Wood and I caught Mr. and Ms. Mallard hanging out in a fountain near the U.S. Navy Memorial. I love how they make the city their own. After all, it was 80 degrees out. Time for a swim.
I don't know what Ms. Mallard is chatting about in this pic, but the Mr. doesn't seem particularly engaged. Perhaps he is thinking about sex or food. I guess gendered relationships are universal across the species. My girl cat Lucky is quite a chatty catty, too. Romeo on the other hand is very cuddly, but not very talkative, but sometimes I think that's because he's the big, sweet, slow boy in the class. (And he's quick to pounce on Lucky but as he is neutered, I'm not sure if he understands why he pounces.)
Wood can attest to my regularly talking his ear off, and he's a good sport about it, God bless him.