Sarah Hunt, from Cambridgeshire, shared cute images of the bizarre relationship between her beloved Jack Russell, Springer Cross and her feline friend. The 35-year-old said the bond formed around 20 months ago when Benji was just a puppy and was unexpectedly joined on walks by the black cat. The music producer said they have been “inseparable ever since” and are often seen cuddling and jumping in the garden every day.
A cute moment shows Benji on a leash walking side by side with his four-legged friend.
Ms Hunt said the couple got used to a daily schedule, with the cat yelling at Benji and rubbing its paws against the door each morning.
She jokes that the couple would then perform some stretches as part of an animal “yoga” routine.
A meeting outside during a walk usually follows and the day normally ends with a third meeting in the yard.
Ms Hunt said: “They have been friends since we took Benji for his first walk when she was four months old. At first she was following us, but only from afar.
“She would follow the whole walk, even if we went in March itself, at 20 minutes. At first we thought she was interested in us, not our dog.
“Then we started letting him out into our yard and she would jump off the fence and start playing with him.
“They run and stroke each other. It was then that we realized that she was interested in Benji.
“He really loved the attention and they’ve been inseparable ever since. She’s in our backyard every day.
“They have become closer and closer with each passing day. Some days she will stay in the garden all day.
“She’ll still call every morning because he’s going out to meet her and they’ll do some stretches together. Just kidding, it’s their daily yoga.
“Then she will normally see him on her afternoon walk, but if she doesn’t catch him, she will come to the garden in the evening to take her dose of Benji.”
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“All of our neighbors have never seen her outside, so we don’t really know where she came from.
“We’re just calling her Black Cat right now. Benji recognizes that name perfectly. Every time we mention her name, his ears prick up and he’s looking for her.
“Sometimes we leave her treats and food, but we don’t do it every day because if she has a home, we don’t want her to leave this family.
“If she turns out to be a wanderer, we would like to adopt her into our home.”
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This notice was published: 2021-09-04 14:30:00