This is Vanessa Marie Rose and her best pal Toby. They've both been through a lot, but found each other at just the right time.
Toby is a rescue from a high-kill shelter in Ohio. He spent more than six years trapped in a cage, let out only for breeding or a rare run.
"He ended up in this rescue called Snookie’s Society where I found him," Vanessa told BuzzFeed Canada. "And just had to have him."
So to celebrate their bond, Vanessa got a tattoo to match the one a previous owner put on Toby's ear.
She shared a photo of the tattoo on the Toronto-based Facebook group Bunz Petz Zone, and her fellow animal lovers are clearly touched by the gesture.
As for Toby, his anxiety is slowly but surely improving. Vanessa even brings him to work, where's he's been named "Chief Cuddle Officer."
"People that see him now compared to months ago comment on how he’s always smiling, tail wagging," said Vanessa.