Three times in a day, Kacy’s dog would stare longingly outside the window, his unyielding gaze burning a hole in the neighbor’s living room. At first, Kacy, a proud pet owner, thought that her dog just wanted to go for a walk, but all attempts to pry away the peeping dog had been futile.
Kacy wondered what he was possibly looking at, but she had absolutely no idea as to how she could help her dog. After a year, however, her dog totally snapped just like that, and after a year of being stalked, her neighbor finally decided to take a stand. Then, things got weird.
The Only Reason
As it turns out, pets aren’t really different from humans, who would willingly do something ridiculously irrational like looking out the window every single day for a year. The only reason is love, but maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “Animals can’t fall in love!”
You’re definitely not alone in thinking that. A lot of people don’t believe animals fall in love like we do. If the Lady and the Tramp and all its sweet scenes have not convinced you, you’ll surely believe it after you read this.
Staring At Something Specific
Kacy, or “kacyyy”on Reddit, started noticing her dog’s strange behaviour – staring out of the window every single day. However, it wasn’t his regular watch-traffic-kind-of-stare and she noticed that her dog was staring at something really specific. That’s when it all began.
What Was It?
Kacy had a lot of questions in her mind and one of them was what was keeping the attention of her dog for a really long time. It was hard for her to tell since she wasn’t always at home and she could not see what was captivating her dog.
Figuring It Out
Most of the time, Kacy was running errands and busy with work. On her day off, she decided to stay home to figure out what her dog was obsessing over. She had initially thought that it was a squirrel or perhaps a family of squirrels. However, there were no squirrels around. Kacy was intent on finally solving the mystery.
The Neighbor’s Cat
While Kacy was watching television, she noticed her dog staring into their neighbor’s window, with the neighbor’s cat sitting at the window in plain sight and seemingly staring back at her dog. Kacy looked at her dog quietly, wondering whether this could be what he had been staring at the whole time.
He Hates Cats
Two hours had passed but her dog continued to stare. Kacy looked over at the window of the neighbor and saw the cat was curled in a ball, sleeping. This was getting weird since she knew her dog didn’t like cats.
Not Completely Different
Most people believe dogs and cats are from completely different worlds, but the animals are not actually as different as what people might think and even have some things in common. In spite of what most think, dogs and cats can get along pretty well since some of their personality traits are the same. Rumors that say they cannot be friends are actually not true. If you find that difficult to believe, you have not seen anything yet.
Imagination Or Reality
Kacy wanted to know whether the cat was also giving her dog attention, so she continued observing them, noticing that the cat went on to sit up and stare right back at the dog. For days, she watched the pair of animals and then she realized that the two stared at each other for many hours.
Girl Gone Wild
She wondered if it was just her imagination running wild or the connection she was seeing was actually real. Kacy had to find out, so she did something most people wouldn’t do. What is it exactly??
Kacy got so used to seeing her dog staring outside the window at the neighbor’s cat that when she went downstairs one day, she immediately realized something was off. She didn’t see her dog at the window – he was lying on the floor instead.
Was He Sick?
She thought that her dog might be sick because she noticed that his food bowl was untouched and still full. Kacy decided to wait to see if the unusual behavior of her dog would persist, and that’s when her dog totally lost it.
A Visit To The Vet
Kacy decided that her dog needed to see the vet, and when they went to their appointment, she mentioned that the dog had been staring at the cat for a lot of weeks. The vet simply laughed and asked the usual questions regarding the dog’s diet, changes in sleep, and activity.
He Completely Changed
Nothing seemed wrong and the dog was in great shape, with his shots all up to date. However, Kacy noticed that her dog was acting out in ways which she had never seen before like continuing to look very depressed and just lie on the floor despite being usually high-spirited. There appeared to be nothing wrong with her dog… until they got home.
Something Was Off
Once they got home from their visit to the vet, the dog rushed to his spot on the floor without even bothering to look outside the window. Kacy took one look and she knew something had changed – there was something very different!
The window was now covered with numerous potted plants, which blocked the view, so the dog could no longer see his friend. Kacy wondered why she hadn’t noticed that before, but she thought of a plan to help her dog with his depression.
Nothing Was Working
Kacy tried a lot of things to break her dog’s sadness like playing with him, taking him for a walk whenever she could, and even buying him new toys but it seemed as if nothing she did was actually helping.
