Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Ode to friendship

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize one of my dearest friends. There is no special occasion, no big event serving as a catalyst for my remarks. I simply want to tell Mallard how much I appreciate his friendship. Mallard has led a rough life, and I cannot help but feel at least partly to blame. But through it all, Mallard has remained a loyal friend. When I need a shoulder to gnaw on, Mallard is there. When I need to hear a friend's voice, he is always quick to quack at me. Most of my friends fall silent after a few weeks, but Mallard remains as loquacious as ever. You wear the scars of friendship well, Mallard. The next time we go out to eat, I'll pick up the bill.

3 comments:

Tyler said...

Ayatollah, what noble recognition of your dear friend. I wish everyone was fortunate enough to have someone like Mallard. I had a dear friend once, named Cocoa Bear, but he lost several battles and in the end, he just didn't have it (his "stuffing") in him anymore to keep going. Such a shame, cause we only knew each other a few weeks.

How long have you and Mallard been buddies?

JMG said...

I sure wish my JRT could find a good friend like Mallard. All of the friends he's had seem to stop speaking to him within about ten minutes.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Mallard and I have been friends for six months or so. We met after my parents made a trip to Target. He was apparently a stowaway in their shopping bags.