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Donkey 'Adopts' Puppy Too Sick To Play With Other Dogs

Kolima couldn't run like other dogs, so her only friend had to come to her.

According to owner Felice Caputo, the 1-year-old Anatolian shepherd was born with wobbler syndrome, a spinal condition that gives her a shaky gait and makes it painful to stand. As a result, Kolima spends most of the day crouching, even though, as a puppy, she'd rather "play and rock the world."

Facebook/Felice Caputo

Facebook/Felice Caputo

Luckily, Kolima's desire for companionship was noticed by Paolo, Caputo's otherwise "mischievous and stubborn" 6-year-old donkey.

"After an initial moment of indifference, Paolo saw Kolima's difficulties and took her under his wing," writes Caputo. "The only time of day Kolima finds the energy to stand up and play is when I take her to Paolo."

Facebook/Felice Caputo

Facebook/Felice Caputo

Since then, Caputo has had to reconsider his role in the growing kinship between the grouchy donkey and disabled pup.

"I thought I adopted a puppy," writes Caputo, "but every day it becomes clearer that she was adopted by my donkey."

Facebook/Felice Caputo

Facebook/Felice Caputo

Watch their unlikely friendship unfold below: