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January 18, 2010
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Canon EOS 50D
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Dec 18, 2009, 8:55:27 AM
Cut from Different Cloths... by TeaPhotography Cut from Different Cloths... by TeaPhotography
~But, really, just how different is different, when it comes right down to it... </b> [***Food for thought... transfer this to Humans and Human NEEDS and the Human Condition- we're SO different, and yet, OH SO similar... ]

Malori, the Beagle is 13 years old and 4 months here, as of this upload. I've had her for 13 years since this past December. She has never EVER been fond of cats, and STILL howls at them if they are along her back fence and tries to charge them when she's on her leash for a walk. :giggle:

However, bless her heart :heart: she has been so wonderful to me, to at the very least tolerate them enough to have them in her home, EACH one by one, as I've brought them in. I've wondered if she's hated me. We can tell she doesn't like them, necessarily, though she tolerates them, some more than others for certain! ;)

Overtime, she's allowed a couple of them to be closer to her than others, even!! :D

It actually mostly depends on which cats are the most interested in her and in trying to get physically close to her in friendly ways. Sha-sha would be one of those! :aww:

She's the most infamous at "loving" their [Malori and the late GREAT Canela Bella] wagging tails and at least TRYING to lay next to the doggies, and they would sort of allow it... BUT THIS:</b>

This is a true dog and cat, [well, kitten, which is likely why it's the most tolerable of any possible situation, I think!] cuddling!! A true cuddling, right??

When we saw this occurring, we just could NOT believe it!

But we don't think Malori, could believe it either, :laughing:

Tsuki, just automatically assumes everything and everyone likes her, :nod: She doesn't know any different or that it might could BE any different, and the fact that
KATIE cat does NOT like her AT ALL, just does NOT seem to register with her... and she keeps on with Katie, as if she believes Katie DOES like her. :ohmygod:

Tsuki is definitely HUGELY full of character, I kid you NOT, so here she was, flopped down on the dog for the first time.

And Malori... my good ol' sport of a gal Beagle, Malori...
She stayed put for quiiiite a long time- it's as if she knew just how exhausted this little thing was... and even LET US TAKE PHOTOS, :camera: which she honestly does NOT like... :hmm:

Good ol' girl, Malori. I just love my dog.

And she lay awake, providing the support, comfort, and warmth that the kitten of the house, had been seeking- for at least an hour. :nod: :heart:

Here's a few other photos:


[NOTE: I just wanted to say, in advance, how especially grateful for anyone's :+fav: I may receive for this image. :thanks::aww::rose: I am honoured that you would enjoy or think well enough of my work here, to :+fav: it. :nod: So I thank you :thanks: profusely, and from the bottom of my heart :heart: . And because I do realize time constraints all too well, I understand, if you are unable to also leave a comment. :aww: However, whichever you may do, [or even both! :omg: ] I genuinely appreciate it beyond measure. I need you to know this now, in case I'm not capable of doing individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, which I've not been capable, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
:love: And even if you just came to view! :eyes: I am also very HAPPY :D for this! :w00t: ]

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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:... Hi my darling Tea...
This has been featured here
Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Ha ha ha, I know this scene very well. "You're doing this just because Mom is watching and I know I can't chase you..."
phantaz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is so sweet! I just love it when dogs and cats are friends. =)
Beautiful picture tea!
Naoe-chan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
:love: true feelings are worth more than words :glomp: :XD:
InnocentChild27 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Keep me warm and safe...
DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Brave kitty you have! :D
I always wondered what makes cats and dogs live in piece together. My dream is to have both at a time and I want them to be friends.
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Dana, I didn't answer this in a long time, but I just now saw it and I wanted to tell you, that this is a big part of the story of how I was even able to finally have cats in my life.

I grew up with dogs, and my parents taught me that cats and dogs did not live together but as I got older I saw with my friends that they DID! But I learned that my parents just didn't actually like cats, especially my dad.

I always wanted cats, and loved everyone else's cats, and stray cats, I was always friends with them...

In my adult life when I was first away from home I got two dogs... [I STILL have one! She's in her 15th year, the other passed away at 15 Sept. 2009... :( ]

and, well, they never acted like they liked cats when they saw them, but one time Summer of 2007, Jikan a stray cat, showed up at my doorstep and did not seem like he was going to leave. Later we found from the vet that he was about 7 months old, but anyway I did not know what to do, but I visited him outside for a quite a while and we became friends for a couple weeks. Since it was Summer I could leave the regular door open and let him and my two girl dogs get to know each other through the security door.

I didn't know it was okay, but I finally started giving him a little dog food, since I did not have cat food... I think I was finally seriously thinking about IT.

One day I brought him in the house with the dogs out in the BACK yard, but they could see in through THAT security door.

The next day, with the dogs inside, I just brought Jikan in, and set him down...

and they were all pretty good buddies ever since.

So sometimes it just takes some adjusting.

THough the more cats we got, the less we worried about it, and let them all figure it out on their own.

Malori our Beagle still with us, would always bay at cats in the backyard and want to chase them when on a walk, but if we bring them in as part of the family, then she would think that meant they are okay, or at least something to tolerate.

It's been my experience that cats are often meaner to dogs, than the other way around!

I was surprised to learn this. :lol:

But yes, I have always been so grateful to my two beloved dogs for allowing me to have cats in this later part of my life! How wonderful of them! So yes, it CAN happen and does.

Cats getting along with cats, is often MORE of a problem. :lol:

But Jikan, is the cat that has started it all, the WHOLE "cat thing" ;)
DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thank you for the story, Tea! It is really interesting! :D I know that cats are usually more cruel with dogs and even a small cat can hunt down a big dog, because cats are connected to the house and dogs are connected to people. So that is why I am having doubts about the way to make cats and dogs be friends.
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww !! They are so sweet !! so cute ! :glomp: :love:
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