Fred the dog is known as one of the “staff” guards in the large castle Mountfitchet (Essex, England). However, what netizens are interested in is Fred’s noble gesture when he repeatedly extended his arms and adopted stray ducklings.
In the first encounter, a flock of 9 immature ducks appeared on the lawn of the garden. Mr. Jeremy Goldsmith – director of the castle said: “In the past I have seen the mother duck nesting around here, but now, I do not know where it has gone, leaving only the young wandering like this.” While the staff was confused to find a solution, Fred the dog showed great interest, the big boss also expressed his desire to protect the ducklings.
The moment he saw the lost flock of ducks, both scared and bewildered, standing close together, Fred laid down to warmly warm, and at the same time gently reassured the witness to melt. The “reluctant father” gave them a perfect home, growing up in love and protection. “Fred knows how to take care of his adopted cubs. At that time, the ducks were extremely weak, the big boss only cared by lightly touching their feet, not their wings!” – Jeremy added.
This strange family had a happy time together. After growing up, 9 ducklings one day decided to leave to start a business and build a family of their own and no longer live with Fred. However, the “grace” with being a foster father continued with the dog. After that, Fred continued to take care of 6 other lost ducklings.
Netizens said that because living in a large space was “single”, Fred could not help but feel lonely and lack of affection. Therefore, the dog is always willing to “give a hand” to help the unfortunate situations is also helping himself through the lonely days.
Many people believe that, because life in the castle is so large and empty, Fred feels lonely. So when he encounters any unfortunate case, he always wants to help and take care of him.