Chihuahua and Giant Mastiff Become the Best of Friends

Chihuahua and Giant Mastiff Become the Best of Friends

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Who knew that a giant 155-pound mastiff and a tiny 7-pound chihuahua would get along so well. Huey the mastiff and Bella the chihuahua mix, both rescues, have become an inseparable brother and sister duo. Their owner, Tara Rex, says all of her dogs she’s owned have been rescues.

“We’ve had a German Shepherd in the past, a Saint Bernard in the past, a Newfoundland. So, all pretty big dogs. And then we got Huey and he was with a foster family that was in our neighborhood,” she said. “My girlfriend saw him on a post and said ‘You need to go take a look at this dog.’”

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When they met him, they immediately fell in love and decided to bring him home to see how he’d fit in with the family. They decided to adopt Huey after seeing how well he got along with everyone. Now, he’s become a member of the pack, and they couldn’t imagine life without him.

An unlikely friendship

Tara says that when they go for walks, Huey loves playing in sprinklers. When he sees one, he’ll run through it and drink some of the water, “just like a kid would in the sprinklers.” Bella was a little more apprehensive at first, just watching her brother from the sidelines. Once she saw how much fun he had, though, she decided to join in too.

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Tara said when they adopted Bella, she only weighed three pounds, just like a tiny baby. Being so little, they wondered how she’d get along with her much bigger brother.

“When we brought her home, Huey wasn’t quite sure what to make of this little rat-looking thing that was running around,” she said, laughing. “He was standing up, looking at her running around and just trying to put the puzzle pieces together in his mind, I think.”

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Tara says she’s pleased and lucky to have such wonderful dogs and to be able to share their heartwarming story with everyone.

“Especially in times like these when people are just looking for a glimmer of good and sweetness, compassion and love. The whole story is kind of all that together,” she said.

When Bella and Huey aren’t chasing each other around the house or getting into other escapades, they like to cuddle together for naps. Huey sometimes gets annoyed at his hyper, energetic sister, but his more laid-back energy helps balance it out.

Perhaps that’s why they get along so well; not only are they polar opposites in size but in temperaments, too.

These two really are the best of pals, and their family couldn’t be happier with how close they are. If you look on their Instagram page, you can see plenty of videos of them getting into shenanigans or lounging around together. Many times, their hang out sessions look something like this, where Huey just waits for his sister to settle down:

 

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When they’ve worn themselves out after a long day of playing, you can find them cuddled up on the couch:

 

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Or, they like to play a nice, old-fashioned game of chase around the living room:

 

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They don’t just limit the chasing and running around to the living room, though. In fact, outside works much better, especially for Bella with all her pent-up energy!

 

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It’s in the DNA

In case you were wondering, Bella is a mix of Chihuahua, Pug, Bolognese, Mini Poodle, and Nordic Spitz. Tara wanted to order a dog DNA test for her and was surprised to find no beagle, basset hound, or Jack Russell terrier in the results. Either way, she’s pretty adorable, especially in this picture:

 

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Bella and Huey are the perfect examples of a beautiful story that can unfold when you decide to adopt instead of shop. Plenty of dogs out on the streets or in shelters need homes, so if you want a dog, consider adoption first. If you go to a pound, they will have all their necessary shots, so you don’t have to worry about getting them up to date. Dogs can add so much love and friendship into our lives, and they need our love, too.

If you have space and resources to adopt two rescues as Tara did, even better! Who knows, they may end up becoming the best of friends as Huey and Bella have. Of course, if you get a dog as big as Huey, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of room (and dog food). Although giant dogs tend to act a bit lazy due to their size, so you really just need a couch or oversized bed for them.

Do you have dogs that act like best friends? If so, share pictures with us in the comments!

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Kristen Lawrence

Kristen Lawrence is a Staff Writer at Power of Positivity since 2014. Kristen describes herself as an "average coffee-drinking girl who gets to put words together for a living." She enjoys sharing positive news and stories with the Power of Positivity audience. Kristen was also featured on the popular travel website, Only In Your State. When she's not writing or editing, she enjoys hiking in the great outdoors, making smoothies, eating out at yummy vegan restaurants, and relaxing with a nice big cup of coffee. She just wants to share a slice of happiness with as many people as possible. Kristen hopes that her articles bring a little bit of hope, happiness, and inspiration into the lives of her readers. She hopes to help people find their purpose and inspire them never to give up.

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