Friends come in different shapes, sizes, and even different species. And at times, the best friends we find can even be those who we thought to be our adversaries. Just like the friendship of a dog named McGee with a wild duck named Daffy.
McGee is a friendly six-year-old Golden Retriever. Although Golden Retrievers are bred to hunt animals like ducks, McGee views Daffy the duck as a friend and not as his prey. Ever since the pup met Daffy in a pond behind his house, the two instantly became besties.
Evan Hasting, McGee’s owner, said that it was the duck who initiated the friendship with his pup. Evan continues to relate how he watched the duck fearlessly approach McGee and insisted on becoming buddies with him. It was then that Evan decided to name the duck Daffy.
Evan figured that Daffy must have felt lonely swimming in the pond all by himself, so he thought of making friends with McGee. And it’s easy to see why Daffy was attracted to McGee because, according to Evan, his pup is very affectionate and is open to be friends with different kinds of animals. So whenever McGee goes to the pond to play, he spends the majority of his time with Daffy.
The duo’s playtime even has a routine. First off, McGee starts the day by waiting for Daffy to finish eating his breakfast. Then, the duo heads to the grassy area where they would cuddle and take a nap. After that, the two would head on to their favorite activity, which is swimming together in the pond. And sometimes Daffy would climb on top of McGee as the pup swam for the both of them.
According to Evan, Daffy usually gets a bit clingy with McGee, but the pup doesn’t seem to mind. Even when the duck gets too playful and would peck at the pup, the gentle Goldie remains calm and patient. It’s obvious that McGee loves his friend very much and is content with seeing him enjoying himself.
This is how McGee Retrieves a duck
Posted by Evan Hastings on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Credits to Evan Hastings