A shy cat was raised in A shelter makes a horse his first friend
Horses and cats have always been a large part of Jennifer Boyle’s household, and they have always coexisted peacefully. But when Champy and Morris arrived, she had no idea that the horses and cats would wind up being great friends.
Morris the cat had spent his whole life at the shelter up until his mother accepted him into her family when he was around 9 months old. He had never experienced what it was like to have a house or friends because he was raised in a shelter from the day he was born. At first, he was understandably a little daunted and uncertain about everything, but then, a few days after being adopted, he met Champy one morning.
After giving Morris a few days to settle in, Boyle told The Dodo, “I brought Morris into my front porch and Champy was instantly interested in him, came up to say hello and then persisted in wanting to groom Morris.” Morris had never encountered a horse before and was first reserved, but Champy tries to get along with everyone he encounters.
Morris was first unsure of Champy since the horse was so much bigger than him, but Champy persisted in making an effort to be his friend until Morris ultimately gave in.
“It was after Champy had been grooming Morris for about a week that Morris felt safe with him and jumped onto Champy’s back to start grooming him in return,” Boyle said.
Now, Morris and Champy are the absolute best of friends. The unlikely pair do absolutely everything together, including taking naps …
… indulging in water breaks …
… loitering outside…
Champy loves when Morris goes for rides on his back, and that seems to be how the pair spends the majority of their time. Even on days when the weather isn’t great, they just throw on their rain gear and brave the elements together.