Meet the Golden Retriever and Tortoise Who Are BFFs

Christine Hill’s puppy, Cricket, is now a classic Golden Retriever. He’s silly, fun, loving, dedicated, and friendly…even towards those who might be a bit different. For instance the African spurred tortoise, much like Larry.

Hill rescued Larry from an Animal Center where he was being bullied by four additional tortoises, who were all struggling for the affection of a single female tortoise, National Geographic accounts.

She brought him home and while in the beginning he was “in defense style,” he quickly took a liking to Cricket.

The tortoise was totally at ease, and Cricket laid down alongside Larry, she explained.

“Since that day, they’ve been inseparable.”

Hill recounts the adventures of the unlikely best friends for her Instagram @fozzcook. The set do whatever from dressing up together, sharing watermelon, to just float around.

Larry and Cricket would beg to disagree, although it might be seen by us as an odd friendship.