You’ve seen the heartwarming pictures of inter-species relationships and other odd animal friendships. The Internet is full of adorable animal friends, like a dog and a guinea pig or a duck and cat enjoying adorable animal antics.Here we have another one of those types of stories, only this one has a serious side.
This time the two animals involved are a goose and the tiny puppy it’s sheltering from the bitter cold. According to Snopes, the original story happened after a polar vortex hit North America in January 2019:“The man finds a goose that was shaking with cold stuck to a pole in Montana, the goose was sheltering with her wings a puppy that was about to die frozen. We have so much to learn as a species.” Facebook post by Suzanne PadaPetra.
There is some controversy about when and where these photos originated and although we may never know who took these photos or exactly where they were taken, there is no doubting the heartwarming images in the pictures. We can all learn a lesson in love and goodwill from a notoriously aggressive goose that is surely saving the life of a puppy by keeping it warm
The pictures are so sweet and it makes one wonder what happened to the animals. Did someone step forward and shelter the two from the cold? Did the goose and the puppy remain friends?
We’ll probably never know but what we do know is that on that bitterly cold day, a goose and a puppy turned to each other for survival and companionship. The mothering instinct of the goose is one that all species share and we are fortunate enough to get a glimpse of it in these photos.