Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Lion and 2 Dachshund Friends in an Oklahoma Zoo

Here's a great story that we learned about from our friend John. - Since it's about 2 Dachshunds that have made friends with a lion we had to share it.

A friendship that’s a real Wiener: The disabled 500-pound lion and his unlikely Dachshund pal who have been inseparable ever since the cat was a cub
 
A disabled lion who was reared by a double amputee zookeeper has formed an unlikely bond with a miniature sausage dog with the pair inseparable ever since the cat was a cub.
   Bonedigger, a 500lb male lion might dwarf Milo, an eight-year-old Dachshund but he rarely leaves his side. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. 
   Bonedigger was born with a metabolic bone disease that left him mildly crippled and has also struck up an unusual bond with zookeeper John Reinke, who lost both of his legs following a bungee jump accident.
When Milo and two other five-year old wiener dogs, Bullet and Angel, sensed that the the lion was disabled they sought to comfort and protect him.
 ow Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together.
   Mr Reinke, who works at the zoo witnessed the bond develop between the unlikely duo.
   He said: ‘This friendship between an 11 pound wiener dog and a 500 pound lion is the only of it's kind in the world ever seen.
‘Milo does his best to copy Bonedigger when the lion tries puffing to communicate with other lions in the park.
**Thanks to our friend John  for sharing this video!** 
https://youtu.be/NT1HGnotQWc

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14