We humans could learn a lesson from these stories. A lesson of tolerance, what unconditional love is, acceptance of those who are very different, teamwork and the importance of friendship and just being there for someone who needs you regardless of their looks, status in life, race or what anyone else might think.
May we all expand our love today! FeeFee
They’re an odd couple in every sense but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China.
The 12-week-old macaque – who was abandoned by his mother – was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province.
After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless – until he developed a freindship with a white pigeon.
The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease of life, say staff at the sanctuary.
Now the unlikely duo are never far from each other’s side, but they aren’t the only ones to strike up an unusual friendship.
Earlier this year a pig adopted a tiger cub and raised him along with her piglets because his mother couldn’t feed him.
(It’s a hard world for little things) from: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17753368
TOKYO – Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one’s a 3.5-inch dwarf hamster; the other is a yard-long rat snake.
Zookeepers at Tokyo’s Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster — whose name is a tasty rice dish in Japanese — to Aochan as a snack in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice.
But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back,” Yamamoto said.
Aochan, a 2-year-old male Japanese rat snake, eventually developed an appetite for frozen rodents but has so far shown no signs of gobbling up Gohan — despite her name.
“We named her Gohan as a joke,” Yamamoto chuckled. “But I don’t think there’s any danger. Aochan seems to enjoy Gohan’s company very much.”
The Tokyo zoo also keeps a range of mostly livestock animals, and promotes “cross-breed interaction,” according to Yamamoto.
But Gohan and Aochan’s case was “was a complete accident,” Yamamoto said.
Go here to see a super cute video of them cuddling. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10903211/
There is black female dog named Xiaowei that was raised for more than five years in a Lee’s family in Yilan county of Formosa. Mr. Lee built a dog house in the open space in front of the door. Surprisingly, a few days ago a wild boar was found in the dog house. When hungry, this young wild boar went to suckle at Xiaowei’s breasts. But the female dog was not producing milk and so the little boar kept on wailing. Seeing this, immediately Xiaowei touched the little boar’s head gently with her mouth as if to comfort it. At night, Xiaowei took care of the little boar so it could sleep inside the dog house, and then she guarded outside and waited till the little boar fell asleep before entering her house.
The more interesting thing was that wherever Xiaowei went, the little boar always followed behind. Sometimes the little boar could not follow the dog’s steps and wailed for help. Then the dog would stop, turn her head back and wait for the little boar. The nearby citizens could not help smiling at this warm and interesting scene.
The Tail of 2 Bobbies
In all of the thousands of heartbreaking reports of lost pets filed right after Hurricane Katrina, was one about a cat and dog who would be traveling together. They both had bobbed tails.
Now the detective work has already begun by the Stealth Volunteers to find that e-mail with the family’s contact information because two bobtails, one a cat and one a dog were brought to Celebration Station.
A few days ago, a construction worker showed up with a dog and a cat. He didn’t have a phone number where we can contact him again. Too bad, he may be the hero responsible for reuniting this “Incredible Journey” couple with their family.
For right now, since they have not heard anyone call them by their name for so many months, we have given them temporary ones. The girl dog is “Bobbi” and the boy cat is “Bobby” or “Bob” for short.
The construction worker told us the dog and cat showed up and started hanging out with his dog. Because they were both very thin, the worker began feeding them.
The man said he tried to pick up the cat a couple of times but the dog would growl. He said he also found out that if he tried to separate them, the dog would “bark her head off.”
After about a week, he was told he could not keep the cat and dog with him. He was not about to abandon them on the street, so he brought them to us.
The cat has blue eyes but it took us awhile to figure out why they were different looking – the cat is blind.
No doubt the feeding stations set up by AnimalRescueNewOrleans.com volunteers were the thing that kept these two from dying. But it is hard to fathom how this unimposing, sweet-natured dog protected her cat, keeping him out of danger from packs of dogs, all of the debris that is still covering so much of New Orleans and unkind people.
Whichever angel was sent to guide their steps did a very good job.
There was no way we could even consider separating them. It’s been a bit of a challenge because Celebration Station is not set up for odd couples.
So for the first few days they have been staying in a very large crate and the cat has a smaller crate inside that. That way the dog knows her kitty is safe and can sleep by him. The plan is for them to move into an RV with people.
We have an extended hold on these two because we are making every effort to find their family.
But what we are hoping for is that their stay with us will be very short. It is obvious these brave travelers were loved pets and our sincere hope is we find their family.
And no matter what, the Best Friends solemn vow to “Bobbi” and “Bobby” is that we will not ever allow them to be split up. If their family is not found after an extensive search, they will onlly be adopted out as a pair.
found here: http://www.thebrightsideproject.com/