Dog And Duck Form Unlikely Bond

After Max the dog’s BDFF (best dog friend forever) passed away, Quackers the duck helped fill the void.

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Max and Quackers have been best buds for the last four years. Via WCCO - CBS Minnesota/YouTube
Stephanie Brown

Sometimes a new friend comes into your life when you need it most. That was certainly the case for Max the Siberian Husky.

Max was feeling lonely after his best friend, another Husky named Sasha, passed away, when his family brought home a duckling named Quackers, WCCO-CBS Minnesota reports. And while ducks and dogs don’t often get along, it was Quackers who helped fill the void in Max’s heart.

Max and Quackers

Max and Quackers are inseparable. Via WCCO – CBS Minnesota/YouTube

“He was without any friends, and so Max would sit next to his pen all the time and I think they just kind of bonded that way,” owner Patrick Riley told WCCO. “After we let him out, they just never left each other’s side.”

The two became each other’s closest companion. Max and Quackers, who are now 12 and 4 years old, respectively, do everything together. They eat together, sleep together and go on walks through the country together.

They’ve become quite the popular pairing in their small town of Strout, Minnesota, which has a popular of 25, according to WCCO. They can often be seen sitting along the side of the road — much to the amusement of their neighbors.

“Sometimes on my way home I actually hope they’re out there, because they’re just too precious to look at,” neighbor Alisa Godejahn told the news station.

Too precious indeed.

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