Back in 2009, Alicia Wishart adopted her dog, Beans, from the shelter, after being immediately drawn to what she called Beans’ “big cow eyes.”
Beans joined Wishart’s dachshunds, Bailey and Molly, in herOntario home. Unfortunately, the introductions between Beans and Molly didn’t go as smoothly as planned, and after a scuffle, Beans ended up with an injured eye.
The injured eye ended up rupturing, and the eye had to be removed. Today, Beans only has a left eye, but it’s as big and cow-ish as ever.
About a month later, Wishart was selling artwork at a reptile fair, and ended up coming home with a male sulcata tortoise, whom she named Waffles.
Beans was immediately interested in Waffles, much more so than the other dogs, but because Waffles was still quite small, Wishart feared for his safety.
But she didn’t have to. It turns out that this was actually the beginning of a new, beautiful friendship.
From then on, Beans and Waffles were inseparable, but only under Wishart’s supervision.
They began spending time together, sharing favorite activities like climbing on Wishart. Molly and Bailey, the dachshunds, weren’t quite sure what to make of Waffles, and stayed away, but Beans was a fan.