A black cat was filmed comforting an anxious golden retriever while its owner was away.
The footage of the cat repeatedly paying attention to a worried dog was shared on Reddit by its owner and posted under the handle Aerial_Engage. In the clip, a cat called Nova can be seen trying to calm Simba, a dog who has apparently lost his human companion.
The encounter was captured with a security camera set to monitor the pet while the owner was away. Simba and Nova were cared for by a dog sitter who lived nearby, but decided to sleep in the house they were most familiar with and comfortable with.
their owner said Newsweek They were stunned to see how Nova reacted to Simba in the clip and decided to post the footage online.
“They were good friends, but my cat is younger than my dog, so I was surprised to see him act like a big brother and comfort me,” the couple said. “That’s not something he usually does at home. Nova sleeps next to the dog sometimes, but not often.”
The idea of a cat coming to rescue a dog may seem foreign to some, but research shows the two species are capable of forming a closer bond than others thought. It has been suggested that there is
In a 2018 survey of 1,270 pet owners who had cats and dogs living together, 64% of respondents said the two “sometimes” play together, and 58% said they play together at least sometimes. I answered that I had slept on
Research published in journals PLoS One, and an additional 11% sleep side by side every night. While Simba and Nova certainly appear to have formed a bond of some kind, the owner admits that it wasn’t always easy for the two to live under the same roof.
Nova is a relatively new addition to the Brooksville, Florida family, adopted from a colleague who was only 10 weeks old. It was also an adjustment for the four Simba who previously ruled the roost at home. Thankfully, things calmed down between the pair after a few collisions on the road.
“It’s been a rough start for the kitten,” the owner admits. “But now they are friends and fight without hurting each other.”
In the words of pet owners, Simba and Nova couldn’t be more different. “Simba loves to power-chew the toys he gets, and stuffed animals turn into wisps of cotton across the floor in less than 15 minutes. “It’s my fiancée’s shadow wherever I go,” they said. I’m always sitting in an empty box and zooming around the house at 3am.”
Despite their contrasting personalities, this clip showcased another side of Nova’s relationship and really stepped on the plate for his canine companion.
There was some concern about how the hurriedly summoned Simba would cope away from his human companions. . “We never leave the house for more than a few hours. This was the first time he spent several days alone.
But as the video shows, Simba was struggling, despite regular visits and walks with his sitter, calming music, central heating and automatic lighting.
This was something Nova clearly understood. Owners watching on security cameras were surprised to see the cats taking care of their friends and making sure they were okay. They weren’t the only ones who felt that way.
Red7336 praised Nova’s actions, writing: “Cats have a way of finding the people they need.” Low_Inside_4787 added:
They don’t plan on leaving again anytime soon, but it’s nice to know that Simba will be in safe hands while they’re apart.
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