A Crazy Idea
He kept moping and he wouldn’t even respond to Kacy – even though he took treats. Kacy finally had enough and she had no other option, except for one thing that she hadn’t tried. Even though she knew it was crazy, she did it anyway.
Not Like Most People
Many people would just have quit, but Kacy was unlike most people. Since she saw how happy her dog was because of the cat, and as a self-confessed animal-lover, she knew that she needed to try anything for her dog to be happy again.
Taking a chance, Kacy reached out to her neighbor regarding the cat, hoping it would work. It appeared a bit insane, but finding out what the man did for true love and for her dog will surely make you smile!
Kacy didn’t know her neighbor particularly well, but she tried anyway and hoped he would be understanding. She penned a note addressed to her neighbor, and in it she described the events that she had witnessed during the past few weeks.
Move The Plants, Please
Also, she asked the neighbor if they could kindly remove the plants blocking the window so that her dog would not be sad anymore. Then, Kacy taped the note to the neighbor’s window, despite having no idea how her neighbor would respond, so for her, the response she got was unexpected and actually quite strange.
Waiting For A Reply
While waiting for the neighbor’s reply to her note, Kacy didn’t have any idea what to expect. However, she really hoped her neighbor wouldn’t think she was crazy because while she loved her dog a lot, she had to live next to the neighbor.
A Surprising Reaction
She certainly didn’t want people to know her as “that weird girl with the dog”. The next day, Kacy got a reply from the neighbor, who apparently hadn’t taken a long time to reply, and she couldn’t believe how the neighbor reacted!
The Neighbor’s Response
Kacy’s neighbor quickly responded to her note and he immediately removed the plants, more than happy to do so. He agreed that household plants were not nearly as important as love, but the question was: Did the animals share real love? The humans would soon find out.
They wondered whether the dog and cat would continue to stare through the window at each other or the time they lost would cause the animals to lose interest. How amazing is their staring bond?? These two could definitely win a contest.
As it turns out, dogs and cats are capable of more than just friendship. As a matter of fact, they have taught humans about love. A dog and cat couple made up of a Burly Alaskan Malamute Kodi and grey and black kitten Myshkin have a solid bond. It formed with plenty of persistence and a bit of enthusiasm, and their friendship is an example of an unlikely partnership.
Kodi And Myshkin
Kodi started taking Myshkin under his wing when the kitten was only 10 weeks old. Kodi put up with Myshkin even when his fur became her scratching post and the kitten clawed on him. She became comfortable on his massive coat and never left his side during the time Kodi was sick with cancer, even protecting her friend from stray dogs. The hallmark of their friendship was courage and dedication until the very end.
Idgie And Ruth
Idgie the dog and Ruth the cat are an unstoppable duo that has a fierce bond. The two animals were found abandoned together and were named after the well-known friendship in Fried Green Tomatoes. Nowadays, Idgie and Ruth are living the good life, sharing a cozy home together, but Idgie was Ruth’s fierce bodyguard when they were living on the street.
Charlie And Scout
While their story is not the most cheerful one, it is surely the most touching and proves that the friendships made between a dog and a cat can run very deep even after death. Charlie the dog and Scout the cat had a bond unlike any other and they did everything together. When Charlie died, Scout never quite returned to his old self. Old videos of Charlie had to be played on a computer and the poor cat had to curl up next to it to be able to sleep.
An Animal Love Story
The story would have been even better if Kacy and the neighbor had fallen in love while they connected over the love of their pets, but it wouldn’t have been a story Tom Hanks would star in on the silver screen. However, we’re not saying the pets’ love story would not have made a great film because who wouldn’t like an animal love story? Who doesn’t love love?
A Story That Would Make You Believe
If you are one of those people that don’t believe animals can actually fall in love, we’re pretty sure this story has made you think twice, especially if you yourself have a furry friend. Even if your friends do not really believe you, make sure to share this story with animal lovers. Everyone could use a bit more love in their lives, especially with what’s happening in the world right now. We really need a love story which has more underneath the surface.
A man came to Rocket Dog Rescue in San Francisco to look for a dog to adopt and he fell in love with Merrill, a three-year-old pit bull. Not long after, it was time for him to pick the dog up, but the shelter had an unexpected obstacle: Merrill would not leave her best friend – an eight-year-old Chihuahua named Taco.
