Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
I thought today I would write about a special relationship in our house…although it’s one which does not involved any of the humans. I’ve been watching this relationship develop over the past year, and it’s definitely a bond that is very special. We actually have more furry creatures in our house than people. We have 3 dogs and 4 cats (I can’t say no, but that’s a story for another day). With 7 animals and 3 children, things can get pretty chaotic around here!
Our dog Murphy loves cats. When we first brought him home, he was only a few months old and having not been around cats at all, he found great fun in chasing them. Our other two dogs know better, so this was quite a new thing around the house, and only tolerated for a short time, as the cats quickly realized that they could put him in place! Luckily Murphy was a quick study, and his fun with the chase game was short lived. However, anyone that has cats know they do not have short memories and to this day, 3 of our cats simply tolerate his presence and swat him if he tries to get too friendly. For the record though, he continues to try!
Fortunately for Murphy, Cat #4, Luna, who pretty much rules the roost around here, ADORES Murphy. She snuggles with him, hangs out with him, and even grooms his face (which I have to say is one of the cutest things I have seen). He loves the attention!
Murphy likes to be with his people, so you can usually find him on our bed at night, or laying near me when I am working on the computer during the day. Luna can often be found cuddled up with him. I really wish I could get a good picture of this. It seems like every time I catch them together, I don’t have a camera nearby and if I get up to get it, it ruins the moment and one of them gets up as well. I did catch this on my cell phone.
We’ve always had cats and dogs, even growing up, and I have never had a pair with such a special relationship! I’ve enjoyed watching their friendship evolve…it’s very sweet!
Do you have pets who have a special friendship?