Milo the Dachshund and his littermates were tiny puppies when they first met Bonedigger the lion.
Bonedigger was just a 4-week-old cub, so the doggie siblings thought him as an oversized puppy and began playing with him.
Soon, the puppies noticed that Bonedigger was rendered cripple (due to a metabolic bone disease). They were very sorry for him so they always made him feel comfortable. But it was Milo who wanted most to protect his lion friend.
Over the years, Milo and Bonedigger formed a special bond. They lived together at the Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, surrounded by kind caretakers who tended to all their needs.
With time, many witnesses feared about the safety of Milo and his siblings. They felt that Bonedigger’s predatory instincts would cause harm to the tiny dogs.
However, Bonedigger defied all the negative prejudice and proved that he will always be a friendly presence for the Dachshund family. These days, the blended family can often be seen dining, cuddling or playing together. Bonedigger kindly allows his doggie buddies to sleep on top of him whenever they like. As for Milo, he loves playing the lion’s personal dentist and gives him “kisses” while checking his teeth!
The sanctuary workers say that Bonedigger gets very sad if any of the Dachshunds go missing from his yard. Now that he is older and stronger, Bonedigger dedicatedly cherishes and protects the little canine family from all harm. This unique friendship proves that the animal kingdom is filled with the purest of souls!
Click the video below to watch Milo cleaning Bonedigger’s teeth with his slobbery kisses!