An extremely intelligent Labrador who has taken in more than nine orphaned ducklings

 An extremely intelligent Labrador who has taken in more than nine orphaned ducklings

Meet Fred, an extremely intelligent Labrador

Most of us view our family members as being in close proximity to us.

On the other hand, those who are in less fortunate circumstances might need to reconsider their idea of family.

Meet Fred who is a very smart Labrador that has adopted over nine orphaned ducklings

Fred and his nine ducklings he had adopted experienced the same thing.

The Lab, who is ten years old, resides in Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex.

In the midst of numerous rescued animals, Fred lives here with his parents, Jo and Jeremy Goldsmith.

Meet Fred who is a very smart Labrador that has adopted over nine orphaned ducklings

As a result, Fred provided those creatures that had experienced a lot with a big brother figure.

Up until Fred showed that he could be a mother as well.

The staff of the castle took in nine ducklings when they wandered around without their mother.

The neighborhood believed the ducklings would die the same way as their mother because their mother was undoubtedly killed by a fox.

They didn’t anticipate Fred and the ducklings to become such good friends.

This tale has a lesson for all of us.

Meet Fred who is a very smart Labrador that has adopted over nine orphaned ducklings

Fred, his ducklings, and all the other rescued animals living in Mountfitchet Castle eloquently prove that being related by blood or sharing a species is not a prerequisite for true family.

But the foundation of a true family is built on sincere compassion and love.