Cat and Horse Have a Heart Warming Bond

Posted in Cat Stories - Last Updated: June 22, 2016 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: June 22, 2016  
Author:  Jan Travell

Despite their huge size difference Sappy the cat and Dakota the horse have formed one of the animal kingdom’s most unusual bonds.

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The pair are totally inseparable spending hours cuddling one another, and they even eat and sleep together at their Fairfield, Illinois ranch. Sappy formed the unlikely friendship when he was just a kitten when Dakota acted like a father-figure to him, explained the owner.

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‘When Sappy was a small kitten, I could tell they had a close bond, the kitten never paid attention to other horses,’ said owner Denice Kinney.

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‘Sappy was in Dakota’s stall all the time and when Dakota was grazing, Sappy would stand by him.’

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On the large size difference between the two, Denice added the horse could technically crush the cat at any time.

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He said: ‘Dakota could step on Sappy the cat at any time and destroy him but he chooses not to, they are so cute together!’

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The duo spend practically all their free time with each other, and often Sappy enjoys a rest on the horse’s back.

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It looks like this relationship was meant to be!

( h/t: DailyMail )

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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