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Cheezburger Facebook Users Show Off Their BFF Cats And Doggos

Poetry about animals can truly be inspiring. And apparently a tiny little poem about a dog from the perspective of a cat, written by yours truly (hi)(just kidding, it's totally a cat who wrote that, not me) has made our Facebook users excited to show off their own cat and dog bffs, and we couldn't be happier!

A friendship for the ages between our favorite animals - kitties and doggos, and so many of them too! Whoever said cats and dogs don't get along definitely hasn't met any of these besties. Big and small, cuddling, protecting each other from storms, they're best friends, and we want to be their best friends too.

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Tumblr Thread: Awwdorable Cheetahs And Their Service Dogs

Wholesome interspecies animal friendships is one of everyone's favorite things, and today, tumblr is giving us a look into one of the cutest ones - cheetahs and doggos. It's a classic tumblr story, where one meme leads to an entire legendary thread that began with simple wholesome and adorable facts about how sweet cheetahs are and somehow turned into an appreciation post for cheetahs an puppies. 

It's a thread that gets better and better the more you read it, and it's so heartwarmingly good, we had to share it with you. May this bring as much joy into your day as it always does to ours and as much as these doggos bring to these cheetah cubs

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Large Puppers Being Gentle Giants With Human Babies

We know that dogs are some of the nicest, gentlest creatures, but there's always some worry about the reaction the family pet will have to the new baby. It's hard, we're worried about both the baby and the dog - don't want the baby to be hurt or scared and don't want the doggo to be getting jealous of the new human in the house who will be getting endless attention. 

There's no reason to worry though, not with dogs, because dogs are absolutely amazing. More often than not, dogs become best friends with the tiny new humans, and we get to watch them grow up together and be each other's best friends. And it might be one of the most wholesome things we ever get to see, our gorgeous little gentle giant doggos growing up with our little tiny human babies. 

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The classic story of cat meets dog sigh and friendshiiiiiip is in the air. 

There are so many ways in which a first meeting between a cat and a dog can go. This one though is especially wholesome. The first time the cat and dog got to interact was... when the kitty was in the toilet lol. With mom's supervision of course. The dog was lying in the doorway, excited and observing, a good large doggo being as unintimidating as it can, and the cat was literally purring.

Though the cat was nervous as first, mostly because doggo is big doggo, eventually, friendship blossomed, starting with the classic cat playing with doggo's tail and ears and ending with them going on walks together and generally being totally adorkable weirdos together. A friendship story for the ages. And it makes us so so happy. 

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Who in the world wouldn't want to befriend a baby owl? They are so heckin' cute! And to befriend an owl would essentially make you a Disney Princess. 

Introducing Owliver! A friendly baby owl who a man in Cincinnati, Ohio, Garrett Zimmerman, has managed to befriend.  The baby owl appeared one afternoon in Zimmerman's back yard. Zimmerman carefully and calmly walked over to the adorable baby owl and the owl seems to be at complete ease with Zimmerman's presence. Zimmerman was then able to record this adorable interaction in a series of TikTok videos. Zimmerman named his new friend "Owliver " 

So precious! If you're in the mood for even more owl-related goodness, check out these owl memes -- they're a hoot! 

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One of our favorite things in the world is interspecies friendships. They're so cool and interesting, and the circumstances which led to those friendships are just as interesting if not more. The latest unlikely friendship that we've come across is one that seems like it's straight out of a Disney movie - a meerkat, a hyena cub, and two lion cubs.

Yeah, we know, aren't hyenas and lions mortal enemies? And isn't a meerkat merely a snack for hyenas and lions? Normally, the answer to both would be yes. But in this situation, under their special circumstances, in a zoo in South Africa, a strange and beautiful friendship has formed. 

These adorable animals all met when they were just babies. As they explain in the video: Qala - the hyena - arrived at the zoo as an orphan after her mom was caught in a farmer's trap, Safari and Sussie - the lion cubs - were rejected by their mother at birth, and Pokkel - the coolest meerkat in the world - was found simply wandering alone without its family.

Their friendship may not last forever, since both the lions and hyena are growing, and their instincts should be kicking in soon, so even playfighting might become dangerous for Pokkel. But for now, this is one of the cutest unlikely friendships we've ever seen, and we're glad that these cuties are enjoying each other. 

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Tiny Rescued Kitten Found A Big Brother Figure In Another Rescued Kitten

Lennon and Ringo, two rescued kittens, have become inseparable best friends. 

The ginger kitten, Lennon, who is now about six weeks old, was found on the day that would have been The Beatles star's 80th birthday, as reported by Express & Star. He was named Lennon by a Beatles fan who also happens to be an RSPCA inspector. The location where he was discovered was also John Lennon Drive in Liverpool, so the name really seems quite perfect. 

After a while of being cared for in the RSPCA Wirral and Chester branch, Lennon found a best friend in a newly rescued tiny little black and white, now three weeks old, kitten. The two of them got so close, purring and enjoying spending their time together, that the staff decided to name the black and white kitten Ringo Starr. 

"Ringo has been hand-reared by staff since he was rejected by his mother at birth," but luckily, he found a new friend in Lennon who he treats like he's part of the family, adorably finding an older brother figure in him. Kay Hawthorne, the branch manager, said: "We introduced [Ringo] to Lennon when he arrived as we were helping feed them both and the pair just hit it off. Lennon is like an older brother and loves looking after Ringo. They play together and cuddle up together. They get on so well, it is really sweet."

