemoneygone wrote:
Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.
Who ruffled your feathers?
[quote][p][bold]wheresthemoneygone[/bold] wrote: Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.[/p][/quote]Who ruffled your feathers? lambo83
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2:58pm Fri 27 Apr 12

clausentum says...

MisterGrimsdale wrote:
I want to know more about this postman. Name names dammit.
Darn right! Duck-snatching is a heinous crime that needs to be exposed. But, this article poses further important questions than the identity of the tea-leaf postman.

What happened to this publicity-seeking Ducks second "s" in his name? Maybe it got stolen by the scary local womenfolk of Boriss?

www.demotix.com/news
/30965/borris-horse-
fair

And, most mysterious of all, where is the strolling Boris in this short but enthralling National Geographic video?

www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=jRROlOZETi8
[quote][p][bold]MisterGrimsdale[/bold] wrote: I want to know more about this postman. Name names dammit.[/p][/quote]Darn right! Duck-snatching is a heinous crime that needs to be exposed. But, this article poses further important questions than the identity of the tea-leaf postman. What happened to this publicity-seeking Ducks second "s" in his name? Maybe it got stolen by the scary local womenfolk of Boriss? www.demotix.com/news /30965/borris-horse- fair And, most mysterious of all, where is the strolling Boris in this short but enthralling National Geographic video? www.youtube.com/watc h?v=jRROlOZETi8 clausentum
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3:20pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Tone says...

lambo83 wrote:
wheresthemoneygone wrote:
Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.
Who ruffled your feathers?
You're just ducking the issue.
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wheresthemoneygone[/bold] wrote: Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.[/p][/quote]Who ruffled your feathers?[/p][/quote]You're just ducking the issue. Tone
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4:28pm Fri 27 Apr 12

clausentum says...

If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald".

He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with.

But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head.

Wikipedia extract:

“Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.”

I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy".

I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.
If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald". He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with. But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head. Wikipedia extract: “Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.” I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy". I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox. clausentum
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7:42pm Fri 27 Apr 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

A quick chorus of Teal we Meet Again. Goldeneye, Let Scoter San Francisco, Eiderweis, or Unchained Mallardy perhaps?
A quick chorus of Teal we Meet Again. Goldeneye, Let Scoter San Francisco, Eiderweis, or Unchained Mallardy perhaps? OSPREYSAINT
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8:09pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Linesman says...

clausentum wrote:
If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald".

He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with.

But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head.

Wikipedia extract:

“Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.”

I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy".

I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.
I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake.

Whatever, it just a load of bowls!
[quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald". He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with. But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head. Wikipedia extract: “Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.” I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy". I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.[/p][/quote]I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake. Whatever, it just a load of bowls! Linesman
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8:10pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Linesman says...

Linesman wrote:
clausentum wrote:
If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald".

He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with.

But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head.

Wikipedia extract:

“Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.”

I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy".

I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.
I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake.

Whatever, it just a load of bowls!
Which means we can all Raleigh round!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald". He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with. But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head. Wikipedia extract: “Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.” I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy". I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.[/p][/quote]I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake. Whatever, it just a load of bowls![/p][/quote]Which means we can all Raleigh round! Linesman
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8:28pm Fri 27 Apr 12

clausentum says...

Linesman wrote:
clausentum wrote:
If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald".

He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with.

But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head.

Wikipedia extract:

“Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.”

I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy".

I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.
I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake.

Whatever, it just a load of bowls!
Did you intend writing:

"Whatever, it's just a load of balls"? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald". He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with. But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head. Wikipedia extract: “Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.” I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy". I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.[/p][/quote]I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake. Whatever, it just a load of bowls![/p][/quote]Did you intend writing: "Whatever, it's just a load of balls"? ;-) clausentum
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9:20pm Fri 27 Apr 12

clausentum says...

Linesman wrote:
Linesman wrote:
clausentum wrote:
If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald".

He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with.

But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head.

Wikipedia extract:

“Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.”

I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy".

I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.
I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake.

