An adorable Golden retriever became the best friend to a trio of ducklings. The dog, named “The Dude,” immediately started looking after the three ducks when they were brought home. The Dude’s owners couldn’t be more proud of their Golden retriever.
The ducklings were only one-day-old when they were introduced to the Golden retriever. At first, The Dude didn’t know what to do with the ducks. He would stick his nose into their box and just poke around a bit. The Dude’s owner, Ellen Hart, said the Golden retriever is now helping raise the little ducklings. Their names are Marge, Dot, and Frances.
Soon after being brought home, Ellen took the ducklings out of the box. All three ducks were intrigued by The Dude. They all immediately started to climb on top of the dog. Their favorite place to “nest” was on The Dude’s tail. After getting acquainted with the Golden retriever, Marge, Dot, and Frances all started following the dog around the yard.
The Golden retriever also took on the role of a swim instructor. The Dude would lie down in a small kiddie pool, providing the ducks a place to climb and rest from swimming. His body served as a little island in the pool. The Dude seemed to enjoy this activity and understood it was helping the three ducklings.
The Dude and the three ducklings also all love to eat peas. When the ducklings came along, The Dude had to learn to share his favorite snack. At first, he seemed concerned when his owners were feeding the ducks his snack. Now he understands there are plenty of snacks to share.
The Golden retriever has unsuccessfully tried to fetch a ball with the ducks. The Dude swats the ball, but the ducks can’t pick it up and throw it back. They will poke at the ball, but the Golden retriever ends up being frustrated with the ducks.
Things are not always rosy between The Dude and the ducks. They will occasionally fight, but in the end, they are all the best of friends. Here is an adorable video of The Dude with Marge, Dot, and Frances:
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