Tarra and Bella. Two peas in a pod. Best friends forever. Sure, one is a
four-ton Asian elephant and one is a stray dog. What of it? If you're
looking for an explanation, there really isn't one. Why Tarra, an older
elephant at a sanctuary in Tennessee, decided to pair off with a pooch
instead of another pachyderm as most retired elephants do, we'll never know.
What we do know is that they eat and play together, and that when Bella
received a spinal cord injury, Tarra stood vigil for weeks outside a
building while her pal healed. If part of being a great friend is
remembering where one's loyalties lie, then Tarra is as good a pal as can
be. Elephants never forget.