Dougie the dolphin, as he’s affectionately called by the locals of Tory Island, first appeared after another dolphin had died and washed ashore on the Irish island’s coast. Most believe that the late dolphin was Dougie’s mate and that he was grieving the loss. But in the midst of this grief, came something unexpected – Ben the labrador retriever.
I’ve seen many unusual animal friendships, but this has to be one of the best. These two buds need their own children’s book so I can read it every day and feel warm and fuzzy inside.