I finally found a way to accomplish this, and it came in the form of this beautiful YouTube clip:
I had already shown her another one where Puddles got in a fight with Houston Cougar's mascot. That had sparked her interest because as she noted, that duck had edge.
But she was truly swayed when she saw the Return of the Quack. All I had to do was show this to Alex, and she was hooked. I returned home that night and was told that she had not only watched that video several times, but had also searched for other duck videos to enjoy. She stumbled upon a bunch of other good ones, but I still think that this one remains at the top of her favorites list.
Now it seems that every day when I get home there are new pictures of Puddles popping up everywhere from the background on her computer and phone, to our wall of pictures in our room.
I have never seen her so excited to watch a football game as she was last night when we watched UCLA fall to Oregon 60-13. She watched the whole thing, while i fell asleep (I'm not exactly 100% healthy right now, that's my story and I'm sticking to it).
Anyways, I leave you with this parting image:
How can you not love that face?