New Zealand farmers have been showing their softer side, sharing cute pictures of unlikely animal friendships from their farms on social media.
The photos have been posted on the NZ Farming Facebook page, a rural community site.
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The heartwarming animal friendships include a farm puppy with the caption "sheepdog in the making?"
Another shows Lexi the hunting dog who "takes down stags but loves her calves."
A puppy and a lamb show a close bond in another of the cute pics.
Three's company, with two dogs and a sheep snapped together.
The friendship between a young calf and young farm dog was captured as they napped together.
And keeping with the sleeping theme, a farm dog shares his bed with a kitten.