We live on a "lake", which I consider more to be a pretty big pond. In the lake, for the last several weeks, there has been this white, crabby duck. Well, I thought this duck was crabby, because every time I let the dogs into the yard that duck quacked, and not a sweet happy quack, the quack of a pissed off duck. I thought maybe she was protecting eggs or herself from the potential threat of the dogs, especially the big one, shown here...Joe, he is 100lbs of dog.
The only decent pictures I have of him are when he is asleep because he is afraid of getting his picture taken. I don't know.
After a week of that duck FREAKING OUT when the dogs were outside, I watched to see what was happening, and low and behold, the duck isn't mad when the dogs come outside....it is quite the opposite. The duck swims to our fence, Joe goes down to the fence and they look at each other. No barking, no quacking, and Joe even wags his tail. I can't get a picture because as soon as I step outside, Joe turns around and comes to me, and while I can see what is happening from my window, my camera isn't good enough to capture it. However, I have the aftermath of Joe coming in today after I tried to capture it from the deck (look for the whitish dot swimming away dejectedly when Joe returns inside).
Don't you just love a good interspecies love story? (As long as one of the species isn't human, that is.)