Nick took the shovel and dug the holes in the flower bed around the flag pole. We buried Little Duck, Zeus and Nellie together.
Death comes with a crawl, or comes with a pounce,
And whether he's slow or spry,
It isn't the fact that you're dead that counts,
But only how did you die?
(From "How Did You Die" by Edmund Vance Cooke)
Good bye, my precious Little Duck
Good bye, funny little Zeus and Nellie
You will always be a moment of wonder to me.