A DOG who was abused by her previous owners and left scared of all people has struck up a sweet friendship with a baby.
English Pointer Nora was so badly treated that she was left a quivering wreck and had to be taken to a dog shelter, reports The Sun.
Sucks to be Archie 😜 . Nora is a little under the weather today, so while she convalesced in the sunroom this afternoon, Jack and Remington kindly stepped up for cuddle time with Archie. There is no shortage of love in the house for this kid! Such a lucky boy ❤ . #ArchietheAnimalWhisperer #rescuedog #rescuecat #adoptdontshop . Fujifilm XT1
There, she was rescued by Canadian mum Elizabeth Spence but the new family pet struggled to fit in.
But as soon as Elizabeth gave birth to her son, Archie, the pair developed an incredible bond, with the baby becoming the only person Nora wasn't scared of.
The pair are so at ease with each other's company that they are often snapped sleeping side-by-side or playing together.
And sometimes, even the family cats get involved as they all snuggle up together on the bed.
Mum-of-three Elizabeth says she thinks the unlikely pairing is down to Archie's chilled personality.
"Archie is an extremely laid-back, happy, good-natured baby and all the animals seem to really respond to that, particularly Nora," she told pet website, Dodo.
"She came from an abusive background and is afraid of almost everything. Not Archie, though. She absolutely adores him!
"If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out. If I'm nursing him she wants up on my lap, too."
Spence charts what the pair get up to everyday on Instagram and they already have close to 100,000 followers online.
This story originally appeared in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.