Seeing an odd pair of animal friends is always fascinating.
Here we have Rudy, a duck, and Barclay, a dog.
Their special bond started over duck food. Barclay was a fan and Rudy took notice.
Four-year-old Pekin Andy and golden retriever Barclay are inseparable despite their love/hate relationship.
Proud owner Pam Ishiguro, from Orange County, California, says the animals always call for each other whenever they are apart.
She said: ‘The animals are much like my two boys – they have a love-hate relationship’
‘Barclay loves to eat duck chow – actually he just likes to eat and knows there’s always food in the coop, so whenever he gets a chance, he’ll sneak into the coop and eat their food.
‘He also likes to drink their bath water and, if he happens to be stealthy enough, he loves to sniff a little duck butt.’
But the dog and duck pairing was not always so friendly. At first Rudy enjoyed chasing Barclay away whenever he tried to approach any of the ducks in the group.
Rudy is the alpha duck and still protects his flock from Barclay.
If the dog tries to get close, Rudy will chase him off.
This used to work, but Barclay seems to be unafraid of his quacking and chasing.
Rudy resorted to other shows of dominance by sitting on top of Barclay, which has seemed to work out for both of them.