Two separate stories of rescue eventually merged into a beautiful friendship. Baby cow, Bernie and puppy, Sri Ram may look like an odd pair, but they have developed an undeniable bond since arriving at Juliana's Animal Sanctuary in Columbia.
While they both had a bit of a bumpy start to life, since finding each other they love nothing more than to romp and play until they are ready to snuggle in for a nap together. Juliana Castañeda Turner, founder of the animal sanctuary told The Dodo, "Both are just kids. They became friends because the others are old dogs who don't play … [they don't have] the same energy."
Their stories were not always this happy, however. Sri Ram was one of four puppies found whose owner seemed to have very little interest in his safety. One of the pups ended up dying, but Sri Ram was one of three that survived and was transported to the sanctuary. Bernie, a male cow, was unwanted by a dairy farm and the owners turned him over to the sanctuary so he could avoid slaughter. A twist of fate that brought two unlikely friends together.
The two can nearly always be found together. And their obvious difference in appearance doesn't seem to weight in too much. Castaneda indicates"Bernie thinks he is a big dog and Sri Ram think Bernie is a big dog." And with that, they are happy to live out their days together.
What a great reminder that many roads can lead to friendship. Share this heartwarming story with a friend.