Interspecies relationships can be more than just about fighting for survival. This story is proof that fur and feathers can get along well because at times creatures form the most abnormal friendship.
Max was adopted by the Rileys from Strout, Minnesota when he was 5-year-old. The duo became best friends after the couple also owned another husky, Sasha. The void of loneliness in Max’s heart was created by the death of Sasha, who ran out of time and passed away. A void that was soon filled by a duck.
After Patrick and Kirsten embraced Quackers, Max instantly liked him. “Max would sit by his pen constantly, and they only sort of bonded that way,” Patrick told WCCO-TV. “After we let him out, they never left each other’s side.”
“They sleep together, they eat together, they drink together. Everything is as one.” Most of the time the pair hangs out along Highway 28. Their bond makes people stop their cars and watch it. People appreciate them for being such a bond between each other and everything around them!
Strout is only 25-inhabitants big, so the match turned out to be a notable one in the area. “Sometimes on my way home, I really trust they’re out because it makes my day better,” neighbor Alisa Godejahn said.
“We see people stopping over to watch them every day. The traffic gets blocked over there because people taking lots of pictures with them.”