When it comes to unusual friendships, the animal kingdom never ceases to astonish. This time, a wild deer and a rescued puppy chose to demonstrate that true friendship has no bounds.
Mike Morgan understood when he acquired Zuzu that the poor pup had been through a lot and that she would need a lot of patience and compassion before she would feel comfortable around humans again. But Mike lavished her with love, and the 2-year-old puppy began to trust humans again. Despite this, she was still quite shy in the presence of other animals.
Mike wasn’t sure how Zuzu would react to meeting another dog, so he didn’t want to rush things and instead waited for the right moment. However, one day he noticed something over the fence that piqued Zuzu’s interest enough to keep her from roaming around the backyard. Mike couldn’t believe there was a wild deer trying to connect with his dog as he drew closer. Even more intriguing, Zuzu was engrossed in it.
The dog and the deer continued to sniff each other until the wild animal hopped over the fence to join its new doggy companion in a frenzied sprint. And Zuzu, who was once such a shy pup, changed totally when she realized she had a new playing buddy. Of course, Mike was delighted to admire them. “Zuzu almost reacted like the deer was another dog,” Mike told The Dodo. “Just playing and stuff.”
The dog was so enthralled by her new pal that she ignored her owner’s calls. Mike merely wanted to make sure her pet dog was okay, but Zuzu and her deer pal looked inseparable. The wild deer, on the other hand, finally returned.
Surprisingly, the cute deer returned the next day to visit its new pal. Needless to say, Zuzu was overjoyed by its reappearance. “We saw the deer again a day later and she walked with me and Zuzu for about a block,” Michael added.