Loyal Canine Rescues Drowning KittyPublished March 15, 2010
It is completely mind boggling for me to try to understand why there are still some folk who continue to believe that cats and dogs can never get along and in fact to even become close buddies. I just cannot imagine why they feel this way, and I love stories like this that dispel that myth. So this little tale about a dog named Chloe, a canine stereotype-breaking ambassador who became a hero in the eyes of one very lucky Siamese cat will perhaps change the minds of folks who doubt that dogs and cats can and do become inseparable buddies. Chloe (Photo Credit: Care2) It seems that when Amanda and Ron Bjelland, owned by a dog named Chloe, and Willow, a Siamese cat were out on their daily stroll to pick up their morning newspaper, the events which followed their daily routine were destined to become far from ordinary. When the couple returned to their house, Chloe followed them in. Willow, a typically inquisitive feline, remained outside, exploring their backyard. About five minutes later, following their return to the house, Chloe began barking and crying at the glass door which led to their backyard. So when Chloe's barking and crying continued, in spite of her being let outdoors, Ron became somewhat concerned and compelled to check it out. He followed Chloe out to the family's koi pond where he quickly discovered that Willow had fallen through a hole in the ice-covered water. The frightened and freezing feline was desperately struggling to liberate herself from the piercing sharp frigid water. The Bjellands think that Willow may have been imprisoned for almost twenty minutes in the icy pond. Ron immediately rescued the trembling kitty, rushing her indoors to warm her. Of course, Chloe, her heroic canine companion received a reward of a juicy bone for her watchfulness. And as a result of this near-tragedy, it appears that Chloe and Willow have deepened their friendship. According to their owners, even though they ate and slept together, following the incident they seem to have formed an extra special close bond. Of course this story does prove that many canines and felines are capable of very deep friendships. But what I wonder about is if this kitty feels some kind of gratitude toward Chloe, her canine companion. Do you think that animals are capable of this type of emotion? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.