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10 Tips on friendship from very unlikely sources

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Real-life tips on friendship from animals that have figured it out

If you want to know what it really means to be a good friend, look no further than what comes naturally to our furry friends. Our pets teach us the best life lessons on friendship. Here's how.

1. You've just got to accept the differences — even if they are a different species.

Good morning from Kanína and I! #angorabunny #instabunny #muttsofinstagram #instadog #petfriends #bestfriends #turbotheflyingdog

A photo posted by Turbo the Flying Dog (@turbotheflyingdog) on

2. Sometimes the best thing to give your friend is some space.

@nic_ashleyb your cat tho #myjoplin #mightymykes #petfrans #petfriends #kittens #puppies #catdog

A photo posted by Matt R. Hughes (@mattforce7) on

3. Sharing is caring — even when it comes to your favorite foods.

4. Always, always be ready to give your friends a hug.

5. Be trustworthy so your friends trust you with their secrets.

6. Be ever ready to put your friend in a choke hold to keep her from making a dumb mistake.

Fudge & Honey

A photo posted by Mel (@melly_moo_) on

7. Help your friend get over a heartbreak by going on a vacay.

7AM. Hasta que no me tomo mi playa con gatos no soy persona. Luego el café.

A photo posted by Aleida. (@ale_lada) on

8. Never be afraid to tell your friends that their outfit stinks before they leave the house.

Happy Halloweener! #petfriends #Whereswaldo #catdog

A photo posted by Kate Gadek (@kate_gadek) on

9. Monthly spa dates are important for bonding and beautifying.

10. A true friend will always protect her friends who need it.

Vaktar gården #guarddog #guardbird #eclectus #parrot #canecorso

A photo posted by Josephine Lundgren (@tjarvva) on

More things we can learn from our pets

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