If you think of 'man's best friend', you may imagine four legs and a damp nose - but one sailor is showing that his pal is of the feathered variety.Guirec Soudee has been sailing the world for two years accompanied by his pet HEN Monique - and he says they get along famously.
The 24-year-old Frenchman began his round the world trip in May 2014, but it's only recently that the unlikely duo have attracted the attention of the French media thanks to their light-hearted Instagram and Facebook pages .
Far from his home of Brittany, Mr Soudee says that he picked up Monique in the Canary Islands and instantly felt a connection.
"She was only about four or five months old then, and had never left the Canary Islands. I didn't speak any Spanish and she didn't speak any French, but we got along," he told the BBC .