Golden retrievers were originally bred to assist hunters in retrieving ducks and other waterfowl after they had been shot, but this adorable pup isn’t interested in hunting.No, quite the contrary.McGee, six, has become best friends with a friendly duck who lives in a pond behind his house.McGee befriended the duck, whom McGee’s pet-father has dubbed “Daffy,” after Daffy approached the friendly pup and insisted on hanging out with him.
Evan Hastings, McGee’s pet-dad, believes the wild duck was lonely and thought McGee appeared friendly.For whatever reason, Daffy made a point of attracting McGee’s attention and would not rest until the pup agreed to become his best friend.
Evan Hastings, McGee’s pet-dad, believes the wild duck was lonely and thought McGee appeared friendly.
For whatever reason, Daffy made a point of attracting McGee’s attention and would not rest until the pup agreed to become his best friend.
McGee and the duck now spend the majority of their days together.McGee generously shares his breakfast with Daffy in the mornings, after which the two snooze and sunbathe on the soft grass.In Daffy’s case, it was on McGee’s soft fur.
Daffy enjoys not only sleeping on top of McGee’s back, but also riding on it while McGee is swimming in the pond.Every night, Daffy and McGee swim around in the pond and enjoy each other’s company, and when it’s time to get out of the water, Daffy always wants to ride back up on the shore on McGee’s back.
Overall, McGee doesn’t seem to mind that Daffy is clingy and needs a lot of attention.McGee gets irritated at times, Hastings believes, because the attention-seeking duck likes to peck at him, but McGee is extremely patient with Daffy.
He clearly enjoys their time together and is overjoyed to have made such a funny little friend.Their friendship is so sweet and inspiring, and it exemplifies how pure animal friendships are.