By: Kathleen Beatriz Lapig
There are never new stories of animals’ friendship and love for each other that we have yet to hear of. From hearing it on different social media accounts to news outlets, stories of animals are always the ones that we are constantly melting our hearts!
Dog and cat friendships are impossible. That’s what some people say, but where did this myth come from?
A dog and a cat can be friends. They can have a bond that’s even stronger than the best human friendships. There are many stories to prove it, and today we’ll tell you three.
This article has a special dedication to those who would like to adopt one of each but think it a bad idea.
Dog and cat friendships: Story no. 1 – Hundt and Zeus
Stories of animals start with this. This is the story of Hundt and Zeus. Hundt was a kind of abrupt, playful, friendly German Shepherd. Zeus was a substantial fluffy cat with a big, duster-like tail and long whiskers.
Both animals lived in a home with at least 14 cats, and Hundt was the only dog. He slept outside to guard the house, and the cats didn’t have much contact with him. When they happened to see him, they would even attack him because they were afraid of him. This was either due to his large size or because he was intruding somehow.
But for some inexplicable reason, one of the kittens seemed to like that big guy who lived on the other side of the door. Then, progressively, the two became inseparable. They were so close that Zeus even licked Hundt’s ears and ate his food. In addition, whenever it was time to go into the house to sleep, the cat stayed outside as he preferred to spend the night with his friend.
One sad day the dog became very ill and died. Everyone in the house mourned his absence, but the loss devastated Zeus. The cat would wait outside for his friend to return to their usual spot. It didn’t matter how many days went by. The cat never stopped waiting for his dog friend. As the days went by, the feline became more withdrawn and didn’t want to go inside the house. There’s no doubt he was still waiting for Hundt to return to him. How sad are such stories of animals, don’t you think so?
Friendship story no. 2: Chip and Adele
In this story of animals, both animals were abandoned when they were still very young and found in each other the company and love that no one else could ever give them. Chip was a 5-week-old Chihuahua dog, and Adele was a kitten left on the street when she was only one month old. There’s no information as to why their previous owners abandoned them.
Fortunately, they were welcomed by an animal shelter in Dallas, Texas, and they survived.
One day a family came to the shelter to adopt a puppy. They discovered they could adopt Chip but that he belonged in a “packaged deal.” If they wanted him, they also had to bring his cat friend, Adele. So, under that condition, the Buxton family took them home immediately. After they got to know them better, they were surprised at how close the animals indeed were. The two don’t separate for a second, not even to sleep.
Dog and cat friendship story no. 3: Tervel and Pudditat
This story will make you cry if you’re a little sensitive. The main characters are a 14-year-old Labrador dog named Travel and Pudditat, a beautiful cat.
The dog was blind and partially deaf due to his old age. Unfortunately, due to these health problems, he became a lonely animal who had to stay in his basket most of the time. Then, Pudditat arrived, and his life took a 180° turn.
Some people thought the cat was somewhat authoritarian and bossy as he didn’t get along with his little siblings. So, when he arrived at his new home, he immediately made friends with that blind old guy who still had a lot to offer, especially his affection. Soon after, Pudditat was not only his best friend but also his seeing eye and guide.
Thanks to the cat, the dog can now move around confidently and efficiently, following the steps of his companion, guide, and friend. Undoubtedly, a lovely gesture of love that deserves gratitude. These stories of animals would surely melt our hearts!
Now that you’ve finished reading these stories, do you still believe dogs and cats are born archenemies? These are just three of the many stories of friendship between a dog and a cat out there.
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