This is the adorable story of 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.
This friendship had a bit of a bumpy start, when Barclay discovered just how tasty the stolen duck chow is.
Rudy, the alpha duck of his group, would chase Barclay away from it.
Barclay started to become a frequent visitor in the coop that it was just a matter of time before these guys clicked.
Pam Ishiguro, their owner explained:
“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.”
The pair have developed a healthy relationship.
“[Barclay] likes to drink their bath water and, if he happens to be stealthy enough, he loves to sniff a little duck butt.”
Rudy has 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!”
This family 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.”
Check the adorable photos of the pairs incredible relationship below: