Ceiling Cat bless the Phoenix Fire Department

I doubt the quacking mother here was asking for help rather than just quacking in distress, but that’s not implied. At any rate, these firefighters restore my faith in humanity.

Lagniappe: Another duck rescue, which I believe I’ve posted before, but so what? This one (contributed by Heather Hastie via Ann German) may be in Czechoslovakia. Around the world, we have some really nice Quack Responders.



  1. Posted April 18, 2019 at 2:36 pm | Permalink


    • Michael Fisher
      Posted April 18, 2019 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

      Good point. “Hasiči” on the shirts suggests Czechia although the original video has an on-scene TV lady brandishing a mic with a Slovak TV channel logo on it so I go for Slovakia.

      • Posted April 18, 2019 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

        Google translate identifies it as Czech. Click on the image:

        • Michael Fisher
          Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

          I know that’s why I wrote “Czechia”, but like I wrote originally the report is by a Slovak TV station – Slovak fire trucks also have “Hasiči” on the front.

          • Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

            That’s because they speak the same language – previously, it was one country: Czechoslovakia. 🙂

            • Michael Fisher
              Posted April 18, 2019 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

              I guess you think I don’t know that.

              • rickflick
                Posted April 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

                I assumed you did.

            • gscott
              Posted April 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

              Not quite the same language, but two closely related languages. There’s some mutual intelligiblility – more in one direction than the other. I lived in Slovakia for 4 months and picked up a bit of the basics of Slovak – fortunately Slovak learners are spared the horrors of the Czech ‘r’.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted April 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

      Czechoslovquackia ??

  2. Michael Fisher
    Posted April 18, 2019 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Lovely. I can almost believe that Mama is counting the returns. Maybe she can in her fashion.

  3. Posted April 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    In the background you can hear Eva, the dispatcher, such a nice robot lady.

  4. Posted April 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Some of the places ducklings find themselves in make me consider spontaneous generation.

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