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Buddy system: Labrador and dolphin

On an island off the coast of Ireland, a Labrador retriever and a dolphin have become swimming buddies.

This footage, from a television program (or programme, in this case) called Countryfile, shows the dolphin, named Doogie, and the dog, named Ben, frolicking in the harbor (or harbour).

Tory Island, accessible only by boat, is off the coast of County Donegal. Ben, it’s reported, resides at a hotel on the island and trots down to the water regularly to meet up with Doogie, who, on the Internet at least, is sometimes referred to as Dougie.

Reporter Adam Henson managed to captured the moment of interspecies play.

Comments

Comment from ananda
Time September 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm

What happened to them? this was over 4 years ago… Are they still there?
Inquiring minds want to know…

Comment from Karen Howell
Time January 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm

How did Ben die? I love that story.

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