Безумные кошатники постоянно педалируют тему, будто главными врагами их любимцев являются лучшие друзья человека, которые, якобы, только и мечтают, как бы разорвать их на мелкие кусочки. А потому, самые фанатичные из них, охотно вступают в ряды догхантеров и старательно уничтожают собак всеми возможными способами, убеждая себя, что этим они спасают своих кумиров.

Нижеприведённая история полностью опровергает все потуги на самооправдание подобных психопатов :

Taryn and Jenna Choquette like to say that they have two dogs — Brady and Tuukka.  Тарин и Дженна Шокет любят говорить, что у них две собаки – Брейди и Туукка.

But in reality, Brady is the only actual dog in the family. Tuukka is really a cat, although he doesn’t seem to know it.

На самом деле Брейди – единственная настоящая собака в семье. Туукка – кот, хотя он, кажется, не знает об этом.

A kitten snuggling between the legs of her dog friendTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«We always joke that Tuukka is more like Brady — more of a dog than a cat,» Taryn Choquette told The Dodo. «So we just call them ‘the dogs.'»

Over two years ago, Tuukka was found clinging to the branches of a tree in a neighborhood near Austin, Texas.

Более двух лет назад Туукку нашли на дереве в районе близ Остина (штат Техас).

Tuukka, a stray kitten who was found in a treeTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«A friend of a friend found him in the tree and took him home, and she fostered him for a couple days,» Choquette said. «And then we were like, ‘We need him. He’s adorable.'»

Tuukka was a month old and weighed «about a pound,» according to Choquette. And when they first brought him home, Tuukka was scared of everything and everyone — including Brady.

По словам Шокет, Туукке был месяц. И когда они впервые принесли его домой, Туукка испугался всего и всех, включая Брэди.

Tuukka, a stray kitten who was found in a treeTaryn and Jenna Choquette

To help Tuukka adjust to his new surroundings, the Choquettes kept him in a separate room with a sliding glass door. But Brady lay by the door each day, waiting for Tuukka to like him.

Чтобы помочь Туукке приспособиться к новой обстановке, Шокет держала его в отдельной комнате с раздвижной стеклянной дверью. Брейди каждый день валялся у двери, ожидая, что Туукка его примет.

«Brady loves all creatures great and small,» Choquette said. «He wants everyone and everything to be his best friend.»

«Брейди любит всех существ», – сказала Шокет. «Он хочет, чтобы все были его лучшими друзьями».

Each day, Tuukka got a little braver, and a little closer to the glass. After about a week, the Choquettes decided it was safe to introduce them to each other.

Каждый день Туукка становился храбрее и приближался к стеклу. Примерно через неделю их представили друг другу.

Kitten looking at dog through the crack in the doorTaryn and Jenna Choquette

Their first interaction was a nose bop. Tuukka tiptoed up to Brady, and touched his little wet nose against Brady’s large snout. Then he did it again, and again.

Туукка на цыпочках подошел к Брэди и коснулся его носом. Затем он сделал это снова.

Kitten swiping the nose of her dog friendTaryn and Jenna Choquette

The pair quickly became inseparable. Brady happily took on the ‘mommy’ role with Tuukka, said Choquette, and he didn’t even mind when Tuukka tried to nurse from him.

 

 

Kitten trying to nurse from her dog friendTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«Since Tuukka was so young, he wasn’t actually fully weaned when he got lost, so he started to suckle on Brady,» Choquette said. «It was the cutest thing ever.»

Kitten trying to nurse from her dog friendTaryn and Jenna Choquette

Brady also loved teaching Tuukka things, although he probably taught Tuukka how to be more of a dog than a cat.

Dog and cat siblings who love each otherTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«Brady would also show Tuukka how to drink water from his own bowl,» Choquette said. «And to this day, Tuukka will still not drink out of a tiny cat bowl — he only drinks out of Brady’s giant water bowl.»

«Брейди показывал Туукке, как пить воду из его чашки», – сказала Шокет. «И по сей день Туукка не пьет из маленькой кошачьей чашки – только из миски Брэди».

Cat trying to eat out of the dog's bowlTaryn and Jenna Choquette

Brady also taught Tuukka how to go outside with him and eat grass, and how to beg for food.

Брейди учил Туукку, ходить на улицу и есть траву, и просить еду

Dog and cat siblings both eating grassTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«As soon as we have food, both ‘pups’ are right there trying to get a taste,» Choquette said.

Dog and cat siblings cleaning a plate of foodTaryn and Jenna Choquette

Another thing the duo loves is roughhousing.

Dog and cat siblings playing togetherTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«Every morning when I get ready for work, they chase each other around the house,» Choquette said. «Tuukka likes to launch off to wall to get a head start, and Brady is kind of giant and cumbersome, and he’ll chase him around. And they’ll jump on the bed and wrestle forever. They’ll always do it late at night when I’m trying to sleep, or wake me up in the morning.»

Dog and cat siblings playing togetherTaryn and Jenna Choquette

They also make a great team for mischief. Tuukka loves knocking food off the kitchen counter, and Brady loves eating it. And this exact scenario has happened too many times for the Choquettes to count.

Туукка сбивает еду с кухонного стола, а Брэди ее съедает.

«They’re in cahoots,» Choquette said. «That’s like the exact definition of them.»

«Они в сговоре, это точно».

Brady and Tuukka - a dog and cat who love each other - along with their ownerTaryn and Jenna Choquette

Tuukka loves playing with Brady so much, he gets jealous when the Choquettes’ friend’s dog, Wyatt, has Brady’s attention, and he tries to scare him off.

Brady the golden retriever having a play date with his dog friendBrady and Wyatt having a play dateTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«Tuukka is very protective of Brady,» Choquette said. «He growls like a dog, and he actually sounds like a dog — it’s so funny.»

Tuukka the cat looking jealousTaryn and Jenna Choquette

When Brady is gone for the day, Tuukka mopes around. And when Brady returns, Tuukka glues himself to him.

Brady and Tuukka - a dog and cat who love each otherTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«Whenever we come back, Brady lies down and Tuukka sniffs all around, like ‘Tell me where you’ve been. Tell me all the things that you’ve done,'» Choquette said.

Brady and Tuukka - a dog and cat who love each otherTaryn and Jenna Choquette

«I think he thinks he’s just like Brady,» Choquette added. «He’s actually never met another cat, so I think he assumes he’s a dog, just like Brady’s brother.»

«Он никогда не встречал другого кота, поэтому он считает, что он собака».

Brady and Tuukka - a dog and cat who love each otherTaryn and Jenna Choquette

Whatever Tuukka thinks he is, he’s definitely happier with his best friend Brady around.

To see more adorable pictures of Brady and Tuukka, follow their Instagram account

 

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