This Surprising Dog And Duck Friendship Shows That Animals Pick Friends Not By Their Looks


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.” (h/t)

Meet Rudy, the Pekin duck, and his best friend Barclay, the
Golden Retriever

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

As great friendships go, this one had a rather bumpy start,
when Barclay discovered just how tasty the stolen duck chow is

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

Rudy, being the alpha duck of his group, would chase Barclay
away

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

But soon the Retriever became such a frequent visitor in the
coop that it was just a matter of time before these guys
clicked

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

Now they have developed a healthy relationship, where everybody
is getting something out of it

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

“[Barclay] likes to drink their bath water and, if he happens
to be stealthy enough, he loves to sniff a little duck butt”

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

“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!”

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

“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”

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

Although no family is without its quirks, this one seems
to solve their disputes with cuddling and playing together

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

“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”

Image credits: Pam Ishiguro, Bancroft Images

“No one else will play with them, so lucky for them, they found
each other”



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