This Dog and Duck Are Best Friends

Posted by Daphne Cybele
dog and duck are best friends

Rudy and Barclay are unusually good friends, especially considering that Rudy is a Pekin duck and Barclay is a Golden Retriever.

There’s no doubt about it, this dog and duck are best friends. But why and how?

According to Pam Ishiguro, the Orange County, California matriarch of a crew of seven ducks and one Golden Retriever, “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.”

Dog and Duck are Best Friends

Ishiguro adds:

“When the ducks first arrived, Barclay didn’t care about them at all. But that all changed once he realized they have food, and their food is delicious. Barclay loves stealing the ducks food. In fact, he just loves food. He stole my lunch earlier.”

The pair may have developed an acquaintance based initially on food, but it has grown into a mutually beneficial friendship.

To see this unique friendship in action, check out the video below:

Interspecies friendships like Rudy and Barclay show us that animals have complex emotions much like ourselves. And although these two are very different, they are still the best of friends.


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This Dog and Duck Are Best Friends