It's amazing....I couldn't believe it myself and I saw it!

@Loverbear (4918)
United States
January 26, 2013 2:01pm CST
This is one of those amazing AWWWW moments that you can't believe unless you're the one who saw it! And I find it amazing and I saw it. Little Bit is 19 years old and has lived with me for the past 7 years. I received him from a mini dachshund breeder as a gift when I had to give up my rottweiler. Bitty and his friend Monica have lived a wonderful life with me, but unfortunately in 2009 Monica passed over the rainbow bridge. Bitty missed his companion so I got him C.D., another mini dachshund. As time has passed, Bitty lost his sight. He can make out shapes but that is about it. He manages well in familiar surroundings but when he comes in from outside or if he is in strange areas he becomes lost and confused. Each morning they go outside (Bitty and C.D.) to do their business and to get some fresh air. Bitty has been getting along outside really well, which baffled me. Today I found out how he has been doing it. I called the dogs to come in, and C.D. came racing, but Bitty stayed by the fence, where my semi feral cat Ralphie was laying. I kept calling, but Bitty wouldn't come. He would look this way but he wouldn't come. C.D. went racing to get his buddy, but Bitty still wouldn't move. Finally, Ralphie stood up and walked under Bitty's nose. Then Ralphie started towards the house, with his tail touching Bitty's nose. This time Bitty started walking towards the house. If Ralphie's tail didn't touch Bitty's nose, Bitty would stop. He wouldn't start towards the house again until Ralphie's tail was touching his nose. Ralphie, who only tolerates the dogs, walked patiently with Bitty behind him, until they reached the doorway and I could take over the "guide cat" duties. I had seen Ralphie with Bitty each day, walking with him and staying at his side, but I didn't think much about it until today when Ralphie showed that he actually was acting as a "Guide Cat" for my poor blind little guy. I am in total awe as Ralphie really wasn't trained to do such a job, and he has no reason to be so caring towards a dog, but there was this wonderful black cat taking care of what would normally be a sworn enemy and making sure that he could get around like he used to be able to do. When they got to the door, Little Bit turned towards Ralphie and nuzzled him gently as if to say "Thank You!" Have you had something amazing happen between your dogs and cats?
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@dawnald (85136)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Jan 13
I had a cat named Little Bit. I still miss him. Can't think of anything right. Now that Tiger's gone, Oreo and Jason are better buddies. They sleep together and wash each others heads, but they also fight.
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@Mavic123456 (21898)
• Thailand
27 Jan 13
hmmm I can imagine them... so cute.. LOL.
@Loverbear (4918)
• United States
1 Feb 13
I was in the bathroom Wednesday morning when Willy and Khuay had a "boxing" match. I heard cans rattle and had to see what was going on. Khuay was beside the kitchen garbage can and Willy was facing him. Both cats were on their bottoms sitting up swatting at each other...neither connected. Khuay was swatting air and Willy kept hitting the garbage can! It reminds me of the movies where two nerds fight it out by flailing their hands at each other rapidly. Dinglebeary and Willy will do the same thing...and then they all will curl up with each other and take a long nap! It's like having kids!
• United States
26 Jan 13
Oh, that's one of the sweetest things I've ever heard! I've heard of cats acting as guides for humans (when it suited them ) but not for a fellow creature. I wish I could have seen that.
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@ElicBxn (63235)
• United States
26 Jan 13
That's very sweet. When Lady went blind and mostly deaf, she would feel her way around the back yard, but since we didn't have much in it and seldom used it she did all right. She used to get between her dog house and the house wall and bark, she knew how to get out, I think it was the only way she could hear herself. She pretty much got to where the only thing she could hear from us was the sharp clap I used to get her inside, used that for the cats too, back then I had a few cats and most went outside after The Doctor ate the veneer off the front door.
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@yoyo1198 (3641)
• United States
26 Jan 13
This is definitely an Awwwww story. I've heard of particular pet friends taking over as guides for another. You should put your story on one of the pet/animal sites with photos if you can get some pics of it.
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• United States
26 Jan 13
Aww... I've seen a lot of "aww" moments over the years, because I've had a lot of non-human animals in my life. My trio of felines do watch out for each other--and for their humans. Right now, I have all three lying in a row to my right on the bed.
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@timetravel (1425)
• United States
2 Feb 13
That is truly wonderful! I've heard of dogs nursing kittens who don't have mothers, or even other animals doing the same for another species of babies - but this is way cooler! Yes, try, as others suggested, to get a video and put it up on youtube - I bet it gets tons of views!
@carmelanirel (20942)
• United States
28 Jan 13
Wow, I have heard when a dog would help another dog, but never heard of a cat doing this. If you can, (since I believe this happens every day Little Bit is outside)you should get a video of this and submit it to these pro-animal sites like I have on FB...
@free_man (7330)
• United States
27 Jan 13
Hi Loverbear. Wow what a great thing to see. I have seen other animals taking care of animals but never a cat take care of her blind buddy. It is amazing how they have bonded together like that. It is a great gift to have such a loving cat.
@jagjit273 (1754)
• India
27 Jan 13
Wow this is so touchy and amazing. Though being biggest enemy in general, here helping and acknowledging each other. Thats really a wonderful connection and understanding between the two.
@Dominique25 (9464)
• United States
27 Jan 13
Wow that really is sweet. I'm so glad that the did this. It would be such an awesome thing to see. It shows that two animals who are different can be kind and caring to one another. That would really touch my heart. I'm glad that you were able to see it. It I'm sure makes you love your pets even more.
@MissPiggy (1748)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 13
I've never had dogs, but I used to have cats and I burst into tears reading your discussion. It is really touching and I can't believe it's true. I don't know what to say more, it's just amazing. How can it possible for such animals to do so, while people often won't do the same thing for their kind. Ironic, but still amazing.