George the dog lost his partner of 12 years, a Labrador named Blackie. After Blackie passed, says owner Jacquie Litton, George was overwhelmed with grief , growing so depressed she wasn’t sure at times that he’d even survive the heartbreak.
But then one day all that changed.
Without warning, a friendly duck appeared on the porch of their home in Tennessee — and was immediately drawn to sad old George.
As it turns out, the feathered stranger was just what he needed.
“We have no idea where this duck came from but he sure does love George and since the duck has arrived George has not cried one time,” Litton wrote on Facebook. “It is strange for a duck to just appear at our house and be attached to your dog and even more strangely the anniversary week of Blackie’s passing.”
From that moment forward, George and the duck were inseparable. Litton even invited the new arrival inside to sleep.
George gave him his bed.
George has already benefitted from the joy of having a new best friend. He’s himself again.
“Since the duck has showed up, he’s been fine,” Litton said. “He’s not wanted in the house. He’s not whined. He’s not meeting you at the car, ya know, looking sad.”
It’s hard to say for certain what inspired a bird to form a bond with a sad, lonely dog — but seeing them together, there’s no doubt that it was something meant to be.
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