Today the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship shows us a real life example of The Fox and the Hound currently taking place in a forest in Norway. Sniffer the wild fox and Tinni the domestic dog first met by chance while Tinni was out for a walk with his human, photographer Torgeir Berge. The unlikely pair became fast friends and now Torgeir photographs their heartwarming daily encounters. Sniffer and Tinni frolic in their secluded woodland playground until they’ve tired each other out, at which point they settle down and relax together.
The tender and playful relationship between the two is captured in these photos and Berge was so inspired by it that he decided to release a book chronicling the canine duo called The Fox and the Dog which will feature fairytales based on their friendship.
More so, Berge noted how similar his dog and Sniffer were and his thoughts on Norway’s controversial fox-fur trade changed so much that he is now campaigning to have it banned. Berge observed ‘how similar foxes and dogs actually are’ and labels the fox, the ‘dog of the forest’.
Berge will donate a large portion of the proceeds from the book to help his conservation and anti-fur trade campaign.
In addition to their book, Sniffer and Tinni also have their own Facebook page where you can follow their ongoing adventures.