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Thread: Louie and Bubba.... a strange friendship

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    Louie and Bubba.... a strange friendship

    Louie is a cat that wandered up to my daughter's doorstep 3 weeks ago. He was matted, so skinny she felt his ribs through all that fur. She took him in, fed him, bathed him and he patiently let her cut and comb the mats out of his fur.

    Now comes Bubba the pet rat. They are pals!!! I don't know how she does this but she is able to get animals to be friends.
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    She has the touch.

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    Hey that cat knows a good home when he finds one, and it if comes with a pet rat so be it! cute, cute, cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivosum View Post
    She has the touch.
    She has been this way since she was little, getting her cats and dogs to all get along.
    When she was younger she had rabbits, chickens, turtles, snakes, hamsters, mice, dogs, cats, birds, lizards, fish and a pet pig. Some animals we naturally kept apart and she understood. She knew a snake and a bunny just weren't going to be pals....lol and some cats refuse to be friends with mice or rats they would rather eat them them have them as friends..it's just how cats are.
    We had a Great Dane who loved to stand over our smaller dog and put its head in it's mouth. It was quite comical to see the poor dog with drool all over him. And happy as can be.....LOL
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    My mom used to say that we don't pick our pets, they pick us. Your daughter has a special touch/heart and the animals know it and trust her!

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    Just showed this to my co- workers and they loved it!

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    Strange but sweet.

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    Your daughter sounds like a lovely person. You did a great job as a Mom! Cute photo ...

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    She sure sounds special. Very cute pic. I have a Chihuahua, my avatar, who can't be taught to not jump on other little dogs or cats. I do not have the touch your Daughter has.
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    God did not tell domestic animals that they are supposed to be enemys. Just to play together and be friends

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    That is too cute! What lucky pets!

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    All boils down to how one is brought up. 2 legged or 4 legged.

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    Is it possible that the cat thinks the rat is a kitten?
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    all of our pets always got along till now. the only one we have left won't tolerate anymore and wants to be the only furbaby. but we had a shepard that took care of the guinea pigs and slept with them. He knew when their snack time was and would make sure we got it to them by goosing us there, of course then they would squeal and he loved that.Of course for a while to he thought he was a cat. he got bigger though and had to be rescued from under the couch cause he couldn't get out and it was so funny that he wanted to sit in the window with them but after awhile he would just fall bringing the cushion down with him. We also had a cat that had to have playtime with it's hamster each night and slept on top of it's cage. thier favorite game was when we put the hamster in it's ball and they would play chase. First you would see the cat chasing the ball then a min. later the cat would be running away from the hamster.We also had a couple of cats that had a beta fish for a pet. the fish would come up and they would watch him and he would go lower and lower in the water till the cats got a nose full of water. You would think the cats would wisen up but they never did. They really missed their buddy when he passed away and sat by his bowl at playtime each day for a couple of weeks looking for him. your daughters animals look really sweet.
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    What a lucky kitty!!! and lucky little rat of course!! Your daughter obviously has "the touch"!
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    My Siberian/wolf had her own cat the last year I worked because I worked extra hours and I didn't want her alone too much. One day, I found Mia pulling Sammicat across the vinyl floor by his head. I told her no - ladies don't do that. She stopped and Sam walked over to put his head in her mouth. I changed the order to "No carpet, hard floor only" and they were both happy.

    Our animals are such fun creatures. Your daughter's are a special pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T. View Post
    Your daughter sounds like a lovely person. You did a great job as a Mom! Cute photo ...
    Thank you Kathy for the beautiful compliment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti25314 View Post
    Is it possible that the cat thinks the rat is a kitten?
    Possibly, but Louie is a young man, he just likes rats I suppose..lol
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
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    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    He's got the cutest smooshed face.

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    Wink Your Daughter's a Lucky Girl

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Louie is a cat that wandered up to my daughter's doorstep 3 weeks ago. He was matted, so skinny she felt his ribs through all that fur. She took him in, fed him, bathed him and he patiently let her cut and comb the mats out of his fur.

    Now comes Bubba the pet rat. They are pals!!! I don't know how she does this but she is able to get animals to be friends.
    Your daughter is a very lucky girl - Louie is a Persian. They are noted for their beauty and mild temperments. Unlike most cats, they are very affectionate and loyal - just want to be part of everything. So happy Louie has found a loving home !
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    ​Reminds me of the Stewart Little movie with cat and the mouse. Cute!

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