An unlikely friendship proves that shape, size, and even species don’t matter. It’s between a duck and a dog in Broken Arrow who have formed an inseparable bond, inspiring a book in the process.
At Vallier Acres in Broken Arrow, it’s always an adventure.
“We have horses, chickens, dogs, cats, ducks,” owner Jessie Vallier said.
It is home to what some might call a “famous” duck and dog.
“We have Sven is our Newfoundland and Olaf is our Mallard Drake who are best friends,” Jessie said.
Jessie and her family adopted Sven and Olaf, named after characters from the Disney movie Frozen, two years ago during the COVID-19 shutdown.
“After Olaf lost his siblings, he imprinted on Sven and they’ve been best friends ever since,” she said.
They are quite the pair. Sven is a laid back and lovable Newfie and Olaf is a bossy duck who keeps an eye on everything around him.
“I would say Olaf thinks he’s a dog,” Jessie said. “He kind of guards the farm. It protects our chickens from wild animals. He kind of keeps tabs on the creatures he likes.
And Olaf loves Sven the most and is always by his side, nipping at his paws or maybe just on top of him.
“They love swimming together in the pool. Sven will be laying there and he’s kind of like Olaf’s log. He climbs and jumps, bites his face, heals him, runs around,” Jessie said.
“E News shared them, the Dodo, some of the big fun video sites shared their videos recently,” Jessie said.
One of the most popular posts combines the audio about being best friends with an ordinary time on the farm with Sven, Olaf, and Eli.
Eli is Jessie’s three-year-old son, who loves hanging out with his buddies.
“Sven is my friend and Olee is my friend,” Eli said with a smile.
Their bond even inspired a children’s book, “The Adventures of Biss and Olee – Play Farm.” Jessie went with nicknames to avoid any copyright issues with Disney.
Please hyperlink: The Adventures of Biss and Olee – Play Farm
“We really had no idea what we were doing. We just sat down one night, it was like nine o’clock, we had a three month old baby and I’m just sitting in the chair, exhausted and my husband was like, “okay, let’s do it” and at the end of the night, we had our first volume,” said
The self-published book has sold across the United States and several other countries, sharing a sweet and wholesome story of a dog and a duck who are best friends forever.
“It’s really fun because it’s just heartfelt. People really enjoy watching friendship and it brings people joy and that’s the best thing,” Jessie said.
Jessie and her husband have written six more volumes of Biss and Olee’s adventures and hope to publish more later.
You can find links to buy the book by By clicking here.