Wild Cat Forges An Unusual Bond With Family Pet

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The relationship between a wild cat and a domesticated dog is usually quite straightforward - One eats the other for lunch! But don't tell Salati, a 10-month old leopard and Tommy the resident golden retriever at Glen Afric Country Lodge near Pretoria, South Africa, that.

They are fast friends, who exercise and play together, chasing each other in the resorts vast open grounds, all day.

Salati, orphaned at birth, was brought to the rehabilitation and conservation center for injured or endangered wild animals, by a local veterinarian when he was just a tiny cub. Tommy took to him right away, and the two became friends.

Fast forward ten months, and the only thing that has changed is that Salati is no longer a cute tiny cat, but a strapping youngster, bigger and faster than Tommy - However, neither seem to have noticed the difference!

They still continue with their daily exercise routine in the 1,850-acre estate, before settling down for a friendly cuddle and snooze. We sure hope this love fest never ends!

source: dailymail.co.uk, 6.5.10

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  • OooThursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:49 am
    Coolest
    • Bruh8765_5677Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm
      Puppy dog
      • spacewolf34
        spacewolf34Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8:04 am
        awwwwwww :3 so cute
        • Goldens_rule!Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:07 pm
          Love Golden retrievers
          • joeycollin13
            joeycollin13Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:15 am
            so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #smiles
            • We hoo dogMonday, April 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm
              So awesome! I wish I had them as well as my pets!
              • KatFriday, February 5, 2016 at 10:11 am
                Love it
                • helenie
                  helenieMonday, February 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm
                  Soooooooooo Cuuuuuuuuuuute!
                  • kingfoxy
                    kingfoxyMonday, February 1, 2016 at 8:54 am
                    they so adorable 😍😍😍😍😎😎😘😘 my reaction is😱
                    • doggysforever21
                      doggysforever21Friday, January 29, 2016 at 6:21 am
                      omg i just watched something about a goldie and a wild cat fighting called "golden rectriver lives up to her name"