The day that this mission was first posted, August 12, and I received a reply yesterday. This is the email:
"Unusual Animal Friends (aka Interspecies Friendship)
Selected by Suzie Silver
At one time or another, all of these images, and the links to the videos listed below, have been emailed to me by my mother, Elaine. The message is always “If they can do it (get along), than so can we.” As you may surmise, my mother and I are very different and do not always get along.
I think there is something to that in the attraction these images have for so many people. Animals are also very cute and fun to look at.
Besides the awesome cuteness factor I believe these images and stories remind us of a prelapsarian past where Adam could call the animals by name and the lion would lie with the lamb in perfect contented harmony.
Kitten and Fawn set to What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Elephant and Dog (Tara and Bella)
Kitten and Crow
Hippo and Tortoise (Owen and Mzee)
Along with the email, there were these images attached: