Most days in the Middletown harbor on Tory Island two unlikely friends – a land-lover and an ocean traveler – meet up for play time:
According to his owner, local hotelier Pat Doohan, Ben and the dolphin could spend up to three hours at a time and several times a day frolicking and playing in the sea.
Adam Henson, presenter of the BBC show “Countryfile” was shocked when he witnessed Ben the Labrador swimming out to meet his friend, a dolphin nicknamed Doogie. According to the locals this is an almost daily event.
Henson said “This is absolutely amazing…Swimming around in the water, I have never seen anything like it.”