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oh god, this is a disney movie
subcultured at 1:58PM, Jan. 7, 2009
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really touching stuff
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Sea_Cow at 8:47PM, Jan. 7, 2009
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;_;

That…

My heart melted.
I am so happy to finally be back home
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Chernobog at 11:47PM, Jan. 7, 2009
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Aw. I like these kinds of videos of unlikely animal species being friends.
 
 
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lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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ozoneocean at 12:04AM, Jan. 8, 2009
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Sad, because dogs don't live very long, whereas elephants do…
But the friendship part is great. I remember something similarly disparate pairing with a giant tortoise. I can't recall what the species of the other animal was though.
 
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bravo1102 at 1:35AM, Jan. 8, 2009
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Just like people and dogs? If it was a human rather than an elephant we'd assume the dog was a pet…

I read in one work evolution that the tortoise was friends with a human. They do outlive us.
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ozoneocean at 5:19AM, Jan. 8, 2009
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Nonnonononon, I remember now! The giant Tortoise was BFF with a pygmy hippopotamus!
The hippo treated the tortoise as its mum and the tortoise looked after the fat little thing. They were much happier together than apart.

Eh, “pet” is an artefact of some human cultures, while for some people the animals they keep are for their produce only or else they're pure work creatures- for hunting, pulling a cart etc.

For the elly the dog is probably more like a child elephant or sibling. That'd be about right, since that's the root of the human pet dynamic usually…
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I have heard about how animals from different species can easily bond given the right conditions, and it can be quite beneficial for both in most cases.
Dogs are pretty adaptable; dogs and pigs, ducks, horses, cats, tigers, whatever.
 
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Product Placement at 8:45AM, Jan. 8, 2009
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Just like people and dogs? If it was a human rather than an elephant we'd assume the dog was a pet…

I read in one work evolution that the tortoise was friends with a human. They do outlive us.

Some species of parrots (normally the bigger ones) can reach an age of eighty something. Thus it isn't uncommon of parrots outliving their masters as well.

Jay Leno covered this “dog loves an elephant” story the other day. Although he twisted it up with some of that witty humor of his.
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SpANG at 9:47PM, Jan. 8, 2009
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Sad, because dogs don't live very long, whereas elephants do..
True, elephants can almost live as long as humans. Except this is a sanctuary, so we really don't know how old the elephant is at this point.

I remember reading about the hippo and the tortoise too. ;)
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Mushroomcomix at 10:26PM, Jan. 8, 2009
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That's great, it's almost heartwarming…makes you wonder what will happen when the doggy passes away:(
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Senshuu at 11:22PM, Jan. 8, 2009
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Gawd… that's adorable. I want a friend like that.
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bravo1102 at 2:23AM, Jan. 9, 2009
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Gawd… that's adorable. I want a friend like that.

Get a dog. Not a rodent dog that's always yipping because it has a complex about its size, but a medium-large size dog that is secure in its dogness and will just shower you with unconditional love.

Alpha male, child-parent? Companionship. Superior/inferior?

Hey, cats keep humans as pets. ;)

The way some people pamper their pets you wonder who is keeping whom. :)
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Pineapple at 2:24AM, Jan. 10, 2009
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This reminds me of those stories where a pet dog has befriended an orphaned lion cub or something and you think, “yeah, and how long is that goind to last?”
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BffSatan at 12:47AM, Jan. 12, 2009
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That is one of the most heart-warmiong stories I have ever heard.
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