dearJulius.com

The Sweet Friendship Between This Cat and Horse Will Warm Your Heart

These unlikely animal pals forged a close friendship based on helping each other. Read the sweet story of the cat and horse that became best friends.


BY LARRY SLIGHTOM SR., Reader's Digest

These unlikely animal pals forged a close friendship based on helping each other.


My wife, Carolyn, and I adore living in the country, and we like all the animals that live here, too. We have had a number of horses and cats over the years, but there never was a bond quite like the one between Sammy, a quarter horse, and Goblin, a yellow and white bobtail cat.

One day, our four horses came up from the bottom pasture, trying to escape the flies. We were getting ready to spray them when Sammy came over to the wood fence and started whinnying loudly.
[post_ads_2]
We had several cats, and Goblin, a young male, came running and jumped up on the fence. Carolyn said, “I hope he isn’t going to do what he has in mind, because that horse is going to go nuts.”

She went for her camera, and just as she took a photo, Goblin jumped on Sammy’s back. There was no kicking or bucking as we had expected, just a soft whinny. Goblin ran up and down the horse’s back and neck, catching and eating flies while Sammy stood stock-still.

After Goblin had his fill of the pesky insects, he jumped up on 
the fence where Sammy quietly and tenderly nuzzled him as if to say, “Thank you, buddy.”

Almost every day, Sammy came to the fence, leaned up against it and whinnied for Goblin. The cat would run over, jump on Sammy’s back and tend to the flies.

If animals of different species are capable of loving each other, these two surely did. None of the other horses and cats had such a tight-knit friendship.

We never determined when this behavior started, or how—and it remains a mystery.
[post_ads_2]
Unfortunately we lost Goblin, and for weeks Sammy came to the fence and whinnied for him. You could see the sadness in his eyes.

None of the other cats ever filled in for Goblin. Even if they had tried, I don’t think any of them could have taken the place of Sammy’s best buddy.

More from Reader's Digest

COMMENTS





Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.

|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0

Name

Animal,365,Creative,301,Demotivational,636,Entertainment,147,Facts,283,Featured,6,Funny,544,Lifestyle,541,Offbeat,564,Special Features,54,Tech,88,Weird,139,
ltr
item
Juicy: The Sweet Friendship Between This Cat and Horse Will Warm Your Heart
The Sweet Friendship Between This Cat and Horse Will Warm Your Heart
These unlikely animal pals forged a close friendship based on helping each other. Read the sweet story of the cat and horse that became best friends.
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9H0Ms0yZFLw/Woe1Am9BztI/AAAAAAAAFC4/8C00xXRKdGoEArML7pEMXA2u6ZwZwR97QCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9H0Ms0yZFLw/Woe1Am9BztI/AAAAAAAAFC4/8C00xXRKdGoEArML7pEMXA2u6ZwZwR97QCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Juicy
https://juicy.dearjulius.com/2018/02/the-sweet-friendship-between-this-cat.html
https://juicy.dearjulius.com/
https://juicy.dearjulius.com/
https://juicy.dearjulius.com/2018/02/the-sweet-friendship-between-this-cat.html
true
5574919278515170557
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy