Cat and dog love to go on walks together

Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
Archer the dog and Niqo the cat are the best of friends (Picture: SWNS)
Meet Archer and Nico, a pair of best friends who show that our differences don’t have to separate us. Archer is a husky his owner Ben Murray, 30, bought as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a photo of him and falling in love.

Ben said: ‘It was quite a reckless and impulsive decision. I immediately contacted the breeder without meeting him and had him [Archer] delivered a couple of weeks later”

‘I can trust him off the lead (most of the time). He’s very loyal, very stubborn and very loving.’

Niqo is a tabby cat from Toronto, Canada.
Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
The pair love to go on walks together (Picture: SWNS)
Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
So far they’ve explored London, Taunton, and Bristol by each other’s side (Picture: SWNS)
When Ben adopted the kitty, he couldn’t have predicted Archer and Niqo would form such a strong bond.

From the day the dog and cat met, they were best friends. Niqo loves to cuddle up with Archer and now even joins the dog for walks.

Ben has started capturing photos of the pair’s unaided walks to share on Instagram, so everyone can join the pals on their everyday adventures.

Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
Ben never expected the pals to get on so well (Picture: SWNS)
Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
But it was love at first sight (Picture: SWNS)
Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
Ben now documents their everyday explorations on Instagram (Picture: SWNS)

Is it a duck…or a dog? The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.

The best friends have already explored Bristol, where they live, as well as London and Taunton.

‘We had to bring Archer to the vet and Niqo came straight up to him to say hi,’ said Ben. ‘They’re both really confident.

‘Niqo is very affectionate and he loves to cuddle. I had always wanted a cat, and I though they should grow up together.

Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
The pair also love to cuddle (Picture: SWNS)
Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
Cute, right? (Picture: SWNS)
Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
Ben hopes to turn their friendship into a book (Picture: SWNS)
Meet Archer the dog and Niqo the cat - an inseparable pair of animal chums who roam the streets of Bristol getting into adventures. See SWNS story SWBRbesties. Meet Archer & Niqo - the dog and cat who have formed an unlikely friendship - and even go on WALKS TOGETHER unaided. The pair have been inseparable since they were young, and are even confident enough to follow orders off the leash and on public streets. Owner Ben Murray, 30, bought Archer as a puppy in 2012 after seeing a picture of him online - falling instantly in love. Without even meeting the breeder - Ben knew Archer would become a perfect part of his pack.
But until then, Nico and Archer will keep on venturing the streets together (Picture: SWNS)

‘It was a year or so of walking when I decided to finally learn how to use my camera so I could document their adventures better.

‘At first it was a ploy to get pet food, but I got really into photography. I much prefer to capture them in natural moments. I really enjoy it as a creative outlet.

‘It has just been a hobby. Eventually I’d like to make a photo book and sell prints.’

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