Max was a lonely husky. Quackers is, as you might guess, a duck.
But the two have become inseparable friends since a Minnesota family brought Quackers home about four years ago to keep their dog company
On any given day, the 12-year-old Huskie and a 4-year-old duck can be found sitting along Highway 28, a lonely country road in tiny Strout, Minnesota, population 25, according to WCCO.
Patrick and Kirsten Riley adopted Max when he was five, where he joined another husky they had at the time.
But when that dog died, Max was without any animal friends.
The Rileys initially kept Quakers in a pen and Max would sit next to the pen all the time.
“I think they just kind of bonded that way,” Patrick Riley said. “After we let him out, they just never left each other’s side.”
“They sleep together, they eat together, they drink together, they go for walks together down the road,” Kirsten Riley said.
“It’s enough to get anyone driving by to do a double-take,” Patrick said.
The dog and duck share carpeted sleeping quarters in the garage now.
“Some people have said that a duck will find a mate, a companion, and once they have that companion they’re set,” Kirsten said. “And that’s what Quackers found with Max.”