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This Abandoned Dachshund Always Looks Out For Her Best Friend, A Paralyzed Cat

01/14/2014 02:52 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

We'd like to introduce you to Ruth and Idgie, a paralyzed cat and protective dachshund who are setting new records in adorability together.

Ruth and Idgie were found about three months ago, abandoned at the end of a driveway in Osteen, Fla., according to the Orlando Sentinel. The pair, named after characters from "Fried Green Tomatoes," were brought to Animal Control and eventually taken in by Hollywood Houndz Boutique & Spa in Lake Mary, Fla., according to WFLX.

Now they're simply inseparable, as captured in the Sentinel video above. In fact, the friends are so close that when Idgie gets a new dog toy, the first thing she'll do is bring it over to Ruth.

As the story of their unlikely friendship has spread quickly online, Ruth and Idgie have become a pair of minor celebrities. They often get visitors eager to see them in person, give them gifts or simply pet them, says Jacqueline Borum, an operating partner of Hollywood Houndz, in the video above.

To stay up-to-date on Ruth and Idgie, visit Project Paws' Facebook page.

H/T Godvine.

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