Real-life fox and hound — Tinni the Dog and Sniffer the Fox play in the woods every day [10 pics]

By Molly


Photographer Torgeir Berge and his dog Tinni live in the wilderness of Norway. They enjoy the peace and freedom of their setting, especially Tinni, who can be off a leash and play anywhere. During one of their regular walks some time ago, Tinni met a red fox who Berge has since named Sniffer.

Now Tinni and Sniffer play every day and are the best of friends.

Berge has photographed their antics in the forest, where they are free to romp and explore — two animals that would normally be kept from each other because of centuries of domestication for dogs and fearful misunderstanding of foxes.

Berge is in the process of writing a book of fairy tales about the pair. A portion of the proceeds will go toward helping Berge in his fight to end the fox fur trade, and fur trade in general.

In the meantime, here are some pics of the pair to tide us over…

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(via The Daily Mail)