These heartwarming snaps captured the sweet bond between a little girl and her loving dog. The toddler, Macy, and her Golden Retriever friend, Marshall, live in Australia and became Instagram stars thanks to sweet photos of them playing, cuddling and even napping together. Macy's parents, who remain out of the snaps, had already owned Marshall when they welcomed their little girl into the world. A photo taken just after Macy's birth shows Marshall giving her a gentle nuzzle with his nose, and their bond has only grown since then. Now, they enjoy having tea parties and playing together in the garden. Here, we share some of the most adorable snaps...
Macy's parents have been sharing her adorable bond with the family's Golden Retriever, Marshall, since she was born — and the pair's friendship has only continued to blossom over the years.
When Macy was a baby, Marshall demonstrated his unconditional love for her, as he rested his chin and paw on her back to protect her while she was sleeping.
The family shared this photo of Macy and Marshall sitting on a bed, as Macy rested her hand against Marshall's shoulder and reached toward the camera.
When Marshall's owner brought Macy back from the hospital, he excitedly smelled her as she was wrapped in a pink onesie, hat and gloves in her mother's arms.
Other snaps show Macy and her furry friend playing together as she closes the door of the garden playhouse while Marshall hangs his head out of the side window.
The pair appear to be inseparable, as Marshall wraps his paws around Macy while they relax on the bed together in another snap.
The pair also celebrated Marshall's birthday. The friendly dog modeled a green-and-white party hat while Macy's parent held her next to him as she donned a purple-and-white matching party hat.
Macy recently celebrated her 2nd birthday, and her best friend was by her side. They wore matching birthday hats again, similar to the ones Macy and Marshall wore when she was just 10 days old!
In another snap, Marshall stands by Macy's rocker while gazing out of the window, protecting the young baby as she slept.
The pair have been pictured wearing adorable matching outfits. Here, Macy was dressed in denim dungarees with a yellow headband while Marshall wore a similar teddy-bear lined denim coat.
Beach buddies! The duo traded in their denim for bathing suits during a beach outing and some fun in the sun.
Marshall, wearing a tiny straw hat, was disappointed to find out the food he was served at a tea party with Macy wasn't real.
Marshall looks equally upset that the cookies they're making here aren't real either.
In another post, before Macy was born, Marshall's owners revealed they were expecting a baby by taking a picture of Marshall in front of a letter board, saying that his 'big brother duties start September' with a picture of the baby scan and tiny converse shoes. And the adorable pup has taken his brotherly duties seriously since then!
Marshall continues to guard Macy by putting his paws on her hands as they take a break to rest on the floor.
The two are in good spirits in each other's company, even when they're just spending time on the couch.
Say cheese! Macy is all smiles while her furry best friend towers over her.
Macy and Marshall recently reached 20,000 Instagram followers, and they celebrated with streamers, balloons, and bubbles.