A dog and a pig have gone viral after their connection evolved into an unconditional friendship and the two meet for playdates every week.
Both Colt the dog and Carlton the pig are rescue animals who were abandoned by their previous owners.
While Colt wasn’t welcome in his family any longer, Carlton was dumped at a farm after he grew bigger than his owners expected.
As The Dodo explained, Carl was sold to the family under the pretense that it was a ‘mini pig,’ a nonexistent breed, whereas they were told the pig would stay small forever.
Small or not, Amanda Quick knew that Carlton belonged with her the moment she saw him.
“I had been hoping to rescue a pig to train as a therapy animal like I’ve done with my two previous rescue dogs. As soon as I saw his sweet baby face I knew he was the one. I drove an hour to get him that night,” she said in an interview with The Dodo.
“He is a troublemaker. I’ve considered renaming him ‘Damnit Carl’ because I feel like I say it 100 times a day. He’s either making you laugh or giving you the best snuggles 24/7. What more could you want?”
As Amanda added, Carl also became best friends with her friend’s dog, Colt.
“Their friendship was instant!” Amanda said as she recalled the first time she took Carl with her as she visited her friend. “Colt couldn’t take his eyes off of Carl. They were doing zoomies and grazing together, even wrestling and playing in the leaf piles.”
Since their first get-together, the two soulmates now get to have some bonding time each week.
“Ever since that first time, Carlton waits by the door on Mondays. He knows when it’s time to go. He trots from the car to Mary’s front door and Colt starts hopping the second we come in. Even after weeks, they’re still this excited to see one another every Monday,” Amanda added.
What are your thoughts on this story? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this post with your family and friends and follow us on Facebook for more news and stories!