Most dog owners know just how curious their furry friends can be. The curiosity can get them in trouble or make them a new friend. Probably both! The curiosity of dogs has even allowed them to make some interesting friends with other animals in the world.
A photo of a dog and a dolphin kissing surfaced and most people don’t even understand the entire story.
A Twitter photo of a dog kissing a dolphin was made popular and for good reason! A dog and a dolphin kissing is a pretty incredible sight since the two animals are so vastly different. As people saw the photo they expressed how much they loved the funny event.
The only issue is that the photo wasn’t a one-time event.
In a surprising turn of events, further details about the picture came to light and it shocked quite a few people. Gunner is a 7-year-old dog and Delta is a 10-year-old dolphin and the two have been friends since Gunner was a puppy!
The original photo was snapped when Gunner was a puppy and it’s pretty magical.
When people investigated further, they discovered the two had been friends for years now. What a fun friendship!
“That’s my coworker’s dog and one of the dolphins I work with! Gunner (the dog) and Delta (the dolphin) are still best friends years later!” Emily Pacenta wrote on Twitter.
It makes a bit of sense, too. Both of the animals are naturally curious and smart.
Dolphins and dogs are naturally intelligent and typically gentle.
The intelligence levels of certain dogs is pretty well known, mostly because we all interact with dogs in our own homes. Most of us, though, don’t have dolphins living in our houses and are therefore less familiar. Whales.org says:
The ability to recognise yourself in a mirror is often used by developmental psychologists as a measure of intelligence and self-awareness. Dolphins pass the mirror test with flying colours! This skill is rare. Besides humans, only bottlenose dolphins, chimpanzees, elephants and magpies have been shown to recognize themselves in a mirror. Human children start showing signs of self-recognition at about 12 months at the earliest and chimpanzees at two years old. Dolphins recognise themselves in a mirror even earlier, at only seven months old.
The two creatures are friends to this day!
Delta lives at the Dolphin Research Center, a sanctuary for the animals, and Gunner kisses the pup every time he visits now. Delta is quite famous in the dog world, apparently! There are a ton of photos of the playful dolphin giving other dogs kisses and having with his furry land friends.
It is a great reminder that our differences can bring us together.
Dolphins are basically the dogs of the sea, right? It seems that no matter how different Gunner and Delta are, they want to make the relationship work. It is a good lesson for us humans. Our differences can be a source of friendship as well as a new experience for us.
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