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Dog Helps Save Drowning Cat

Dog Helps Save Drowning Cat

We’re used to the expression “they’re fighting like cats and dogs.” But Chloe, a 22-pound pug, and Willow, her Siamese cat sister, challenged that old dog-and-cat-rivalry stereotype last week when one helped save the other’s life.

The duo’s parents, Amanda and Ron Bjelland, walked their pets as usual to pick up the morning newspaper. When they returned to the house, Chloe followed her owners inside, while Willow stayed back to explore in the backyard.

About five minutes later, Chloe started crying at the glass door leading to the back yard. Bjelland let the dog out, but Chloe’s barking and crying persisted.

Eventually Bjelland heeded Chloe’s alarm and followed the dog to the family’s koi pond, where they found Willow struggling to escape the frigid waters. She had fallen through a hole in the ice-covered pond. Her owners surmise that she may have been in the freezing water for up to twenty minutes.

Her owner rescued the shivering cat and rushed her into the house to warm her up, and Chloe was rewarded for her vigilance with a special bone. Good job Chloe!

Willow and Chloe were already eating, playing and napping together before the incident. Now they are even closer.

Do you have any of your own stories about cats and dogs getting along?

Source: The Dickinson Press.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.


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6:04PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

wonderful story.......

5:49PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

Dogs are so wonderful. I wish I had one.

5:42PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

This dog has GREAT instincts which was very lucky for Willow which incidentally is a pretty name.

5:37AM PST on Jan 3, 2014

thanks !:)

10:16PM PST on Dec 31, 2013

So gorgeous - glad it was a happy ending!

7:24AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

Awesome story! I love when animals proove to humans how wrong they are about them! ;)

9:42PM PST on Dec 27, 2013

Chloe, you're a hero! God watch over you and your littler sister Willow.

9:12PM PST on Dec 27, 2013

what a great story, this brought tears to my eyes.

8:17PM PST on Dec 27, 2013


11:02AM PST on Dec 27, 2013

Awesome super-pup!

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