Love is love is love: Labrador meets up with dolphin every day for a swim

DONEGAL, IRELAND — Would you swim across an ocean to be with your soulmate? One dog did, and he does it every single day in the name of love.

Okay, maybe it’s not the length of an entire ocean, but to Ben, a lovable labrador in Donegal, Ireland, it may as well be because that’s how deep his love goes for his #1 pal and soulmate, Duggie.

And if that weren’t enough to melt your heart, get this: Duggie is a dolphin.


According to residents, Duggie has remained off the Donegal coast after her dolphin mate unexpectedly died. One day, she met Ben – who likes long walks on the beach – and the two hit it off.

According to residents, Duggie has remained off the Donegal coast after her dolphin mate unexpectedly died. One day, she met Ben – who likes long walks on the beach – and the two hit it off.

Since then, the two mates meet up to swim every day, sometimes up to three hours at a time, said Ben’s human, Pat Doohan.

“Occasionally a school of dolphins will go by and she will join them. When I see them I think she will forget the island and go back to her wild ways but she never does,” he says.

So there you have it: love is love is love. Here’s hoping Ben and Duggie have a lifetime of happiness together!