Once upon a time, deep in a Norwegian forest, a man named Torgeir Berge and his dog Tinni came across a wild animal that would change their lives forever: a fox Berge named Sniffer that grew to be the dog’s best friend.
This isn’t the beginning of a classic children’s tale yet, but Berge hopes to turn it into a bestseller soon.
Since capturing his dog’s budding relationship with some heartwarmingly beautiful photographs (see below), he’s decided to pair up with his own friend, writer Berit Helberg, to put together a short storybook filled with the tales of the two best friends from different worlds.
What Berge hopes to achieve with the book is for people to come to the same conclusion he has: that wild animals are really not all that different from our beloved household pets.
He’s become an avid critic of the fox fur trade industry in Norway, and hopes to gain compassion for the foxes that are killed for their fur, as well as kept in tiny, cramped cages their whole lives.
The book will include facts about foxes, and proceeds raised will go toward saving foxes from the fur trade.
An English version of the book will be published in 2014. You can keep tabs on the pair by following Berge’s Facebook photostream link: https://www.facebook.com/torgeir.berge.16/photos_stream