A Great Dane puppy was adopted by Denver resident Mandy Helwege in May 2017.

When the future owner of the dog learned from the breeder about her birth, she ordered on the Internet a soft toy in the form of a green dragon, reminiscent of the hero of the science fiction film Pete’s Dragon.

This touching story about the friendship of the boy Pete with a real dragon, which he accidentally discovered in the forest, leaves no one indifferent. The pet got both the nickname of the Disney hero – Elliot, and a new friend, to whom the dog very quickly became attached and does not part with him even now, when she has become a huge and stern adult dog.

According to Mandy, she got a very active, energetic and independent pet. The dog is her best companion when traveling through the mountains. She loves long walks and generally wants to participate in everything that her owner does. But next to her dragon, Elliot again turns into a small defenseless puppy.

To capture moments of this touching friendship, Mandy made a series of photos with a pet and her toy – from birth to the present day. “I often hear the phrase “dog is for the soul” from people and I can say that with the advent of Elliot in my life, I have a better understanding of what this means,” says Mandy.

“We feel each other so well, with her everything is not the same as before.”