Animal Love

Published Date: September 19th, 2006
Category: General

Who says dogs and cats don’t like each other? When I was growing up we had a dog and cat that slept together their entire lives!

Two years ago, my daughter (who was over 22 at the time) came home with her then fiancé and plopped a month-old grey tabby with deformed paws into my lap. Cute as he was both her father and I had been saying since the passing of our own cat 8 years before, that we didn’t want another cat.

But our Labrador/retriever mix took one look at that little grey bundle and was so happy that she was practically dancing and howling around him! She kissed him and picked him up and put him in her bed! She proceeded to clean him from nose to tail tip and wouldn’t let anyone touch him for almost a week, unless it was to feed him. She trained him to behave and “told” our niece (in howls) not to take him out of her view, she actually goosed her away from her “baby”.

When we had to put her out when we left for work, the two of them would (still do) talk to each other through the glass sliding doors.

It didn’t take long before “Pepper” was a full member of our household. When it came time for our daughter and son-in-law to move, we knew Pepper would be staying right where he was-with us and his adopted “doggy” mom.

Carine Nadel, 48, loves writing about relationships of all kinds. To read more about her observations, click onto her blog as where she finds humor in many aspects of her life.Article Source:

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my dog and cat have never got along. However, I have heard that it takes time for them to love one another