Rio the dog romps in the yard with an unlikely friend
It's been a rough few days for folks here in Washtenaw County, and there is nothing like seeing two furry pals playing enthusiastically to help bring a little brightness to one's day.
These two friends aren't just any ordinary playmates, and they're not just from different species — one is wild, while the other is domesticated.
This dog, Rio — a Beagle mix — and a river otter have become fast friends, as the dog's owner explains.
Every evening a river otter comes to play with our daughter's dog Rio. What was once an acquaintance on the other side of the fence has now become a friend who comes to play through the fence.It has been interesting to watch as their trust of each other has developed over the past several months.
Be warned: this video contains excessive amounts of cuteness! Does your pet have an unlikely buddy? Share your story below.
Lorrie Shaw leads the pets section for AnnArbor.com. Catch her daily dog walking and pet sitting adventures or email her directly and subscribe to AnnArbor.com's email newsletters.