It’s an doubtful fellowship, but one of the stylish you ’ll see that of a lion and his canine.
The 500-pound lion, named Bonedigger, was born with a rare metabolic bone complaint, leaving him incompletely impaired. He met the two- years-old Dachshund Milo as a cub in the Garold Wayne Fantastic animals Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and they’ve been stylish friends since that day five years ago.
Two other dachsies, Angel and Pellet, also serve as defenders to this king of the jungle. Likely seeing that the lion was impaired and not as important of a trouble, the caring pets put him under their bodies, err, paws.
Demesne director and pet tutor John Reinke has seen this strange fellowship develop over the times, and has witnessed a veritably loving relationship.
“ This fellowship between an 11-pound wiener canine and a 500-pound lion is the only of its kind in the world ever seen,” John said. “ But Bonedigger would only ever be this friendly with these dachshunds. He would n’t be so friendly with other pets – it’s all down to them being friends since he was a cub.”
The peculiar pride enjoys doing everything together, but especially feasting on gobbets of raw meat. Milo indeed tries to imitate his colossal cohort’s “ puffing” – the chuffling, snuffling noise that Napoleons use to communicate with one another ( akin to a housecat’s purring). They play on and bat the grounds, and when it’s time to sleep, snuggle together. The brace is so close that Bonedigger and Milo smooch, and the little canine indeed and cleans his teeth!