Cat photos are the most popular thing online. The only content that comes anywhere close is pictures of dogs. Recently, a hilarious photo of a cat that appears to be convinced it is a dog has caused quite a stir on the internet.
After a kitten was found close to death, two unlikely foster “parents” helped him get back on his feet.
So it follows that Reddit user Doudouisawesome’s photo of a cat that thinks it’s a dog has been breaking the internet.
Reddit user Doudouisawesome, known to her friends as Nathalie, explains that her ginger cat Azmael was badly injured in a car accident as a kitten, and her two dogs became very protective of him: “He got hit by a car when he was a few weeks old and grew up with dogs, he’s VERY weird,” she says.
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Nathalie’s husband, who is a firefighter, found Azmael in a puddle of blood. “He tried to find the cat’s family but no one knew him, she told Daily Star Online, “so we took him to the vet and he miraculously survived.”
Replying to questions about her ginger’s Tom’s permanent “resting bitch face” she says: “I’m so used to his face that I don’t even see what’s wrong with it.
“When he was a kitten, I’m 78% sure that he didn’t have such a mean face, though.”
Liam and Nimue looked after poor Azmael when he was brought into the home after his accident
She adds: “He couldn’t walk when he was a baby, because of the injuries he had when we found him. Now we’re very happy we’ve kept him, he’s weird and can’t run properly, but he has a nice comfy life.”
Three-year-old Azmael’s adoptive dog “parents” are Liam, who is a White Swiss Shepherd, and Nimue – an Altdeutscher Schäferhund.
“We have two other cats,” Nathalie says, “one who is 11 and tolerates the dogs, and the youngest is about 1.”
“She loves the dogs but does not want to leave the house so she’s not coming on walks with us. She waits for us behind the door, though!”
One commenter on Nathalie’s photo said their dog had the opposite problem, having been raised by cats: “My beagle can’t figure out his paws don’t work like his cat sister and brother. He is KILLING my soul with these cat behaviors.”
And their pack walks is a perfect example of just how well all the animals get along. “Nearly every morning, Azmael joins us on our walk. It’s like we have three dogs. But we have to be careful because Azmael still doesn’t pay attention to cars on the road, so we have to quickly grab him and carry him if we see a car coming. He is not afraid of other dogs and even chases them away when they annoy our dogs.”
The surroundings really fit the family’s lifestyle. They live in a small village with only meadows and forests around it. “We are really careful not to walk too far from home when Azmael is with them,” Nathalie explained. “When we want to go on a longer walk, we have to make sure that the cat stays at home (usually the only way to ensure that is to feed him right before leaving the house, otherwise he’ll try to follow us).”
People absolutely love the adorable gang