A very lucky dog had a very enviable experience recently while out enjoying a day at Whangaumu Bay in northern New Zealand. While the playful 10-month-old pup, named Jackie, sloshed around in the waves, she was met by a group of sea-faring locals — a friendly pod of wild dolphins — who seemed quite interested in making her acquaintance.
According to Jackie’s owner, Arriane Christie, the incredibly amicable interaction lasted more than 30 minutes, a few of which she was able to capture on film.
“I think they were just wanting to play. Jackie was in the shallows and they came right up to her,” Christie told local news website Stuff.
Jackie is hardly the first dog to have found a friend in dolphins. In fact, there have been a number of similar encounters recorded on camera before.
But perhaps the most memorable, and long-lasting, of these interspecies friendships is one made famous in a clip from the BBC show “Countryfile,” in which a dog named Ben becomes best buds with a dolphin named Dougie in a harbor in Ireland.
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