Whatever, it just a load of bowls!
Which means we can all Raleigh round!
Hoe Hoe Hoe !
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald". He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with. But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head. Wikipedia extract: “Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.” I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy". I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.[/p][/quote]I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake. Whatever, it just a load of bowls![/p][/quote]Which means we can all Raleigh round![/p][/quote]Hoe Hoe Hoe ! clausentum
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9:31pm Fri 27 Apr 12

J.P.M says...

wheresthemoneygone wrote:
Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.
Gerald Howarth has insisted he has no reason to apologise after claiming furniture and household items on taxpayer-funded expenses for his Farnborough home.

The Conservative MP for Aldershot, Farnborough and Yateley said he had “acted within the rules” by making the claims.

Unlike fellow Tories Michael Gove, MP for Camberley and Ash, and North East Hampshire MP James Arbuthnot, who have both issued apologies, Mr Howarth has not committed himself to pay any of the money back
[quote][p][bold]wheresthemoneygone[/bold] wrote: Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.[/p][/quote]Gerald Howarth has insisted he has no reason to apologise after claiming furniture and household items on taxpayer-funded expenses for his Farnborough home. The Conservative MP for Aldershot, Farnborough and Yateley said he had “acted within the rules” by making the claims. Unlike fellow Tories Michael Gove, MP for Camberley and Ash, and North East Hampshire MP James Arbuthnot, who have both issued apologies, Mr Howarth has not committed himself to pay any of the money back J.P.M
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9:31pm Fri 27 Apr 12

J.P.M says...

wheresthemoneygone wrote:
Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.
Gerald Howarth has insisted he has no reason to apologise after claiming furniture and household items on taxpayer-funded expenses for his Farnborough home.

The Conservative MP for Aldershot, Farnborough and Yateley said he had “acted within the rules” by making the claims.

Unlike fellow Tories Michael Gove, MP for Camberley and Ash, and North East Hampshire MP James Arbuthnot, who have both issued apologies, Mr Howarth has not committed himself to pay any of the money back
[quote][p][bold]wheresthemoneygone[/bold] wrote: Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.[/p][/quote]Gerald Howarth has insisted he has no reason to apologise after claiming furniture and household items on taxpayer-funded expenses for his Farnborough home. The Conservative MP for Aldershot, Farnborough and Yateley said he had “acted within the rules” by making the claims. Unlike fellow Tories Michael Gove, MP for Camberley and Ash, and North East Hampshire MP James Arbuthnot, who have both issued apologies, Mr Howarth has not committed himself to pay any of the money back J.P.M
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10:16pm Fri 27 Apr 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

You could be voting for the Donald Duck Party, far better than the current Mickey Mouse outfit.
You could be voting for the Donald Duck Party, far better than the current Mickey Mouse outfit. OSPREYSAINT
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10:46pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Linesman says...

clausentum wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Linesman wrote:
clausentum wrote:
If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald".

He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with.

But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head.

Wikipedia extract:

“Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.”

I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy".

I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.
I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake.

Whatever, it just a load of bowls!
Which means we can all Raleigh round!
Hoe Hoe Hoe !
Just a bit of Our Guile.
[quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald". He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with. But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head. Wikipedia extract: “Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.” I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy". I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.[/p][/quote]I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake. Whatever, it just a load of bowls![/p][/quote]Which means we can all Raleigh round![/p][/quote]Hoe Hoe Hoe ![/p][/quote]Just a bit of Our Guile. Linesman
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10:58pm Fri 27 Apr 12

clausentum says...

Linesman wrote:
clausentum wrote:
Linesman wrote:
Linesman wrote:
clausentum wrote:
If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald".

He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with.

But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head.

Wikipedia extract:

“Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.”

I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy".

I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.
I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake.

Whatever, it just a load of bowls!
Which means we can all Raleigh round!
Hoe Hoe Hoe !
Just a bit of Our Guile.
I had an inkling it was a mistake to play Ducks & Drakes with such an accomplished Wit.

Did you know, that hard man of football and gangster films, Vinnie Jones, a few years back, took umbridge about the plight of ducks in his local village?

