These two look like an unusual pair, but they’re actually best of friends and entertain their owner all day long.
Rudy the duck and Barclay the golden retriever live in the same households but they were once rivals, even enemies. Rudy’s job was to chase Barclay when he was trying to steal the duck’s food, using his beak to peck at the intruder. Barclay would usually run away, but one day he decided to have a sniff at the angry bird.
They got so close since then that they became inseparable. Their Pam Ishiguro, from Orange County, California, said:“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.”
Their love-hate relationship knows no limits. They sometimes cuddle on the sofa and Rudy even became Barclay’s protector. He doesn’t let any other duck get close to his canine friend and would attack them if they try.
“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,” Ishiguro explained.