Thursday, August 10, 2017

Unusual Friendships

Did you ever push boundaries when you were young? Most people do, in some way or another. It's not bad when pushing equates to building towering houses of cards, only to see them collapse under their own weight, or from an errant breeze or the wagging tail of a puppy dog. It's a bit different when it's an adult and it's governmental posturing. North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong-Un, is a playground bully with weapons and an army standing behind him. I keep waiting for his house of cards to collapse. It's going to happen. Bullies have short reigns in their playgrounds.

Nobody likes a playground bully. 

Playground bullies are often defeated because unusual friends and allies can bind together to confront and disarm the bully. Those unlikely friendships can often remain afterward and continue their strong bond for years to come. I decided to share some unusual friendships with all of you today - friendships from the animal kingdom.

Here are three friends who live together, play together and support
each other. Leo, Baloo and Sher Khan are best friends. 

Here is Anjana, a chimpanzee, and the twin white
tiger cubs who have bonded with her. A very cute
family photo, isn't it? 

Here's a very unlikely combination - Torque the dog and bestie
Shrek the owl. Apparently they even agree on what TV program
they should watch! 

Here are friends Milo the dog and Bonedigger the lion. Milo would be
a very small snack for the lion, but they are always together - best friends. 

One final unusual animal friends picture for all of you on this wonderful Thursday morning. I saw this usual pair and just had to add it here for my friend Curious Wombat. Too cute and funny!

Here's an unusual pairing - a baby kangaroo with a wombat. They look
so happy, I just had to share. 

So, there you have it. Unusual friendships in the animal kingdom. Of course these are unique - most of the time friendship would be the last thing on the minds of these besties. But if they can be friends, it gives me hope that different groups of humanity might also become unusual friends. Have a great Thursday and enjoy your day!

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