Three times in a day, Kacy’s dog would stare longingly outside the window, his unyielding gaze burning a hole in the neighbor’s living room. At first, Kacy, a proud pet owner, thought that her dog just wanted to go for a walk, but all attempts to pry away the peeping dog had been futile.
Kacy wondered what he was possibly looking at, but she had absolutely no idea as to how she could help her dog. After a year, however, her dog totally snapped just like that, and after a year of being stalked, her neighbor finally decided to take a stand. Then, things got weird.
Is There Something Wrong?
For all dog owners, it is quite a common knowledge that when your dog takes a look at something with much focus, they’re interested in it. This is the vert first thing that what will come to your mind when you your dogs behaving in such a way. In this scenario, this must have been the case for the dog. What did the see though?
The Only Reason
As it turns out, pets aren’t really different from humans, who would willingly do something ridiculously irrational like looking out the window every single day for a year. The only reason is love, but maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “Animals can’t fall in love!” You’re definitely not alone in thinking that. A lot of people don’t believe animals fall in love like we do. If the Lady and the Tramp and all its sweet scenes have not convinced you, you’ll surely believe it after you read this.
While it’s the only reason that can justify the behavior of Kacy’s dog, we surely think that you do have doubts about it. The only way you can confirm about such speculation is read the dog’s whole story. When you finish it, you’ll probably think that it wasn’t a just a speculation.
Staring At Something Specific
Kacy, or “kacyyy”on Reddit, started noticing her dog’s strange behaviour – staring out of the window every single day. However, it wasn’t his regular watch-traffic-kind-of-stare and she noticed that her dog was staring at something really specific. That’s when it all began. Kacy had a lot of questions in her mind and one of them was what was keeping the attention of her dog for a really long time. It was hard for her to tell since she wasn’t always at home and she could not see what was captivating her dog.
Too Focused On It
Kacy’s dog was just too focused on something from the house of her neighbor and it’s not really surprising for her to be curious about it given the behavior of her previous dog. However, it’s really intriguing her what is her dog seeing that it was too focused on it and even stared at it for a year.
Figuring It Out
Most of the time, Kacy was running errands and busy with work. On her day off, she decided to stay home to figure out what her dog was obsessing over. She had initially thought that it was a squirrel or perhaps a family of squirrels. However, there were no squirrels around. Kacy was intent on finally solving the mystery.
Kacy was eager to find out the real reason why her dog was acting that way. Who wouldn’t, right? Also, it’s only about time that she discovers why her dog was behaving like that. It’s already been a year since her dog started doing it.
The Neighbor’s Cat
While Kacy was watching television, she noticed her dog staring into their neighbor’s window, with the neighbor’s cat sitting at the window in plain sight and seemingly staring back at her dog. Kacy looked at her dog quietly, wondering whether this could be what he had been staring at the whole time. Two hours had passed but her dog continued to stare. Kacy looked over at the window of the neighbor and saw the cat was curled in a ball, sleeping. This was getting weird since she knew her dog didn’t like cats.
She Finally Found Out
When she finally saw what her dog was looking at the neighbor’s house, she got more curious. Why does her dog look at the cat with much focus? What is it that made him behave in such a way? She was fully aware that her dog wasn’t really fond of cats that’s why she couldn’t think of any reason why her dog will stare at the cat for such a long time.
Not Completely Different
Most people believe dogs and cats are from completely different worlds, but the animals are not actually as different as what people might think and even have some things in common. In spite of what most think, dogs and cats can get along pretty well since some of their personality traits are the same. Rumors that say they cannot be friends are actually not true. If you find that difficult to believe, you have not seen anything yet.
They’re Quite The Same
A lot of people have pets that are a mix of cats and dogs and they seem to have no problem at all. Just like what we have said, they do have some same qualities and we believe that these are the ones that connect the two. Although they have also a lot of differences, especially in terms of behavior, it really don’t outweigh their similarities.
Imagination Or Reality
Kacy wanted to know whether the cat was also giving her dog attention, so she continued observing them, noticing that the cat went on to sit up and stare right back at the dog. For days, she watched the pair of animals and then she realized that the two stared at each other for many hours. She wondered if it was just her imagination running wild or the connection she was seeing was actually real. Kacy had to find out, so she did something most people wouldn’t do.
Kacy got so used to seeing her dog staring outside the window at the neighbor’s cat that when she went downstairs one day, she immediately realized something was off. She didn’t see her dog at the window – he was lying on the floor instead. She thought that her dog might be sick because she noticed that his food bowl was untouched and still full. Kacy decided to wait to see if the unusual behavior of her dog would persist, and that’s when her dog totally lost it.
Her Dog Was Acting Different
She couldn’t tell what was going on with her dog. She was not used to seeing her dog at that state so she was sure that there must be something wrong. For the longest time, her dog was staring at the neighbor’s cat on the window, but this time, her dog was just on the floor. What could be the reason for her dog to act so differently this day?
