Ready to shed a tear? Just watch this video, which captures the moment a puppy and cat duo say goodbye after the dog is finally adopted.Cheerio the cat and Elvis the Staffordshire bull terrier have been best pals since the puppy was born back in March. Owner Corrinne Minnard, 56, says the pair have been inseparable, constantly following each other around the house and cuddling up to snooze together. Elvis was part of a litter of eight other pups, who all got adopted speedily – leaving Elvis all alone, which only made Elvis and Cheerio’s bond stronger.
Now, after ten weeks together, Elvis has finally found a forever home, and this week was taken away by his new owners. Before he headed off, Elvis and Cheerio had one last cuddle to say farewell – a moment Corrinne knew she needed to capture on camera. Corrinne, a part-time dog breeder and university counsellor, from Palo Cedro, in Shasta County, California, said: ‘Cheerio and Elvis were loving and playful together.
Cat and dog love to go on walks together
‘Cheerio would even be quite flirtatious at times, like any cat. Cheerio has been here since she was pretty young, so she’s always been used to our dogs.
Plan for When You’re Not There. Make sure your pets are provided for during those long hours when you’re away. Dr. Becker suggests technological options. “DOGTV has stimulation and relaxation channels, and there are apps that control contraptions that talk to your pet, or dispense treats. Pheromone sprays can also reduce anxiety, creating that kumbaya atmosphere.” And, of course, daycare and dog walkers are a great way to enrich your pet’s day. “Know someone who wants exercise? Maybe they’ll walk your dog.”
‘It’s so funny because she just wants to be like the dogs, even though she is definitely the boss in the relationship!’
Elvis moved to his forever home on Sunday, while two-year-old rescue cat Cheerio will stay with Corrinne.
The pair may be apart now, but we’re sure Elvis will always be thankful for Cheerio’s friendship when he was all alone.Do you have a story to share? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]Metro.co.uk .