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young opie and roscoe
Credit: Imgur: LiaLiaBoBiaBananaFannaFoFiaMeMiMoMiaLIA

Who says cats and dogs can't be friends? One kitten and puppy pair made strides to break this cycle of animosity between cat and dog. Although they are not the first cat and dog pair to get along, their story is surely a sweet one.

Opie, a beautiful Lab/Pug mix was outside of his home with his owner when he heard the weak mewling of a young kitten. He sniffed it out and refused to leave until his owner did something. The young kitten was just two days old, not even old enough to open his eyes, but was already having a terrible life. He was stuck under a log, abandoned by his mother and slowly being eaten alive by maggots.

“My puppy Opie found him in the field behind our apartment building. He was stuck under a log and covered in maggots. Opie refused to leave him, and before you knew it we had a kitten,” said Opie's owner Lia as she recounted their first meeting as she uploaded pictures of the loving pair on Imgur.

Since her pup would not move until she did something, Lia fished out the kitten, gave him a quick bath to remove a decent bit of the maggots and grime and took him to emergency veterinary services to be treated. Lia took the kitten, which she named Roscoe, back home to recover where soon Opie and Roscoe became fast friends. Roscoe was still not out of the woods yet though. The kitten was so young that it had to be fed by a syringe and kept warm in a heated nesting box. However, even after the hard start, the kitten was always ready to cuddle.

older opie and roscoe
Credit: Imgur: LiaLiaBoBiaBananaFannaFoFiaMeMiMoMiaLIA

After Roscoe grew older, stronger and actually opened his eyes, he spent less time in the nesting box and more time outside of it cuddling with his rescuer. Now the pair live with Lia and her other dog as a big happy family.

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