"After seeing her barely breathing and not able to keep her head up, I had to save her," Scott told The Dodo.
Puff was so tiny and fragile when Scott first brought her home that she had to be fed from a dropper. As Puff began to grow, Scott realized she was having trouble learning how to do things that come naturally to other ducks, like swimming and flying. Puff was terrified of water and had no idea how to flap her wings, so Scott showed her how.
"I had to slowly introduce her to water with baths and showers," Scott said. "She never got into deep water, until one summer when I put on flippers in the pool and showed her how to swim. She rode on my back, then out of nowhere she dove under and swam."