Can Cats and Dogs Really Become Best Friends?Published December 22, 2009
I am constantly amazed when people approach me to say that cats and dogs are "enemies", and cannot ever be friends. It makes me wonder where in the world they got that information.
These dangerous and ignorant rumors seem to persist, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. I call it "dangerous", as it may prevent people who may want to adopt a dog or cat but are afraid that their resident pet may inflict serious injury on the newcomer to the household, when this is far from the truth!
With "proper" and patient introductions, dogs and cats can get along extremely well, and in fact can become best buddies. Years ago, I had the pleasure of watching my friend's huge black Great Dane interacting with Snowball, their little white cat.
At first I was a little concerned about how Snowball would react to the Dane's display of affection, but after a short time I was relieved to find that she absolutely adored being carried around the house by her canine companion, tenderly held by her head!
If I had just heard about this unusual method of transportation I would have been quite upset, but the cat thoroughly enjoyed the very careful and gentle attention. In fact, she would approach the oversized dog requesting to be carried to another part of the house!
So when I recently ran across this wonderful little video I was delighted to be able to share this very sweet and touching video that so vividly depicts the loving relationship that the "Tuxedo" black and white cat shares with a very loving Golden Retriever. rebass10, the pawrent of these two adorable pets, described their video, uploaded to YouTube, which has received tremendous exposure and popularity, by commenting, "Our Golden Retriever & Tuxedo Cat are best buddies. Here's examples of how they keep each other company".
Enjoy also the fabulous music performed by Jeremy Bass, whose music can be found at http://www.myspace.com/jeremybassmusic
I think that this video is very appropriate for this time of year to grace the upcoming Holiday Season, with its message of peace, love and acceptance. So take a few minutes to experience Stanley and Gabrielle's delightful companionship.
How do you feel about dogs and cats sharing a home? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.