Species relationships are not just about fighting for survival. Sometimes animals form the most unusual friendships, and this story is the perfect proof that fur and feathers can get along.
Max the dog was 5 years old when Patrick and Kirsten Riley from Strout, Minnesota, adopted him. He quickly became friends with Sasha, another Husky they had at the time. However, Sasha’s time was up and she passed away, opening a void of loneliness in Max’s heart. A void that was soon filled by a duck.
When Patrick and Kirsten adopted Quackers, Max immediately fell in love with him. “Max sat next to the duck all the time,” Patrick told WCCO-TV. “After we let him out, they never parted.”
“They sleep together, eat together, drink together, go for walks together,” added Kirsten. “They are together for everything.”
Most of the time the couple hangs out on Highway 28. Their bond is so beautiful that people even stop their cars to appreciate it.
Strout has only 25 residents, which is why the couple have become well known in the area. “Sometimes on the way home, I really hope they are out there because they are too precious to look at,” said neighbor Alisa Godejahn.
“We see people stopping there all the time. Traffic gets stuck there sometimes because of all the photos taken. ”