The Daily Treat: Sniffer and Tinni Are a Real-Life The Fox and the Hound

Real Life Fox and Hound: Photos
Tinni the dog and Sniffer the fox are quite the duo
Courtesy Torgeir Berge

updated 12/07/2013 at 12:10 PM EST

originally published 12/05/2013 03:00PM

If you've ever wished Disney movies were real, then this is the story for you.

Tinni is a dog and Sniffer is a fox, and together, they're best friends. Much like the characters in the beloved animated film The Fox and the Hound, the pair have forged an unlikely friendship, which began when photographer Torgeir Berge and dog Tinni met the fox one day in the woods of Norway.

Berge's observation of the pair led him to realize "how similar foxes and dogs actually are," and inspired a book of adorable snapshots of the twosome frolicking outdoors, reports the Daily Mail.

As for Tinni, the German shepherd has found the perfect playmate in ginger-haired Sniffer, who has no qualms engaging in a wrestling match, climbing trees or catching rays with his best buddy.

The duo's sweet bond even inspired Berge to lend a hand on behalf of Tinni's newfound friend: a portion of the proceeds from his book will help benefit fox conservation efforts.

The Daily Treat: Sniffer and Tinni Are a Real-Life The Fox and the Hound| Animals & Pets, Wacky Animal Stories

Tinni and Sniffer taking a load off in Norway

Courtesy Torgeir Berge

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