My Cat Tiger and Dog Fluffy are Best Friends
by Zach Atteberry
Tiger (Bengal cat) and Fluffy (miniature poodle)
As seen in this photograph, my cat Tiger my dog Fluffy are best friends, always have been always will be. Both tiger and fluffy were adopted from a torn down pet shop very close to shutting down due to lack of caring, and complaints. This pet shop in particular had dogs literally with no food or water. The owner was evicted from the shop, and forced to shut down. The owners even admitted they didn't like animals.
A dog can be a cat's best friend! Fluffy and Tiger sleep together in the cage by choice and occasionally on my bed. They play with each other all day. Tiger and Fluffy are two wonderful friends to have around, and to play with.
Fluffy cries when tiger isn't around and vice versa, they are ball and chain, flower and petal, without one the other would not be complete.
Fluffy is a miniature poodle, and was 6 months when we got her from the pet shop. Fluffy was isolated in a cage all her life, and in the past abused insidiously. She was also docked by her previous owner. When we first got fluffy she was scared of toys, and bones. In fact she was scared of every object in the house. It took her a good 3 weeks to come around. She's about 1 year old now, and is just now learning to play.
Tiger is a Bengal cat that we got from the same shop, 5 months old. He was declawed by the owner, also had a ear infection and a few other minor things wrong with him, and has already had some biting, and soiling problems. He is now 1 year of age, since December 4th. He is my buddy and always will be.
Tiger and fluffy sleep together every night, and they are great companions and friends to have around. The pain of his declawing effects me deeply, not physically but emotionally, hence that day, I have tried my best to circulate the dreadful information of the declawing surgery, and to help as many claws as possible.
I have fabric like a scratching post, and he has attempted to scratch It, yet has never attempted to scratch the couch.
Even thought he doesn't have claws, the need to scratch is forever. It is a mystery to me why people should declaw such a healthy cat. Goes to show eliminating the problem temporary is not worth the post-operative complications of the surgery.
They are very lovely to have around, and are the best. A cat can be a dog's best friend as well =]
Hi ZACH.... A Lovely article Zach; a very beautiful and tender story of love and healing. Well done. And you can join the Anti-Declaw troops any day. Any stories you have about declawing or ideas please join in. There is a form on the declawing cats page.
I changed the title a bit to avoid full stops, apostrophes and "&" signs as the search engines don't like them in file names and the title is used as the file name. I hope you don't mind....Michael