Sometimes we hear that birds flock together, but we realize that is not always the case. Sometimes, we also need to make room for the fact that there are things like “weird bedmates” and they can show up at the weirdest of times.
Perhaps that is best seen in the case of a puppy who fell in love with a turtle. It’s love at lightning, and we can’t help but fall in love when we see it.
It all started when a Sulcata tortoise was found by the Humane Society of Los Angeles. Tilly G is in bad shape. He was diagnosed with a severe respiratory infection, cracked skin and low weight. He needs a lot of TLC, just to get through.
Luckily, there is someone willing to give him that TLC. These days, Tilly G is living in Santa Monica, California, in a virtual paradise. He has a lot of beauty around him, a little cedar house he calls home, and lots of cat and dog friends.
One of the recent additions to that home is a puppy named Skippy. If you have a home full of animals, you will likely have the same questions and concerns every time a new animal arrives.
As far as Skippy is concerned, they are wondering if he gets along well with other animals. This includes Tilly G, and no one knows if Skippy was barking at the tortoise or the turtle was just hiding in his shell.
They didn’t have to worry about it for too long, because Skippy went right up to the turtle and introduced himself. They sniffed each other, and before long they were regular companions.
The love they had at first only grew stronger as they continued to stick together. You could even say that Skippy sticks with Tilly G like peanut butter and jelly. When he wakes up in the morning, he rushes out so they can start the day together.
Admittedly, these two zodiac signs are completely opposite. Skippy is a small, energetic puppy, but Tilly G is a turtle, living slowly.
Although they are far apart, they are rarely apart. When it’s time to eat, Skippy you’ll want to be right there with Tilly and they’ll even hang out in the cedar house together.
You can follow Tilly on Instagram, @tillygthetortoise.