Springer Spaniel And Eagle Owl Form Unusual Bond

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Sophie, a Springer Spaniel who lives at a bird rescue center in Liskeard, Cornwall, has unusual pal - an eagle owl named Bramble.

The duo's friendship began when baby Bramble was rescued and brought to the center. Because baby owls have no feathers, he had to be brought inside the house, where Sophie lives with her owner Sharon Bindon, who runs the center.

Three-year old Sophie immediately took the baby owl under her wings, licking him clean. That was the beginning of not only a beautiful relationship, but also the grooming of what is now probably one of the cleanest owls in the world.

That's because, even though Bramble is all grown and lives in the aviary outside the house, every morning, he flaps his wings asking to be let out. As soon as the cage is opened, he immediately flies over to his buddy Sophie, for his daily 'bath'. Sophie of course willingly obliges, for isn't that what friends are for?

sources:dailymail.co.uk, sun.co.uk

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139 Comments
  • EveSaturday, March 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
    So intelligent and so happy
    • karrieThursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:31 am
      cute
      • oreo 101Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 8:48 am
        so cute
        • bookwormemily10
          bookwormemily10Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:38 am
          omygosh my dog is a springer and this is soooo cute omg
          • egghead44
            egghead44Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:46 am
            Awwwwww! What a beautiful friendship!
            • BarbaraMonday, November 30, 2015 at 2:29 am
              Interspecies sweetness - How lovely!
              • oreo123Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm
                I LOVE OWLS SO MUCH! So cute!
                • jitTuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm
                  so coot
                  • AnayFriday, June 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm
                    do you like this
                    • 24546543643566Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm
                      i love owls i want one to get alone with my dog!