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Wild Sea Lion Anoints Dog As His Very Best Friend And Visits Him Every Day

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on September 27, 2023

When Lindsay and her dog Slim moved into their beach house a few years ago, she never expected the unique bond that would form between her canine companion and a local sea lion. Slim, who wasn’t particularly interested in making friends with other dogs, found a special connection with the marine animals that frequented the waters near their home.


Slim’s love for the water was evident from the start. He was much more comfortable in the ocean than at the dog park, and it wasn’t long before he discovered a new friend in the form of a curious sea lion. This unlikely friendship captured Lindsay’s heart and showed her the incredible bond that can form between different species.


The sea lion began to visit Slim three to four times a week– a routine that continued for two years. The two animals would simply stare at each other and bonded without words. Their gentle and curious nature drew them together. They seemed content just to be in each other’s company.


Lindsay believes that the sea lion chose to pass in front of their beach house to spend its final moments with Slim. While Slim must miss his friend who crossed the rainbow bridge, their friendship is one that he will cherish forever in his beautiful doggy heart. This experience taught Lindsay valuable lessons about the importance of living in the moment and the incredible connections that can form between different species.

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