The old dog and duck! Pet Labrador has become quack for her best friends
- Five-year-old Labrador Ruby befriended a group of partridge chicks in Norfolk
- Jadene Moloy, 23, rescued the birds after they were separated from their mother
- Ruby became ‘obsessed’ with the chicks and hugged them to keep them warm
- The labrador was even filmed by Jadene holding the little birds on her nose
A labrador as a pet was ‘obsessed’ with a group of partridge chicks after being separated from their mother.
Five-year-old Ruby became best friends with a bundle of partridges and sat down after her owner saved the birds.
Farm worker Jadene Moloy, 23, found the helpless partridge chicks after they were separated from their mother on June 15.
She put them in a box and took them inside to protect them from predators on her farm in Thetford, Norfolk.
Five-year-old Ruby (above) became an unlikely friend of a group of partridges and sat down after her owner saved the birds when they were separated from their mother
Surprisingly, the little birds were not afraid of Ruby and limped fearlessly on top of their chick sitter’s nose
Ruby immediately became ‘obsessed’ with the birds and their incredibly unlikely friendship began.
Surprisingly, the chicks were not afraid of Ruby and limped fearlessly on top of her nose.
A hilarious video, posted on Instagram from Jadene, let Ruby happily balance the birds on her head.
One of the partridges even sits on the labrador’s lips, much to the delight of the friendly dog.
But Ruby’s love for her new friends didn’t stop there, like the labrador even helped with chick tasks for the little birds.
Jadene said that Ruby started crawling with the chicks in the box, which nestled with the friendly dog for warmth.
She said, “While I was doing my usual duties, I came across a number of partridge chicks separated from their mothers.
I packed them up and took them back to our tea hut where Ruby met him and fell in love with them. ‘
Farm worker Jadene Moloy, 23, found the partridge chicks after they were separated from their mother on June 15 and took them inside when they became friends with her dog Ruby (above)
Ruby even helped Jadene with chick duties, hugged the partridges (right) and got into the box with the birds (left), keeping close to her to keep warm
Jadene was not concerned about the safety of the chicks, saying that the labrador has “such a beautiful nature.”
She said, “Ruby is the biggest bundle of joy, she’s so full of energy and always wag her tail so that her whole body wobbles too.
“She always has the biggest grin on her face. And she’s not just any dog, she’s my best friend. Wherever I go, she’s right there next to me. I can’t imagine a life without her. ‘
It is not the first time the dog has made unusual friends as she joined Jadene’s horses in their stables, seemingly unafraid of other animals.
Jadene later found the partridge’s mother and was able to reunite the chicks with her – meaning Ruby had to say goodbye to her furry friends.
Ruby has been with Jadene since she was just eight weeks old and is exceptionally well trained.