Heaven, a two-month-old calf, and Sweetpea the canine are the best of buddies.
They can regularly be discovered one next to the other, wandering the grounds of the Saving Grace Animal Society in Alix, Alta.
“They took to each other and immediately bonded,” said Erin Deems, the animal rescue’s executive director in a statement for CBC News.
“Love knows no species boundaries. When two animals can bond like that, it’s pretty heartwarming.”
The inseparable pair play, sniff and even kiss.
“They really love to sunbathe,” Deems said. “Sweetpea really enjoys grooming Heaven so she’s always licking her face and cleaning her up as well as she can. They just really enjoy each other’s company.”
Heaven was safeguarded from a northern Alberta dairy ranch and brought into the consideration of the rescue agency.
Too touchy to even think about being housed in the sanctuary outbuilding with the remainder of the ranch animals, the calf was moved into a little pen in the patio of their safe house office. That is the point at which she met Sweetpea, the office’s official ambassador dog.
The pair hit it off right away.
“Sweetpea took to her right away and showed her the ropes, as she often does with dogs that we bring in that need extra medical attention,”
Deems said in an interview with CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM.
“She just kind of latches onto them and kind of shows them the way.
“I think she felt that Heaven was in the same kind of situation.”
Sweetpea likewise had troublesome beginnings. Regards accept she was utilized as a bait dog in an underground battling ring. When she was seized by the RCMP two or three years prior, she was gaunt, fighting contaminations and canvassed in cuts.
“She’s the most forgiving animal that we’ve ever seen,” Deems said. “She just wants to love everything.”
There is something unique about the fellowship that is developed, Deems said. And keeping in mind that farm animals at the sanctuary are regularly embraced into new homes, Heaven isn’t going anyplace.