Have you ever heard a friendship story of a cat and a dog? If not, you are going to know about one today and you will really like it.
The entire thing took place a few years back when a firefighter from Belgium saved a small cat. After saving the cat, he thought of adopting him hoping that his family would be happy with his decision. And, in fact, they were happy. Out of all, his two dogs were amazed by a new member in their house.
After a while, Azmael, the cat, and two dogs started playing together. And now, all three of them have become a true pack. They go on walks, play together but never hurt each other. Their adorable picture was posted on “Aww” subreddit by the firefighter’s wife, Nathalie and within a few hours, their picture got 77K upvotes.
“The pets in the picture are Nimue (Altdeutscher Schäferhund), Azmael (the cat), and Liam (White Swiss Shepherd),” Nathalie told us.
Telling about how her husband has found the cute kitten, Nathalie says that “It was still alive, but seriously injured”. “He tried to find his family but no one knew where the kitten had come from, so we took him to the vet where he stayed for a few days.”
“On the very first day the kitten was at our place, we noticed that he had eyes only for our Swiss Shepherd. At first, the dog wasn’t sure what he was supposed to do with the little creature (Is it food? A new toy?), but after a few hours, he decided that the kitty was a new friend. He took care of the critter (who, in turn, tried to nurse on the dog). They have a very special relationship. The kitten decided that our Shepherd was the best pillow in the world. Later, he also became best friends with our other dog, Nimue.”
Besides these three, the family has two more pets and they are also cats. Nathalie said that “5 pets is a lot of work. When we got our youngest cat, I was a little scared that it would be difficult to raise her because we were already quite busy with the others, but my Altdeutscher Schäferhund was a fantastic help”. “She cleaned the kitten and gently played with her every day. I suppose it would have been an entirely different story if our pets didn’t all get along.”
“Nearly every morning, Azmael joins us on our walk. It’s like we have three dogs. But we have to be careful because Azmael still doesn’t pay attention to cars on the road, so we have to quickly grab him and carry him if we see a car coming. He is not afraid of other dogs and even chases them away when they annoy our dogs.”
“We are really careful not to walk too far from home when Azmael is with them,” Nathalie explained. “When we want to go on a long walk, we have to make sure that the cat stays at home (usually the only way to ensure that is to feed him right before leaving the house, otherwise he’ll try to follow us).”