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A Dog’s Best Friend

Some say, "Dogs are man’s best friends," but what are dogs’ best friends?
Here is a touching pet story:

A pet dog missed the family’s dead cat so much that he dug up his grave and brought the body back into the house. When Oscar’s owners woke up the next morning they discovered the dog curled up beside Arthur, the late cat, in his basket.

His owners, Robert Bell, 73, and his wife, Mavis, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, believe that the dog had licked the cat clean before falling asleep. Mr Bell said that the two pets were constant companions. Arthur, who was a large cat, used to help Oscar to climb on to the sofa.

Oscar, an 18-month-old Lancashire Heeler, had watched Mr Bell dig a grave in the garden and then lower the cat into the hole.Mr Bell said: “He had managed to climb out through the cat flap in the night, obviously with the intent to get Arthur back. Bearing in mind that Arthur was a huge cat, Oscar must have used all the strength he could muster.

“Then he pulled him into the basket and went to sleep next to him. Arthur’s coat was gleaming white. Oscar had obviously licked him clean. It must have taken him nearly all night.”

Arthur is now reburied in a secure grave. And Oscar has a new playmate, a kitten called Limpet.


7 responses to “A Dog’s Best Friend

  1. LARRY April 30, 2008 at 21:30

    I had to visit your web site – and I must say very well done. I love the story about the dog and the cat – of course I am a critter lover from way back. As I stated you have done an excellent job on your site. I enjoyed it all.

  2. karen February 22, 2008 at 02:46


  3. 绮莉Julie January 22, 2008 at 14:22

    even ppl will do it .. if they miss the late ppl that much.. hehe.. this will be scary one! ha ha…yeah. moving.. n scary meanwhile!

  4. KKai January 16, 2008 at 07:43

    I know.It is so touching.I sometimes worry that my old cat (Snoop), which is almost 15 years old, may suddenly drop dead … =P

  5. Joen January 12, 2008 at 11:40

    Unbelievable……..but touching.
    Will you consider give your cat a doggy playmate?

  6. Michelle January 12, 2008 at 03:43

    awwww that is sadly sweet…  poor oscar, i’m glad he has a new playmate though :)

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