This dog and cat were found together, huddled at the end of a driveway in a rural area of Florida, about three years ago.
The cat was obviously paralyzed and the little dog was covered in ants from standing guard over her, doing her best to protect her.
The pair had been abandoned, but they weren’t alone. They had each other.
Seminole County Animal Services took the two animals in and within a very short time they were adopted by Jackie Borum. Borum works at a pet grooming store in Lake Mary, Florida.
She decided to call the cat Ruth and the dog Idgie, after the famous friends from the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes,” because she could see that the two animals shared a very close relationship with one another.
Ruth and Idgie were at their new mom’s store a lot after they were adopted. They got so much love from the staff and the customers who came to the store.
Before long, people were coming to the store just to see the adorable friends and their incredible bond.
But the locals weren’t the only ones to fall in love with these guys.
“Ruth and Idgie have become international darlings after their video from the Orlando Sentinel went viral in 2014,” said Borum.
Ruth and Idgie still live with Borum at her home, and they are just as close today as they’ve ever been.
“Their love and admiration for one another has only grown stronger over these last few years,” said Borum.
“There is no doubt that Idgie would have laid down her life to protect her BFF. Thank God she will never have to!”
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