There's 2 stories behind this card. The first is Bob. Bob was the audiologist who came to the center where I work to do hearing evals one time a week. I coordinate the clinic, act as a liaison between the two facilities and assist during the assessment as needed. Bob started at the center when I first got the clinic up and running. We spent about 7-8 years together before he retired. In that time Bob was a clinical supervisor for Au.D students. Bob LOVED teaching the students. One of his teaching moments was talking about a disorder as if they are a duck. It would go something like this, "If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, feels like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it most likely..." and he'd wait for his students to say, "a duck". His analogy for a hearing loss. If it looks like a hearing loss, the person acts as if they have a hearing loss, people around the individual complain of patient having a hearing loss, then it's probably a hearing loss. Go for the easy answer first. See Bob, I was paying attention!
The second story involves my good friend Peggysue. Peggysue recently wrote an article and used a duck as an analogy. See the article here. Peggysue points out that a duck does everyday what it was intended to do and that is just being a duck. It doesn't know how to do anything else but be a duck (she had much more depth than that, but I will let you read it for yourself). Do you see the parallel between the two stories?? Looks like a duck, waddles like a duck and only knows how to be a duck. Aren't ducks wonderful creatures? Well, until they attack you for bread crumbs!
Stamps: Lovin' and Huggin' by Penny Black
Ink Memento tuxedo black
paper: white, only orange, glitter mat stack
coloring medium: SU marker only orange and C1 copic marker
accessories: satin ribbon (provided by Ashjoy), buttons, oval and scallop nesties, various embossing folders