A golden retriever and a piglet have formed an unlikely cross-species companionship as they eat, wash and even go on walks together.
When Luna the Juliana pig first arrived at Stacey Becker’s home in Atlanta, Georgia, in August 2017, there were teething troubles between her and the dog, Cloud.
Despite their size difference, four-year-old Cloud will takes the Juliana pig on walks around their back yard while holding a leash in her mouth.
Cloud will lead Luna the Juliana pig on walks around their back yard while holding a leash in her mouth
The pair have quickly become best friends through spending their days in the back-yard play fighting, sharing snacks and sitting in a paddling pool.
Ms Becker said: ‘We love that they get along so well.
‘Each day they surprise us with how they interact and take care of each other.
‘They have one main common bond which is eating and they both love treats
Luna wearing a pumkin costume for Halloween (left) and the two unlikely companions have a wash in a paddling pool (right)
Cloud and Luna both tuck into a healthy snack of vegetables. The pair have quickly become best friends
‘Luna does not like to be cold, so she loves snuggling with Cloud.
‘Cloud does not like to be hot, but many times she will sit by the fire or stay out in the sun with Luna just to stay close to her.’
After some teething problems, including Luna biting Cloud during their rough and tumble, the pair have become inseparable.
Stacey said: ‘Cloud has certainly had much rougher playmates.
‘Her other best friends are two male labs that she loves to show who’s boss..
As well as all their other activities, they often play fight – although Luna appears to be more keen than Cloud
After some teething problems, including Luna biting Cloud during their rough and tumble, the pair have become inseparable
‘She plays very rough with other dogs, but is completely gentle with Luna.
‘They also get into lots of trouble together by eating the tomatoes that I have planted, as well as other vegetables in the garden.
‘Luna looks to Cloud for protection if other dogs are nearby and hides under Cloud’s legs, so she feels safe.’