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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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Aw, our hearts are bursting! What some love and a good friend can do for your quality of life is incredible and so inspiring. This is the heartwarming transformation of a senior cat who makes a tiny friend and begins to act like a kitten himself.

Meet Phoenix, an older cat who was found abandoned in his owner's old apartment. He had spent a year there all alone before being rescued. His new foster mom could tell he was depressed. She cleaned Phoenix up as he slowly began to heal and transform yet he remained aloof and uninterested in other cats. Until, one day, a tiny weak kitten, by the name of Ruby, demanded that Phoenix play with her. 

The rest was history. Now the adorable pair will only be adopted out together. Follow the Cats of San Bernardino on Instagram. 

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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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Unusual But Beautiful Interspecies Friendships

OK, if everything up until now didn't crack a smile on your lovely, yet stubborn face, then this is it. This is the top guns and 100% fool-proof guaranteed to bring out the major aww's in anyone. And when we say anyone, we really mean it. 

Unusual animal friendships aren't that common but whenever it does happen, it feels like everything in the universe is and will be OK. Just for a moment, there is no hatred, there is no difference between interspecies, there is simply love and friendship. If you were to ask us, we'd say these images are the most beautiful captured images on Earth. And not only are these animal's friends, but you can also see the love radiating from their eyes. 

Ah, it's almost too much but it's just the right amount of goodness we needed to see today. 

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Who says cats and dogs have to hate each other? Sometimes, it's the very opposite. And that sight, the sight of mutual love between a cat and dog is one of the sweetest, most heart-warming sights.

Think about it, the two greatest and most pure souls cuddling? We're melting just thinking about it! Met Duo Duo, the Golden Retriever, and Snowball, the white cat. The pair have become a viral hit on the Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin.

The loving pair live at the home in Guangzhou, China. Their owner, who is known by his surname as An, knew just how precious his dog's and cat's relationship is -- the exact thing the internet was made for. An told UNILAD that his two pets have developed a strong bond when growing up together. An continues to say that the pair are always at each other's side, even when sleeping. 

Get ready to fall in love with Duo Duo and Snowball, we know we sure did! 

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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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Animals Taking A Ride On Their Animal Friends

Sometimes, we really need our friends to have our backs - support us, listen to our troubles. And other times, we need them to have our back literally. It's those times when you're tired after hanging out, your legs are exhausted, and you whine, joking: "I'm tireeeeeed, can you carry meeeee?" Well, these animals took that request seriously. 

Cats are known as lazy, but have you ever seen one riding a pig? You're about to. It's kind of adorable, we're not gonna lie, seeing these different species come together and sit on each other's backs and heads. It's the kind of wholesome content that puts a smile on our faces and uplifts our mood. We hope these animal friendships put a smile on your face too today. 

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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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Interspecies Encounters: Wholesome Animal Edition

Honestly, there is nothing more adorable than seeing a pair of animals (who are completely different species) get along. 

Why is that? Maybe it's because animals are just better than people and can be friends with almost anyone, regardless of their species. It's a beautiful and pure sight and if this doesn't brighten up your day, we honestly don't know what will. 

Enjoy some major wholesomeness! 

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