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These Two Ducklings Became Best Friends With A Rescue Pit Bull Dog

More proof that animal friendships are the best friendships.

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This is Pikelet Butterwoll and Patty Cakes Huckleberry, a 3-year-old and 6-month-old rescue pit bull who live in Sydney, Australia.

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They live with their owners, Calley Gibson-Stoll and Brad Stoll, who foster dogs and puppies throughout the year.

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The Stolls told BuzzFeed News their home is "always hectic."

They own four "forever" dogs, including the well-known pit bull duo, and are always fostering at least one puppy. They also care for former foster dogs while their owners go on vacation.


The ducklings were surrendered to the Wollongong Animal Rescue Network and the Stolls agreed to foster them.

In the end, the process of introducing the dogs to the ducklings went "totally fine."

"We treated their introduction like we would any other foster puppy," said the Stolls to BuzzFeed News. "All four of our dogs had different levels of interest."

"Pikelet is a little nervous around them," they said. "But each day he hangs out with them longer. Patty Cakes loves them and will do all he can to be by their side 24/7."

Patty likes to sniff the two ducklings, which are about a week old, and can be found holding them in his arms.


"Patty is quite a warm puppy so he acts like their hot water bottle," the Stolls said. "He also lets them groom him and will often give them a little gentle lick."


"Ducks are super similar to dogs," they said. "They love their people, pack, and are very affectionate."

"People would pay breeders thousands of dollars to have a dog like him," they said. "And yet they are totally unaware that you can get a fantastic and sweet puppy just by visiting a shelter or rescue."