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Hamster and Rottweiler are Best Friends

August 17, 2015

***PLEASE NOTE - STRICT EMBARGO OF 00:01 MONDAY 17 AUGUST. DO NOT PUBLISH BEFORE ***; PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: RAZOR THE ROTTWEILER WITH SNICKERS THE HAMSTER); A tiny; four-inch hamster has struck up the most unlikely of friendships – with a six and half stone Rottweiler.; Razor is a one-year-old Rottweiler puppy who would have been sold as a fighting dog if he had not been rescued by owner Ria Mitchell.; Yet in contrast to the life Razor was originally destined for; the ‘gentle giant’ has befriended a Syrian hamster named Snickers. SEE MERCURY COPY

A tiny four-inch hamster has struck up the most unlikely of friendships – with a six and half stone Rottweiler.

Razor is a one-year-old Rottweiler puppy who would have been sold as a fighting dog if he had not been rescued by owner Ria Mitchell.

Yet in contrast to the life Razor was originally destined for; the ‘gentle giant’ has befriended a Syrian hamster named Snickers.

Ria, an amateur photographer, says Razor is so good-natured he ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’ – in fact he runs from them in fear.

The 19-year-old claims Snickers routinely follows the dog about the house and Razor regularly lies down and allows the hamster to clamber onto his back and head.

And despite Razor still having a lot of growing to do, Ria doesn’t believe their unlikely friendship will ever end.

Ria, from Guilford, London, said: Ria said: “Razor and Snickers are best friends. He’s so good natured and gentle and I think he likes having something to look after. He’s like a daddy around her.

Snickers isn’t fazed by him at all. She is definitely the boss as she is a stroppy madam. She often chases him around and makes him lie down while she clambers on him. Razor has learnt to just lie down and not move when she wants to do this. I think he enjoys it like a massage. It’s very cute to watch.”