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Published on Friday, November 17, 2017

Unexpected Animal Couples


The video posted by PBS shows Pippin an abandoned baby fawn, adopted by Kate, a great dane. This video is part of the 31st season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen in association. The short clip shows how the two very different animals have developed an odd friendship, complete with their very own unique way of greeting each other, their own type of playful behavior, and enough trust to simply restfully sleep by each other. Isobel Springett, Kate’s owner, discusses the events of the video, explaining how beautifully unique this friendship is, saying "When they greet each other, I've never seen anything like it. It's not a deer greeting a deer. It's not a dog greeting a dog. It's definitely something that they have between the two of them."

It all began when Pippen was abandoned by her mother close by Springett’s home. Kate, an average great dane, then did something an average great dane would not have done: instead of attacking or chasing the deer, she adopted her. This instantly lead to their strong, comfortable, and lasting friendship, where kate remained by Pippen’s side as she tried to figure out her way through life. It is a truly odd yet beautiful friendship.

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Author: AThompson

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