Cute Animal Videos of the Day: Odd Couple Bob the Emu and Nubby the Cat

Bob is a music-loving and cat-befriending emu who loves to hop his way around Popes Gardens in New Jersey. He spends his days seeking out new animals to play with and new people to feed him worms.

Bob’s favorite playmate, Nubby the cat, warmed to Bob early on when she realized that the emu chick just wanted to have a bit of fun:


Though the two are similar in size, Bob’s usually the one who keeps Nubby on her toes:


To square the playing field, though, Bob occasionally gives Nubby a chance to “retaliate.”  (Bob doesn’t seem too worried – Nubby’s plan of attack mostly involves hugging.)

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Past Member
Past Member 5 years ago

oh, that is so unbelievably adorable, what a fantastic relationship they have, long may it continue :)

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing

Sheri D.
Sheri D5 years ago

Cute videos!

Beth M.
Beth M5 years ago

So cute to watch!

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson5 years ago

so cute!

Stella Nobrega-Garcia

Very cute! Thanks for posting!

Manuela C.
Manuela C5 years ago


Carolanne Powell
C Powell5 years ago

So funny to watch Bob run after Nubby. Wait until Bob gets bigger, Nubby will have a long way to jump up for a hug.

Gabriel L.
Past Member 5 years ago

Very good. Thanks.

Pamela H.
Pamela H5 years ago

Just lovely. But poor Nubby seems a bit confused. Her natural instincts say 'go for that jugular' but because she's a loved and well fed kitty she just wants to lick and nurture.
That hard old beak isn't very good for smooches though.