Many people forget that not only humans but also animals are capable of love and devotion. The warm relationships they form can last for years. There can be a close bond between all animals, and even between members of different species that have seemingly nothing in common.

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A living proof of this truth is the touching story of the friendship between a dog and a tortoise. One day a man spotted a tiny lonely tortoise on the river bank. The good Samaritan decided to rescue the baby and took it home. The man took care of the hatchling and hoped that he would soon be able to find its family.

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Days passed, but the tortoise's family was nowhere to be found. Then the man thought about keeping the animal forever, but something stopped him. The thing was that there were also puppies of different breeds living at the man's place, and he didn't know what would happen when they met. He was preparing for the worst, but luckily there was a big surprise awaiting him.

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During their first meeting, the animals immediately became friends. The pups cautiously approached the tortoise, sniffed it, and showed the baby that they approved of their owner's choice. Although some dogs were considered a dangerous breed, they were kind to the new family member. Now the animals get along well and spend all their time together.

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In fact, turtles vary in temperament from species to species, and some can vary greatly even within species. Some have a calm temperament, such as box turtles and red-eared turtles. Cayman turtles are more aggressive and can even bite. For turtles, they move surprisingly fast and tilt their shell forward to protect themselves from a potential threat. This species is not recommended to keep as pets unless you are an experienced owner.

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