Cats and dogs may be renowned for being old-fashioned enemies; however, the reality is that they could sometimes form some of the tensest pairs.
If they are in a home with the right environment and conditions, cats and dogs can thrive and harmoniously flourish in harmony, not just living together but becoming family.
Anyone who has owned dogs and cats in the past can probably be able to confirm this. I was the owner of both, and I’ll also be truthful and say that at the beginning, I was sure that the result would be the cat being afraid of the dog at all times.
However, contrary to what they said, soon they began enjoying themselves perfectly. Any time they disagreed over something, there was a cat that was the most dominant among them!
But I digress. The purpose of this particular story is to reinforce the fact that cats and dogs can mean just as much to each other as they do to other members of their own species.
The events occurred a few years ago after an explosion at a defense industry building in Donetsk City, Ukraine. The resulting fire spread quickly, devouring the surrounding area and putting any number of lives at risk.
Residents living nearby were forced to flee their homes at a moment’s notice. They didn’t have time to grab up belongings or pack bags, they quite literally had no choice but to run for their lives.
One home owner in particular managed to let his dog out into the front yard on his own way out of the house. Incredibly, though, the dog turned and darted back into the flames.
The owner was stunned, terrified and confused, but he couldn’t chase after the dog; the flames were simply too high by that point.
As an avid animal lover myself, I can only imagine the outcomes he must have been expecting: an entire neighborhood burning down; his home reduced to ashes along with his pets; he himself with no option but to watch on, helpless.
And yet he was spared that … because his dog had other ideas. The courageous hound came leaping out of the building with a kitten in his jaws. The kitten was struggling to breathe, but okay and, most importantly, still alive.
Thanks to this dog’s truly inspiring instincts, a life was saved. The kitten in question received the medical attention it needed and made a full recovery.
I mean, how awesome are dogs? I seriously hope the good boy in this story got the treats and thanks he deserves!
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