On most farms, different kinds of animals are generally kept with their own kind. But sometimes, especially on small-scale farms, animals of different species get to interact and become pals.
Here are some great pics of odd animal companions on farms provided by Country magazine.
This farm dog likes to help feed the calf...and then eat the leftovers.
Photography by Chester Shartzer.
This goat filled in as a babysitter on a chicken nest. No eggs were broken by this surrogate incubator!
Photography by Mary Nelson.
This golden retriever is snuggle buddies with a deer fawn.
Photography by Teresa L. Tucker.
It's hard to decide who is cuter, this miniature horse that just arrived on the farm or the dog who is giving it welcome kisses.
Photography by Joe and Carol Dickey.
This orphan baby raccoon lived in the barn and became best buddies with the family chow dog.
Photography by Duane Myklejord.
One of these things is not like the others!
Photography by Sandy Herzberger.
Country a national magazine dedicated to life of the American countryside. Which, in this case, is awesome and adorable.