Meet Barclay, the Golden Retriever and his best friend, a four-year-old Pᴇᴋɪɴ duck Rudy, who both have a thing or two to teach you about friendship. When they are together, somebody is always chasing or jumping on someone else, but when they are apart, they’re always calling for each other.
By now, these unlikely friends have developed a healthy relationship, where everybody is getting something out of it. For example: “[Barclay] likes to drink their bath water and, if he happens to be stealthy enough, he loves to sniff a little duck ʙᴜᴛᴛ.” And as for Rudy, he’s become a fan of dog climbing: “Now Rudy has to ‘claim’ Barclay every once in a while by climbing on top of him.
They solve their disputes with cuddling and to play together: they need each other – I think that’s why they have such a strong bond, they’re like brothers from another mother. No one else will play with them, so lucky for them, they found each other and formed this unusual friendship. No one else will play with them, so lucky for them, they found each other .
Dogs with dog best friends prefer to stay in closer proximity with the other animal. They ɪɢɴᴏʀᴇ the other dogs and tend to play more or spend more time in general with their dog best friend. They may be more willing to share their toys, bed, water bowl and general space. Sometimes they may be willing to share their Fᴀᴠᴏʀɪᴛᴇ dog treats or dog food, but that is not always the ᴄᴀsᴇ.
We have seen dogs develop deep attachments to the cat in the household. They can even become attached to the neighbor’s cat or your rabbit or guinea pig. In fact, you could be your dog’s best friend.