I have no doubt many of us are no strangers on holiday making friends. In other countries, there is something almost romantic about socializing with strangers as it often leads to long-lasting friendships.
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But what if I asked you this isn’t exclusive to humans? A pupper by Stanley’s name recently went with his human on holiday to Cornwall to visit the local Cornish seal sanctuary where he made friends with a seal pup called Aayla. And then they hit some poses. And we all went “aww!”
A dachshund (commonly referred to as a sausage or wiener dog) named Stanley was on holiday in Cornwall, England with his owner Melanie Talbot. We had decided to visit the Sea Life Trust Cornish Seal Sanctuary as part of their time away from home.
Stanley and Aayla, the land pup and sea dog, became mates at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary recently
Shortly after entering the viewing areas underwater, Stanley’s attention was drawn almost immediately to a large seal pup called Aayla, a permanent resident of the sanctuary under the ice. When their gazes met through the glass partition of the tank, Aayla got pleased with his new buddy too.
Aayla apparently dove to the window and kept swimming around out of curiosity, eyeballing the 2-year-old dachshund constantly. The two talked with each other for a good 20 minutes and posed for photos. And yeah, it was totally lovable!
Aayla is accused of mistook Stanley for another seal as the dachshund wore a doggy jacket and a snoot with his ears tucked inside as it was cold. She began to mimic other movements such as barking at the doggo and tilting her head as most dogs do.
Photos of the two posing as friends started to go viral online forever
Talbot has clarified that at first sight, they felt like they were colleagues. The way they tapped their noses at the window made it look like they whispered to one another. They then struck with Aayla looking more like a dog with her tilted head than a real seal for the camera.
The owner also pointed out that somebody told her dachshunds to have a tendency to sleep tucked in their legs, making them look like seals. And when you think about it, why at first sight wouldn’t these two be friends? They’re just puppets, after all!
In Gweek, Cornwall, the Sea Life Trust Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and provides support for sick, disabled, or distressed seals as well as other marine animals. When possible, the animals will be released after they heal but if not, they will be granted permanent residence in the sanctuary. Aayla is one of many rescued animals and given a new home here.
Needless to say, the two new friends look adorable together
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