Picture of a cat protecting a little monkey from a large dog

Cat protecting a little monkey from a large dog. Picture in public domain and cleaned up by PoC.

Comment: This is an interesting picture. It is very rare to see this. It looks as if the photo was taken in southeast Asia. The cat is a street cat and the monkey has formed a close relationship with the cat. The dog is large and threatening and probably a street dog. We don’t know how or why the cat and monkey formed their relationship. Sometimes Asians keep monkeys as pets on chains. Perhaps the monkey was released and found a parent in the cat and the cat found a companion. They hang onto each other for comfort, security (the monkey) and companionship. This is an interspecies relationship of which there are many on this site. We don’t know the outcome.

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Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

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