Chalk and cheese, fire and water – opposites don’t go well together, most of the time. But in some cases, opposites attract. And that’s exactly what happened here, between Digby the Chihuahua and Nero the Neapolitan Mastiff.
The pair both met at the RSPCA centre, having been rescued from the streets. Digby weight less than a pound when he was first found – in comparison to his new friend Nero, who weighs 120 pounds. But size didn’t matter to these two.
They have become so close that it may be difficult to house them separately to any adoptive parents.
The manager of the RSPCA centre said:
“It’s going to be incredibly difficult to separate them – they’ve got a really genuine bond of friendship.
“He’s still incredibly taken with Nero and has even started climbing across the top of his nose and goes to sleep there, which is really sweet.
“They are very strange with each other. A lot of big dogs can be funny with little ones – like how people say elephants are scared of mice – but Nero just seems to genuinely like him.
“I have never met a pair of dogs as enamoured with each other as these are so it’s probably fair to keep Digby with Nero.
“The only time they are apart is when they sleep or eat.
“Nero is a bit protective of his food, and could probably accidentally swallow Digby in one gulp.
“They love each other but it’s too much of a risk to have them together at night considering their size difference.
“It’s going to be incredibly difficult to separate them.
“We’ll make that decision shortly.”
Let’s hope they find a way to keep this beautiful pair together.