Another Odd Couple: Bella the Dog and Tarra the Elephant
Are dogs just naturally awesome or do they have some super magnetic powers?
- Dogs adopting kittens
- Dogs adopting raccoons
- Dogs adopting tigers
- Dog getting saved by dolphins
- Last but not least… Dog’s best friendship with an orangutang
Adding to this list, a DOG and an ELEPHANT.
Meet Bella (the small one) and Tarra (the big one):
When Tarra was admitted to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennesee, she didn’t do what other elephants do – find a friend of her own species.
Tarra, instead, befriended a stray dog and became best friends with her.
Bella and Tarra played and ate together, and often had sleepovers in a barn.
One day, Bella was (most likely) attacked by coyotes, leaving her unable to walk.
Tarra found Bella in a ditch, bleeding and unable to move.
So Tarra carried her bloody body back to the house.
When Bella was carried out to see Tarra, Bella was ECSTATIC.
Bella trusted Tarra so completely she would let the great elephant stroke her stomach with her foot and caress her with her trunk.
Unfortunately, since that incident, Bella has died.
“They harbor no fears, no secrets, no prejudices. Just two living creatures who somehow managed to look past their immense differences.”
Steve Hartman, CBS Evening News
Have you hugged someone today?
It’s not too late. Go and do it RIGHT now.
Tell your kids, your husbands/wives, your dogs that you love them because tomorrow is NEVER promised.