Ben said: ‘It was quite a reckless and impulsive decision. I immediately contacted the breeder without meeting him and had him [Archer] delivered a couple of weeks later”
‘I can trust him off the lead (most of the time). He’s very loyal, very stubborn and very loving.’
Niqo is a tabby cat from Toronto, Canada.When Ben adopted the kitty, he couldn’t have predicted Archer and Niqo would form such a strong bond.
From the day the dog and cat met, they were best friends. Niqo loves to cuddle up with Archer and now even joins the dog for walks.
Ben has started capturing photos of the pair’s unaided walks to share on Instagram, so everyone can join the pals on their everyday adventures.
The best friends have already explored Bristol, where they live, as well as London and Taunton.
Is it a duck…or a dog? The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.
‘We had to bring Archer to the vet and Niqo came straight up to him to say hi,’ said Ben. ‘They’re both really confident.
‘Niqo is very affectionate and he loves to cuddle. I had always wanted a cat, and I though they should grow up together.
‘It was a year or so of walking when I decided to finally learn how to use my camera so I could document their adventures better.
‘At first it was a ploy to get pet food, but I got really into photography. I much prefer to capture them in natural moments. I really enjoy it as a creative outlet.
‘It has just been a hobby. Eventually I’d like to make a photo book and sell prints.’Do you have a brilliant pet you’d like to show off? Get in touch to share their story by emailing [email protected] .