This is a rescue dog! We found Wiley at a no-kill animal shelter called the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, PA. He joined our family in July of 2011. Rescue dogs make the best pets; I would know. My family has had pound puppies my whole life and I am a better person because of it. This is a place we can share our stories and spread the word: get a rescue pet!
While I feel like I'm trying to move Heaven and Earth to get Wiley and a cat to be friends, Bella is best friends with an elephant! If you haven't seen this video/story making its rounds on the internet over the past few days you need to give yourself a few minutes to watch it. Click the picture below to go to the video, or just click here!
Bubbles was brought to the Myrtle Beach Safari in 1983 when she was orphaned due to ivory poaching. Bella was abandoned in 2007 by a contractor who was at the sanctuary building a pool for Bubbles.
Once they realized they both loved the water, the makings of a deep friendship were in the works. The video explains the background and has great footage of the dog and elephant frolicking. If frolicking can't make your Friday feel good then you probably need a sick day.
If you don't have the time or environment to watch the video, at least check out the Daily Mail's coverage. Click here.
Many thanks to my sister-in-law Suzy for sharing this story with me so I could share it with you!