They were at risk of being run over whenever they wanted to waddle across the road to the village pond.

With one of the endangered ducks cradled in his arms, he marched into the Parish Council Hall, got himself elected and got Duck Crossing Signs erected next to the pond.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: If I had a duck as a pet I'd give it a proper creative name like "Donald". He would be "Don" to family members and friends he got aquatinted with. But, having read a Wikipedia article, the sphincter issue would preclude me owning a tame duck as I certainly wouldn't want a duck parked on my head. Wikipedia extract: “Ducks are usually kept outdoors or inside a cage since it is unsuitable to let them roam freely indoors due to the risk of eating carpet fibers, which can be a health hazard to them, and their lack of sphincter muscles which would require carpet-less flooring and frequent cleaning up after them.” I don't possess a pet but am thinking of getting a baby goat as I have a very large lawn. I would give the kid a proper name like "Billy". I'd teach him to mow my grass regularly, in neat straight lines, and train him to intercept the postie, to eat all the junk mail before it reached my letterbox.[/p][/quote]I would call it Francis, because I think it is a Drake. Whatever, it just a load of bowls![/p][/quote]Which means we can all Raleigh round![/p][/quote]Hoe Hoe Hoe ![/p][/quote]Just a bit of Our Guile.[/p][/quote]I had an inkling it was a mistake to play Ducks & Drakes with such an accomplished Wit. Did you know, that hard man of football and gangster films, Vinnie Jones, a few years back, took umbridge about the plight of ducks in his local village? They were at risk of being run over whenever they wanted to waddle across the road to the village pond. With one of the endangered ducks cradled in his arms, he marched into the Parish Council Hall, got himself elected and got Duck Crossing Signs erected next to the pond. clausentum
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11:08pm Fri 27 Apr 12

IronLady2010 says...

It's hard to find a full Duck in Supermarkets, it's usually the Crown. I look forward to meeting this one ;-)
It's hard to find a full Duck in Supermarkets, it's usually the Crown. I look forward to meeting this one ;-) IronLady2010
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12:28pm Sat 28 Apr 12

skeptik says...

Duck with Kirsch and black cherries - with game chips and a pint of bitter ale.
Duck with Kirsch and black cherries - with game chips and a pint of bitter ale. skeptik
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3:10pm Sat 28 Apr 12

beiroot says...

J.P.M wrote:
wheresthemoneygone wrote:
Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.
Gerald Howarth has insisted he has no reason to apologise after claiming furniture and household items on taxpayer-funded expenses for his Farnborough home.

The Conservative MP for Aldershot, Farnborough and Yateley said he had “acted within the rules” by making the claims.

Unlike fellow Tories Michael Gove, MP for Camberley and Ash, and North East Hampshire MP James Arbuthnot, who have both issued apologies, Mr Howarth has not committed himself to pay any of the money back
And Mr. Viggers(the late MP for Gosport) claimed for a duck house.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wheresthemoneygone[/bold] wrote: Unbelieveable - we can comment about this nonsense but not about Margret Moran being let off by our democratic, impartial and non discriminatory justice system. Shame on the 'justice' System , shame on the 'free press'. Seemingly, we are hypocrites passing pious comments about censorship and dictatorship in China. Our system is just a media-friendly version.Beware the poor man or woman who can't 'afford' a 'respected' psychologist - who'll be in court and down for several years without the 'friendly' hand of justice to wave you away to convalesce in comfort - not in prison.[/p][/quote]Gerald Howarth has insisted he has no reason to apologise after claiming furniture and household items on taxpayer-funded expenses for his Farnborough home. The Conservative MP for Aldershot, Farnborough and Yateley said he had “acted within the rules” by making the claims. Unlike fellow Tories Michael Gove, MP for Camberley and Ash, and North East Hampshire MP James Arbuthnot, who have both issued apologies, Mr Howarth has not committed himself to pay any of the money back[/p][/quote]And Mr. Viggers(the late MP for Gosport) claimed for a duck house. beiroot
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