Our Rubber Ducks
At Accent Inns, we don’t have just one mascot: We have a whole flock!
Meet our rubber ducks. They’ll bring a warmth to your room, and unlike our fantastic team members, you can actually take these little guys and girls home. All we ask is that you take great care of them.
Things You Should Know About Your Rubber Duck & How to Care for Them:
- Name your duck. Because every pet needs a name, we encourage you to come up with a special name for your duck.
- Exercise your duck. Ducks love exercise, so whether you’re going scrubba-dub-dub in the tub or doing laps in a pool, don’t forget to take your little buddy with you.
- Love your duck. The most important part about having a rubber ducky is it needs all the love you can give.
- Sing to your duck. They love to hear your voice—and for the record, “Rubber Duckie” is the favourite song of 99% of the ducks we surveyed.
- Give your duck a birthday. Perhaps it’s your first night you stayed with us, or maybe you have the same birth date. Just make sure you share your cake with each other.
- Remember their natural habitat. Rubber duckies like bath tubs, showers, and hot tubs, so keep them close during these wonderful, water-full times.
- Give your rubber ducky a friend. This means you have to stay with us again so you can get another ducky. You get one every time! (And remember: the more friends, the happier the duck.)
Rubber Duckie Facts:
- Late 1800’s: Rubber manufacturing heralds in the bouncing ball, rubber tires, and the rubber ducky.
- 1886: The first rubber-duck patent is issued.
- Post-World War II: Patent designs approximate the appearance of rubber duckies as they looked around the 1970s.
- 1970: “Rubber Duckie”—as sung by Ernie on Sesame Street—reaches #16 on the Billboard top 100 hits.
“Rubber Duckie” Lyrics:
Rubber Duckie, you’re the one,
You make bath time lots of fun,
Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you
Rubber Duckie, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise,
Rubber Duckie, you’re my very best friend it’s true…