I know. I know. Gratuitous pictures of my animals. Deal with it! This is one of my favorite pictures. To this day, wherever Ellie goes, Smokey follows. He has to be with her all the time. He sleeps with her at night instead of in my comfortable bed like Bandit does. He eats her dogfood with her out of her dog bowl. He drinks her water. She is his everything. And it is so freaking sweet to witness the love between these two animals. Different species. They are NOT supposed to be friends. And yet they are. As humans, we could all take a lesson from these unlikely pals.