A Very Strong Bond
Merrill and Taco came to the Rocket Dog Rescue at the same time since they were surrendered together. There isn’t much about the dog’s previous owners that is known, but there was one thing clear: the dogs were best friends. The two spent their time together and they cried whenever they were separated. The shelter staff also got a glimpse of the pair’s really strong bond.
A Life-Threatening Situation
When the pair came to the Rescue, Merrill had a severe uterine tract infection which surgery in order to save her life. Taco was distraught and restless the entire time Merrill was in surgery. When she finally got released, the staff tried to isolate her in order to help her heal much faster, but it was a little difficult.
Attentive And Dedicated
Both Taco and Merrill cried until Taco was allowed to be with Merrill in the recovery area. After that, the Chihuahua never left his best friend’s side and was dedicated and attentive to Merrill the entire time she was in recovery. Staff was amazed by these two dogs’ commitment for each other. However, the staff were also worried that this might actually be a detriment.
Their Best Chance
From experience, the shelter staff knew that bonded dogs are harder to adopt out because many people aren’t ready for two new dogs at the same time. This is why they listed Taco and Merrill separately on their website, in the hopes of finding forever homes for each of the dogs. Since senior dogs are more difficult to find homes for, there was not much interest in Taco. However, Merrill was a different story.
Time To Leave The Shelter
When a man came to the shelter one day, wanting to adopt a dog, he saw Merrill and decided then and there that she was the one. After he went through the paperwork needed, the day finally came for the man to pick Merrill up. However, as she was being led out of the cage, with Taco being left inside, she started howling and didn’t stop. The man didn’t know what was going on.
A Change Of Strategy
The man was told by staff about Taco and Merrill’s story, how the two were best friends and didn’t want to be separated. Although the man understood and accepted it was best for the dogs to stay together, he unfortunately could not adopt both. In the end, he decided to adopt a different dog. This made shelter change their strategy.
Rocket Dog Rescue staff realized it was best for Taco and Merrill to be kept together, so they decided to change the listing on their website. They got Jodi, a wonderful volunteer, to foster the dogs while the pair was waiting to find a forever home. Soon, the perfect opportunity came to them.
The Perfect Family
A family living in San Jose found the listing on the website and they fell in love with Taco and Merrill’s story. The family paid Jodi a visit to meet the furry pair and they decided to make the dogs part of their family. Merrill and Taco were thrilled to go to their new home together but it wasn’t a happy ending just yet.
Taco was a senior dog and had a number of health issues, like asthma and dental disease. He actually only had four teeth. However, those problems seemed to be minor compared to what the vet told the family when they took Taco for a check-up a month after the dogs were adopted. Sadly, the outlook wasn’t that good.
The medical evaluation revealed that Taco had an enlarged heart and his lungs were surrounded by fluid. He would likely suffer impending heart failure if nothing was done soon. He was put on medications right away and he was scheduled for a specialist visit. The family hoped for the best, but they braced for the worst.
Giving A Fighting Chance
Taco’s owners knew that the dog’s advanced age meant he might not recover in spite of being on medications. However, they gave Taco a fighting chance and plenty of love and attention. Also, Merrill returned the favor and never left her best friend’s side. Not long after, Taco’s condition incredibly began to improve.
Life Goes On
Although Taco’s condition was successfully stabilized and his heart wasn’t at risk anymore, he still has some respiratory issues, for which he has to take a number of medications for life, including anti-seizure drugs and steroids for his lungs. However, that doesn’t stop Taco from having fun together with his human siblings as well as his best friend Merrill.
Since Merrill is just a young adult, she is energetic and extremely active. She loves rolling on the grass and running, and despite not being able to keep up with his best friend, Taco finds other ways he could join in on the fun. The little Chihuahua loves being carried by his human siblings and taken to the place where Merrill is playing. However, most of all Taco and Merrill love spending every single day knowing that they will always be together.
Taking Right To Their Old Routine
Back to Kacy, she was pleased to see the return of her dog’s good spirits and she was happy to see the furry friends taking right to their old routine. Now, both owners expect to find their pets at their respective windows every day since they are now aware of the long-distance relationship their pets have.