A Labrador named Fred has ‘adopted’ a baby duckling after the duckling’s mother was eaten by a fox. I was juuuust about to make a joke about yet another animal partnership begging for online attention, but as is always the case, I then saw the photos and OHHHHH MYYYYY GOODDDDDD THEY ARE THE BEST:
The story behind this Pulitzer-winning-just-now-by-me photo:
The bird, which was less than a week old, would have died in the wild had it not been taken in by four-year-old Fred and his owner Jeremy Goldsmith, 44 [But mostly the dog - Ed]. Amazingly the Labrador took an immediate shine to the duckling and began to clean the muddy duck with its tongue.
In the immortal words of GOB, “COME on!”
Three more pics of the happy foster family are below:
(via Splash News)