Folks, we’ve been doing childhood wrong. Turns out, a dog isn’t the only “man’s best friend” pet.
Try a duck.
Yes, you read right. A loud quacking, waddling duck.
Meet the one and a half-year-old, Tyler and his “man’s best friend”, Beaker the duck.
Beaker or “Bee” was brought to Tyler’s Texas home by his dad when he was only 9 months old and from them on, a bond was born.
Tyler and Bee were so close that neither ‘mommy’ or ‘daddy’ was Tyler’s first word. Take a wild guess. Yes, it’s ‘duck’!
Meet Tyler and his quacking best friend, Beaker
Their first meeting as owner and pet. More like best buds at first sight!
Mom, Jennifer Young, says, “When Tyler was about 9 months old my husband was buying duck food and saw Beaker. He brought him home and from that day forward he hasn’t left Tyler’s side.”
“They do everything together,” says Young
“Bee is always supervising bath time…”
Tyler has bath time toys. Complete with a rubber ducky and a life full-grown one!
“From sun up to sundown, they cause chaos…”
Just look at that naughty smirk on that cute boy’s face. I bet the duck is doing just the same!
“They play outside together, go to the park together, enjoy wagon rides together…”
I don’t think you’d ever see these two apart.
“Bee steals Tyler’s food when he’s not looking…”
Young says Bee begs for food during Tyler’s meal time and Tyler obliges. Doesn’t look like it from this photo. Maybe because Tyler has discovered the goodness of a chocolate chip cookie?
“At first I laughed out loud when I learned people kept ducks inside wearing a diaper..”
Young says she has about a dozen other ducks but she’s never considered any of them to be indoor pets until Beaker came.
“Bee is extremely protective of my son. If he cries, Bee quacks and runs to him.”
As I was told, ducks are as protective and loyal as any dog or cat. Maybe my next pet?
“As far as Tyler knows, having a pet duck is the thing to have,” says Young.
“He loves his Beaker, and he will tell you just that.”
For sure a bit unorthodox but the friendship between Tyler and this adorable duck is nothing short of unique and precious.
Jennifer Young keeps an independent Facebook page solely dedicated to documenting and sharing Tyler and Bee’s adventures giving their followers a peek into their cute and budding relationship.
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