Photos by BarrytheBirder
Pictured above are Elvis (front) and Costello (behind), longtime buddies at King Township's Pine Farms Orchard and ambassadors-at-large to thousands of apple-pickers over many years. Sadly, many months ago, Elvis wandered off one day and never returned. It was felt he was embroiled in a misadventure with a fox or coyote. Costello missed him greatly over the past winter. He was given a mirror to make him think he was not alone. Later in the year he was taken away to mate with a lady friend, which apparently took all of 30 seconds and he was rewarded with two fine sons that were destined to join their father at Pine Farms, when they were big enough to hold their own with the old man. The day has come. The sons arrived on September 13 and were welcomed by their father, whose tail, it is said, wagged a mile-a-minute. Today, everything seemed just ducky.
Costello spent time grooming himself prior to his sons' arrival and got his top-knot just right.
On arrival, Costello's sons took to the pool like 'ducks to water', while their father looked on.
It appears that Costello has welcomed his offspring with open arms.
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