They say opposites attract, and it seems that couldn’t be truer for our four-legged friends. Indeed, we could learn a thing or two from our loyal companions who look beyond a wet nose and a fluffy tail to find friendship in the most unexpected places. In a list featuring everything from apes to raccoons, here are ten canines and their curious companions who prove that love in the animal kingdom really is blind.
10. Toffee & Pumpkin
Say hello to unlikely Instagram stars Toffee and Pumpkin. Both rescues, Toffee the dog is a Royal Bahamian Potcake while Pumpkin is Bahamian raccoon; it’s a relationship that totally shouldn’t work, but it does. In fact, since the moment an orphaned Pumpkin was rescued and taken to live with Toffee and his family, this unorthodox pair have shared a special bond.
You see, Pumpkin’s parents abandoned her after she tumbled out of a tree and broke her leg. Toffee’s owner found her and decided to take her home. From that day on, Toffee took it upon himself to care for Pumpkin, encouraging her to walk and helping her when she fell. Fast-forward to today, and there’s even an Instagram account to document this furry friendship. Spoiler alert: it’s adorable. The pair now have 1.5 million followers, but, luckily, fame hasn’t affected their relationship.