Meet Barclay, the Golden Retriever and his best friend, a four-year-old Pekin duck Rudy, who both have a thing or two to teach you about friendship.
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As great friendships go, this one had a rather bumpy start, when Barclay discovered just how tasty the stolen duck chow is. Rudy, being the alpha duck of his group, would chase Barclay away from it. But soon the Retriever became such a frequent visitor in the coop that it was just a matter of time before these guys clicked.
As the owner, Pam Ishiguro explained to Daily Mail: “When they are together, somebody is always chasing or jumping on someone else, but when they are apart, they’re always calling for each other.”
By now these guys have developed a healthy relationship, where everybody is getting something out of it. For example: “[Barclay] likes to drink their bath water and, if he happens to be stealthy enough, he loves to sniff a little duck butt.”
And as for Rudy, he’s become a fan of dog climbing: “Now Rudy has to ‘claim’ Barclay every once in a while by climbing on top of him. Barclay doesn’t seem to mind terribly because that gives him the opportunity to sniff Rudy’s butt – win-win!”
Although no family is without its quirks, this one seems to solve their disputes with cuddling and playing together: “Rudy and Barclay need each other – I think that’s why they have such a strong bond, they’re like the oddballs on the playground. No one else will play with them, so lucky for them, they found each other.”
DOGS AND DUCKS seem to have a special affinity for loving friendships.
Adorable Duck And Dog Duo Spotted Napping Together In Paris
In a strange but adorable twist of fate, two Reddit users recently discovered that they had taken photos of a cute pair of duck and dog friends at almost the same time and almost the same place – Paris.
First, Reddit user gmwdrumbum posted a photo of a dog and a duck napping together in the streets of Paris that they had taken 4 years and 2 months ago.
Later, Reddit user bettythedinosaur realized that they had taken a photo of the same pair roughly 4 years ago as well, a month or two apart. Hopefully, the unexplained dog-duck duo is safe and sound to this day!