Kerry McKinnon from Western Victoria got a surprise from her golden retriever Asha which no other dog owner in the world has probably gotten.
One day, Kerry’s husband started calling her to come and see something. When she came, Kerry saw Asha sitting outside with a baby koala on her back.
Her initial reaction was to laugh out loud and she claims the dog looked at her like she was confused and maybe a bit guilty.
The moment was quite hilarious, recalls the family.
Dog Brings in a Koala in Her Home
Even though Asha was constantly turning her head back to check up on the koala, she wasn’t trying to get her off, but she looked quite happy to let the small koala snuggle on her fur, recalls Kerry.
Even though they’re not certain how the koala got on the dog’s back, they suppose it was separated from its mommy and was confused and didn’t know what to do.
It then wandered over to their porch and saw their dog and snuggled in its fur, which is all warm and nice.
Asha also saved the baby koala’s life because it kept it warm and the poor baby wouldn’t probably make it if it was alone all night.
The Baby Koala Gets Checked Out by a Vet
When Kerry tried to separate the two, the koala made ‘quite a fuss’.
But, she needed to separate them to get the koala checked out by a veterinarian.
Afterwards, the baby koala was taken in by a local koala carer until it’s safe to release it back into the wild where it belongs.
Kerry claims that dogs have a protective instinct and that this is why the koala didn’t want to leave the nice and warm fur of Asha.
When the story was shared on social media, people were so positive and some even declared Asha a hero!
One user wrote ‘no wonder god backwards spells dog’ whereas another one said ‘golden retriever being golden at retrieving as he should!’
What a unique friendship, don’t you agree?
Before heading out, don’t forget to check out some amazing photos the family snapped of the dog and koala: