Can you believe cats and dogs being friends? Well, the story below shows an American shorthair cat who is a friend of three Shiba Inus.
A Japanese couple has had Shibas for years, but the wife wanted a cat. “The reason why I wanted to expand our family with a cat rather than a dog was quite simple: I’ve had a cat in the past. But when I told my husband that I wanted a kitty, I learned he wasn’t very fond of cats. I kept at it, but he refused every time. After some time, however, I was able to find a cat we both liked,” the wife told Bored Panda.
The couple started looking for a cat, a gray kitty with short fur and standing ears “I also looked for a breed that was really compatible with dogs. Eventually, we settled on the American Shorthair.” They picked a breeder in Kanagawa and brought home the cat, named Kiki.
Kiki fit in the family since the beginning, and now he so close to his Shiba siblings. He’s even started to act like them!
His owner got to see just how close he got to the Shibas back in February. “I took Kiki and our dogs to a Shiba Inu party. Kiki was getting along with all the dogs just fine, but one of them suddenly started barking at him. Immediately, one of our Shibas, Saki, barked back, protecting Kiki. At that point, I understood they’ve become true companions.”
Now, Kiki and the Shibas are doing everything together, from napping to exploring the outdoors, they’re always by each other’s side. “The Shibas are usually quiet at home, so Kiki seems to be able to rest whenever he wants with a peaceful mind,” the cat’s owner added. “Sometimes Kiki does something athletic before going to bed at night and joins us in the bedroom to get some sleep.”
“I often hear that it’s the dogs who get used to their owner’s sleeping schedule, and cats are the jerks who get up early and wake you up at 4 AM or something like that, but Kiki also sleeps together with the rest of us until morning.”