It’s a Disney film come to life!
When Pauline Ashanolla rescued a six-month-old fox named Marley, she wasn’t sure how her dogs would react to the new species sibling.
“I was worried about Marley at first, especially how she would get along with the dogs. Ernie was terrified of Marley at first, and she disliked him, but she gradually began sleeping closer to him “She told the Daily Mail about the first encounters between her bulldog Ernie and Marley.
The animals, on the other hand, began to form a stronger and stronger bond the more time they spent together.
“They started playing together after about three weeks,” Ashanolla said. “They just started running around together one day, and they’ve been best friends ever since.”
“They’re inseparable, they do everything together,” she added. “They play all day, they sleep together every night, and they go for walks together.”
Ashanolla, an animal lover from the English Isle of Wight, stated that a couple in her community discovered little Marley abandoned in April, when the fox was only two weeks old.
They brought the cub to Ashanolla, who gave up her dream of becoming a dog groomer to treat and care for Marley because they couldn’t find a nearby animal rescue.
“Marley was covered in flies and ticks when we discovered her. They were in her ears, all over her body “Ashanolla remembered. “She was vomiting huge worms that were longer than she was. She would have died if she had been discovered 15 minutes later.”
She nursed the little fox back to health for the next six weeks, syringe-feeding her kitten milk every 90 minutes during the day and night and getting her the proper medication to treat her worms and ticks.
“After the first course of medication, it was clear she just wasn’t getting better,” Ashanolla explained. “She ended up on medication for four months.” “I’ve had so much help and advice from vets and fox rescues, but caring for her has been a huge commitment.”
“I’m exhausted,” she added. “She has aged me about ten years, and I had to give up my dream job because of her, but it’s all been worth it to see her so happy and healthy.”
Ashanolla has also enjoyed watching Marley and Ernie’s friendship blossom.
“When I take Ernie for a walk without Marley, she is overjoyed when he returns home. She goes insane because she adores him “Ashanolla explained. “Ernie Marley’s babysitter, my little nanny dog, is who I call. I’ll tell him to “go play with your little sister” if I need to get something done or if I’m tired.”
“It’s really nice to see how well they’ve bonded; it’s a very unusual friendship,” she added.