Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! But it’s not just the human world that celebrates their love for each other; the animal kingdom is discovering their romantic side too. More and more furry creatures are developing unlikely friendships, making us humans melt inside. Here are our favourite ‘odd animal couples’ to give you relationship envy as you learn of their cute and fluffy ways.
Unlikely Animal Friendships
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- Torque and Shrek:
Reportedly spending their evenings watching Eastenders together, snuggled up on the sofa, Torque and Shrek are one of the most unlikely couples in our list. When Torque the greyhound was only 6 months old, he took Shrek the female owl under his ‘wing’ and the pair developed a close friendship. Although the relationship began slowly, with owner John introducing the pair gradually, they are now closer than ever, with protective Torque keeping a close eye on Shrek daily to make sure she doesn’t get in to any mischief!
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- Manni and Candy:
Although Manni the wild boar may not have had the best start in life, being found in his hour of need by the Dahlhaus family in Germany was definitely the best thing to ever happen to him. Shortly after being taken in and bought back to health, after being abandoned by his mother from an early age, the family introduced Manni to Candy – the family’s friendly Jack Russell. The pair now spend hours in the fields together, playing their favourite game ‘hide and seek’!
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- Dennis and Fred:
Little Dennis the chick was adopted by Labrador Fred when he was left for dead, after his mother was sadly taken away by wild animal. As soon as Fred spotted Dennis, he licked him clean and he hasn’t left his side since. They snuggle up together at night to keep cosy, and even go swimming in their local pond together.
Do you know any animals who have developed an unlikey friendship? Maybe your cat is friends with the neighbourhood pigeon? Or does your rabbit enjoy a soiree with a squirrel? Tweet your cute animal pictures to @Preloved using the hashtag #PrelovedPets and we’ll retweet our favourites!
Hoping for a more human based rendezvous? Why not get some inspiration from our Affordable and Adorable Valentines Date suggestions here