Then there are cat/dog photos so cute, they make your brain explode just a little bit. When you combine them with The Happiest Update In The Whole Wide World…well, I’ll leave it to Suzanne and Zedoary to cause some wonderful explosions below.
Over the past year, Z (Zedoary) has become a much loved and spoiled part of our family, which includes a Black Lab named Roxy.
The follow-up phone calls from Tabby’s Place always included an inquiry as to how Z and the dog were getting along. For the first little while, there was a patient tolerance on both their parts, despite some hissing, chasing, and the occasional playful bark.
However, over the past several months the girls have grown much closer. We have long suspected that they play together during the day when we are at work by the way they race each other to greet us when we come home. We also believe they catnap together in the sun on the kitchen rug because of the tell-tale warm spots and the bits of fur.
When Z started rubbing and purring against Roxy and lifting up her head to receive those wet doggy kisses, we had our first camera-worthy Peaceable Kingdom moments. Now Z has taken to curling up in Roxy’s oversized dog bed (with or without the dog) and using Roxy’s water bowl. Obviously, sharing is not a problem with the girls.
How did this friendship happen? We’re not exactly sure, but we think that Roxy was missing her first BFF, a tortoiseshell cat named Jinx, who became terminally ill in January of 2009. For six months Roxy was a “lonely only.”
When Z came into our lives last summer, Roxy was very excited about the prospect of a new buddy.
From her very first day with us, Z has always exhibited some doggie behaviors (that and her physical appearance seem to indicate a touch of the Savannah in her) such as following us everywhere, coming when she is called, licking us constantly, and seeking out water—just like a Lab!
So Roxy probably thinks that having another cat who sometimes acts like a dog is the best of both worlds. Over time, Z came to trust our very gentle and mellow Lab, and now we look forward to many more Peaceable Kingdom moments with our girls.
Suzanne, thank you for sharing your life with Z and Roxy so generously - and for sharing their joy with all of us. You are an AwesomeAdopter of the highest order. Hugs to the whole Peaceable Kingdom.