"We just couldn't resist naming the youngest Ringo when we could see he was getting on well with Lennon," she added. "They both seem to be doing so well and are certainly getting by with a little help from their friends at the branch." These two little ones will hopefully be adopted together once they are able to leave the center, and we are keeping our fingers crossed for them to find the most incredible forever home in which they will never be let down.

Take a look at the most adorable pictures of Lennon and Ringo below! And for more heartwarming stories of animal friendships, check out these adorable dog who has the most adorable friendship with a wild dolphin

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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One of out favorite things in the world is unlikely interspecies relationships, so unlikely and so beautiful. We've seen many of those in pictures before, but to see one in video is always an absolute treat. 

This adorable doggo named Zyzz hangs out with his owners on the boat all the time, to the point that they consider Zyzz part of the crew. And he loves swimming. The owners say that they never pushed him toward it, he just always felt the pull of the water and is always eager to jump in. Surprise, surprise, another creature is living in the water - an adorable dolphin that the boat crew calls Jojo. 

The dog and dolphin get along like best buds, and you can tell that they really enjoy each other. Zyzz is always excited about Jojo, sometimes dipping his head in the water to try to see better what's going on, and Jojo sometimes splashes Zyzz with its tail. Their relationship is one of the most wholesome we've seen in a while. 

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Animals And Their Stuffed Animal Doppelgangers

Dogs are a person's best friends, and we're theirs. But what happens when you aren't home and they get a little lonely? Well, you must get them a stuffed animal buddy. And not just for your dogs. All animals could use an extra tiny soft friend to cuddle with and care for, even hedgehogs and owls.


And to make them feel more familiar, get them a stuffed animal that looks just like them. Perhaps there will be some confusion at first, but they'll become best friends quickly. And for us, their doppelganger love will make for the most wholesome and adorable picture moments, just like the ones you're about to see right now. 

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Rescue Fox Cub And Bulldog Are Inseparable Best Friends

Unlikely animal friendships are always heartwarming to see, but this one is extra special. 

Last April, 28-year-old Pauline Ashanolla from the Isle of Wight came across a 6-month-old fox cub. The fox was "alone, frightened and very poorly" when she found it. It was either abandoned or Orphaned, and Paulina, with a heart of gold, decided to rescue the fox, and took it into her care. Since then, she has put her everything into taking care of this fox, who she named Marley. She fed it kitten milk day and night every 90 minutes, going as far as to give up her dream of being a dog groomer to take care of the cub and watch it grow and prosper. 

In an almost magical turn of events, the 4-year-old bulldog - Ernie - that Paulina has became best friends with the little fox, and the two of them are now best of friends. "They do everything together, they're inseparable," told Paulina to DailyMail. "They play with each other all day, they sleep together every night, they go for walks together."

They truly are a real life recreation of Disney's Fox and the Hound, and it is so pure and beautiful. Check out pictures of these best friends hanging out and pictures of Marley as a baby fox bellow!

Story by DailyMail.

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How pure and wholesome is this friendship! We always have a soft spot for unlikely animal friendships. It just goes to show that animals are so accepting and pure.

An owl is hitching a refreshing ride in the lake on the back of this calm and happy German Shepherd. What could you possibly see today that'll top that? 

Enjoy this adorable friendship going on an adventure

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Rescued Bear Cub Makes A New Friend

Meet the adorable rescued baby black bear -- Casper! Casper was abandoned as a very young cub, thankfully the wonderful team at Black Bear Rescue Manitoba, Canada, rescued him and nourished him before his release back into the wild. 

When Casper was 1 month old, he was introduced to another rescued cub named Dudley. At first, Casper didn't want anything to do with Dudley but we're happy that didn't last too long because Caper and Dudley playing together is just the sweetest thing! 

It wasn't long before the pair became inseparable. Watch their story below! 

Story via Little But Fierce

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Unlikely Friendship Between Cat And Snake Go Viral (Tweets)

We've seen a lot of unusal interspecies friendship but can't recall ever seeing this particular bond...

A cat and a snake... friends? Weird, right? Weird but strangely really neat. That's what Twitter user and cat owner @molly7anne thought, too. After sharing a few images of her cat just basking in the sun with a snake, the tweet soon went viral and was flooded with comments and criticism (as always).

Here are a few of the most popular comments: 

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Abandoned Newborn Giraffe And A Guard Dog Become Best Friends

Friendships have no boundaries, not even among different species. 

An abandoned newborn giraffe, named Jazz, was in a dire situation when he was first rescued a week ago by wildlife workers in South Africa.

But thankfully, Jazz was pulled out of a coma and is on the road to recovery -- all thanks to his new best friend friend Hunter, a guard dog at the wildlife rehab center. Under the attentive licks of Hunter, Jazz has been able to to gain back strength. 

According to a Facebook post by The Rhino Orphanage, Hunter is equally taken with Jazz, as Jazz is with him. Hunter, who also assists in anti-poaching efforts has reportedly, "fallen head over heels" for Jazz.  

"Just when we thought it couldn't get any cuter, sweeter and more heart-warming, this happened," the center wrote about a video (shared below) of the pair nuzzling each other, adding that the bond between the animals is "astonishing."

Hunter, is a Belgian Malinois, and "stays in the room all day with Jazz."Hunter doesn't even allow his brother Duke to come close to Jazz, according to the center. Hunter was so upset when Jazz was in a coma that he "didn't want to eat."

We're happy Jazz and Hunter have each other. 

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