22/10/2017 04:04 SAST | Updated 22/10/2017 04:04 SAST

This Abused Dog Was Scared Of Every Person -- Except For One

The bub and Nora get along ridiculously well.

Archie and Nora are best mates.
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Archie and Nora are best mates.

English Pointer Nora was abused in her old life -- so much so that she is now often afraid of people.

But when Elizabeth Spence took her in from a shelter, the dog formed an unlikely bond with Spence's 11-month-old bub Archie.

And the results are beautiful.

With Wellington it was IKEA bag clips. They were like an additional appendage to him. He had one in his hands at all times and took them with him EVERYWHERE he went, using his imagination to turn them into spaceships, weaponry, a chew toy, or pretty much anything his incredible mind could think of. Heaven forbid you try to remove one from his clutches to seal a bag or something! 😳. With Loretta it was bandages. No outfit was ever complete until she covered herself from head to toe with a variety of colourful bandages. They were the ULTIMATE accessory in her opinion and there was no way you could you talk her into trying a necklace or something else to dress up her ensemble instead. With Archie it's socks. Multiple pairs of socks. Every morning he roots through his brother and sister's dressers searching for the perfect ones, then he proceeds to SCREAM until one of us helps him put them on his little feet. Such beautiful, colourful and creative kids with beautiful, colourful and creative minds. My husband and I support and encourage their courageous passions 100% and we always will! 😍 #whpstandout . #nappingwithnora #rescuedog #adoptdontshop

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Spence told The Dodo that the relationship was only possible because of how "laid-back" Archie is.

"If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out," Spence said. "If I'm nursing him she wants up on my lap, too. If he's going through my cupboards throwing all the dishes on the floor, she'll be there cheering him on."

Sometimes, Nora feels comfortable enough to go and play with one of Spence's five other foster pets, or two other children.

Choose love ❤ #whpdreambig . #rescuecadog #rescuecat #adoptdontshop . Fujifilm XT1

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You can follow Spence, from Canada, on Instagram here.