A sweet peck on the cheeks, a nose to nose greeting, perhaps a game of chase a bit later. One of them is twice the size of the other but in recent months, Charlie and Sarabi have formed a friendship that is quite odd, yet endearing to watch.
At 20 pounds, with a large set head, cheeks and jaw line that resembles an unneutered Tom’s, this large lad could easily rule the Chirpy roost. Instead, Charlie is a huge cuddle bug and chief biscuit maker, always bowing his head in submission to the Chief Social Facilitator, Mr. Jack, asking for head boops and grooms. His physique bears testimony to the much-touted phrase “he’s not fat, he’s just big-boned, because, well, he truly is big boned!
Sarabi is the petite 15-year-old Bengal Lady and in her senior years has taken a back seat, preferring to watch the youths causing mischief. But there’s one member of the Chirpy crew that inspires the old dame to relive her athleticism of days gone by, and that is Charlie. They are not cuddle buddies but will play hide and seek in the cat trees and under beds, he teasing her, she literally voicing her approval or disapproval of the pace of the game.
Bengals are very vocal and when she gets a bit chatty all but Charlie will come running to see what’s up. We think that is super cute and captured this today in the catio tunnel. He was resting in the central station when he heard her famous Bengal cry and went to investigate. We hope you enjoy the gallery of Haiku today by these two unlikely of friends.
Every pet household has some interesting relationship dynamics between the furry housemates. Do you have any to share? What about those special interspecies bonds in bi-petual homes? We love those too!