Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kitties Make Greyt Pillows!


Whenever we go out with the dogs, whether to the dog-friendly mall close to the house, or to some event like the Monument 10k in the Spring, we often are told how beautiful the dogs are and how "they would love to adopt one, but they have a cat".  We happily tell them how wonderful greyhounds can be with cats- if you get the right greyhound that is, and work with a group that cat-tests each greyhound before placing them with their forever home.  We have two tuxedo housecats to match our two greyhounds (we like to be a coordinated family...we used to have a fish tank with only black and white fish, too), and the greys honestly pay no attention to the cats at all.  The cats, especially the boy, Domino, actually talk to the dogs as if they are human...they are so big, what else could they be?  Still, people continue to find it hard to believe greyhounds can live harmoniously with cats...but now, I have the pictures to prove it!  It has taken almost 3 years to capture, but I finally was able to capture the elusive greyhound/cat snuggle!  BEHOLD...

Blue has found a most comfortable pillow for his nap...it even is heated for his comfort and so very soft!


Domino did not seem to mind the 70 pound greyhound's head resting on his back half...and trust me, that noggin may not be 70 pounds on it's own, but it certainly has some heft to it!


11 comments:

Kenney said...

I would like to add that they were laying like that for about half an hour until Domino finally got up!

houndstooth said...

They make great pillows until they start squirming around, that is!

gyeong said...

Very cute! Probably got up after he started to lose feeling in his back legs :)

gyeong said...

Very cute! Probably got up after he started to lose feeling in his back legs :)

gyeong said...

Very cute! Probably got up after he started to lose feeling in his back legs :)

Trina said...

Too funny! Great photo for cat:greyhound relationships!

greytblackdog said...

I love this picture. It should be on some greyhound calendar or education campaign entitled "the greyhound and the feline can be friends." My three cats and 2 greys get along fabulously, especially when it is cold out.

Samantha said...

I have 2 Greys and 3 cats. The day I brought my 2nd Grey home my oldest cat chased him around the apartment!

Lin said...

LOVE IT! I try to tell people all the time that the right hound can live with kitties. Smokey is a kitty magnet - especially the boys - seems like that for Blue too - what's up with that?

Mel P said...

Adorbs! I'm happy to see that blanket is getting so much use. :-)

dog lover said...

I love your photos and your blog! It helps keep my spirits up! Keep up the good work!

XOXO

Dog Lover (but I like cats, too!)