Love Knows No Bounds for an Alpaca and a Dog

Love Knows No Bounds for an Alpaca and a Dog
Kerstin Joensson/AP

09/13/2010 AT 03:39 PM EDT

What does Clarence the cattle dog find so irresistible about Cindy the alpaca? Is it her ruddy complexion, her oversized underbite or her giant, cartoonlike eyes?

For that matter, what does she see in him? He has no hooves! Not to mention the fact that he has mud all over his face and he's paler than a vampire.

Sometimes love is hard to explain, but this is eternal devotion, plain as day. Clarence and Cindy are childhood sweethearts – they have lived together on Alpaca Land, a farm in Austria, since they were 3 months old. The farm's flock totals 87 alpacas, but Clarence seems only to have eyes (and paws) for this one.

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