DOG’S LIFE: Cattle dog Rex (left) is living it up in the home he chose, with best buddy Esky and an extended family in Pat Weber (left) and Isabella Clark.
DOG’S LIFE: Cattle dog Rex (left) is living it up in the home he chose, with best buddy Esky and an extended family in Pat Weber (left) and Isabella Clark. Tessa Mapstone

Man's best friend chooses another dog as his BFF

THEY say dogs show unconditional love and cats choose who they like, but nothing could be further from the truth for Rex.

The four-year-old cattle dog cross found his "soul mate" in Esky and would not rest until he secured himself a place in the family home with Esky and his owner Isabella Clark.

"He's never been quite so content," she said.

"They (Rex and Esky) just love each other so much, they really do.

"They say animals choose their own homes, well Rex found the home he wanted."

Before the move the best friends had play dates every Wednesday but neighbour to Ms Clark, Esky and Rex, Pat Webber said once a week was never enough for the playful pooches.

"He would run away in between and come to Isabella's place or mine," she said.

"He came looking for Esky."

Rex's determination to be with his buddy was so strong he once walked 15km from a Stuart River property where he was staying for a Christmas visit to Ms Clark's home in Kingaroy.

She and her husband adopted Rex when they heard his owners were going to surrender him to the RSPCA.

"My husband said if he could walk that far to get to Esky then nothing would stop him from running away from his new owners," she said.

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