BFF: Bella the dog & Tarra the elephant

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - It's the last thing you'd expect to see emerging from the woods of Tennessee - actually make that the last two things!

Their names, Bella, a once stray dog who wandered onto the property, and Tarra, the elephant.

They arrived at an elephant sanctuary one-by-one, but they tend to live out their lives two-by-two no matter what.

When Bella got sick last year and had to live in the sanctuary office, guess who stood vigil for three weeks? Tarra waited there. "We had no choice but to bring Bella down to see Tarra," said one of the workers.

The pair showed such devotion, tenderness and trust, it was almost hard to believe. The whole story seemed like a Disney movie to a lot of people including the people at Disney. They called and pitched a movie. But the sanctuary said no saying that is not what the sanctuary represents.