A Visit To The Vet
Kacy decided that her dog needed to see the vet, and when they went to their appointment, she mentioned that the dog had been staring at the cat for a lot of weeks. The vet simply laughed and asked the usual questions regarding the dog’s diet, changes in sleep, and activity. Nothing seemed wrong and the dog was in great shape, with his shots all up to date.
Kacy, however, started to notice that, even after being generally high-spirited, her dog was acting in a manner she hadn’t seen before, like constantly looking very depressed and just lying on the floor. Nothing seemed to be wrong with her dog there… until they got back home.
Once they got home from their visit to the vet, the dog rushed to his spot on the floor without even bothering to look outside the window. Kacy took one look and she knew something had changed – there was something very different! What could that be? Could it be the reason behind the change of her dog’s behavior?
He Was Depressed
Numerous potted plants were now covering the window, blocking the view, so the dog can now no longer see his buddy. Kacy was wondering why she hadn’t started to notice it before, but she was thinking about a strategy to help her pet deal with his depression.
Nothing Was Working
Kacy tried a lot of things to break her dog’s sadness like playing with him, taking him for a walk whenever she could, and even buying him new toys but it seemed as if nothing she did was actually helping. He kept moping and he wouldn’t even respond to Kacy – even though he took treats.
Finally, Kacy had more than enough so she had no other choice, with the exception of one thing she hadn’t attempted. She did it all anyway, even though she thought it was ridiculous. For Kacy, she at least do her best to help her dog feel better and it was the last thing she knew that will definitely change the scenario.
Not Like Most People
Many people would just have quit, but Kacy was unlike most people. Since she saw how happy her dog was because of the cat, and as a self-confessed animal-lover, she knew that she needed to try anything for her dog to be happy again. She knew it was for the better and she had to do it for her dog. She can’t stand seeing her dog like that.
Out Of Pure Love
Kacy managed to reach out to her neighbor about the cat, taking the chance, holding out hope it really would work. It seemed a bit crazy, but this will undoubtedly make you feel good to find out just what the man has done for true love and for her dog! What did the man do to the cat?
Kacy didn’t know her neighbor particularly well, but she tried anyway and hoped he would be understanding. She penned a note addressed to her neighbor, and in it she described the events that she had witnessed during the past few weeks. Kacy did it hoping it will make a change, especially to her dog. She was hoping he would go back to his normal self after all this.
She Placed It On The Window
Also, she decided to ask the neighbor if the plants obstructing the window could be kindly removed so that her dog would no longer be sad. And after that, despite having no idea how her neighbor would react, Kacy affixed the note to the neighbor’s window, so for her, the response she ended up getting was unanticipated and actually quite weird.
Waiting For A Reply
While waiting for the neighbor’s reply to her note, Kacy didn’t have any idea what to expect. However, she really hoped her neighbor wouldn’t think she was crazy because while she loved her dog a lot, she had to live next to the neighbor. And being crazy is probably the last thing she wanted to be remembered for by his neighbor.
What Will Be The Reaction?
She definitely did not want people to know her as “that strange girl with the dog.” Kacy got a response from the neighbor the next day, who apparently didn’t take long to respond, and she couldn’t believe how the neighbor reacted! She was thinking at first that it was probably a bad idea but now, she’s glad she did it!
The Neigbor’s Response
Kacy’s neighbor quickly responded to her note and he immediately removed the plants, more than happy to do so. He agreed that household plants were not nearly as important as love, but the question was: Did the animals share real love? The humans would soon find out. They wondered whether the dog and cat would continue to stare through the window at each other or the time they lost would cause the animals to lose interest.
Taking Right To Their Old Routine
Kacy was pleased to see the return of her dog’s good spirits and she was happy to see the furry friends taking right to their old routine. Now, both owners expect to find their pets at their respective windows every day since they are now aware of the long-distance relationship their pets have. As it turns out, dogs and cats are capable of more than just friendship. As a matter of fact, they have taught humans about love.
Kodi And Myshkin
Burly Alaskan Malamute Kodi and grey and black kitten Myshkin have a solid bond that was formed with plenty of persistence and a bit of enthusiasm, and their friendship is an example of an unlikely partnership. Kodi started taking Myshkin under his wing when the kitten was only 10 weeks old.
Until The Very End
Even when his fur had become her scratching post and the kitten clawed on him, Kodi keep putting up with Myshkin. During the time Kodi was ill with cancer, she became comfortable in his massive coat and never left his side, even trying to protect her friend from stray dogs. Their friendship’s hallmark was courage and dedication until the very end.
Idgie And Ruth
Idgie the dog and Ruth the cat are an unstoppable duo that has a fierce bond. The two animals were found abandoned together and were named after the well-known friendship in Fried Green Tomatoes. Nowadays, Idgie and Ruth are living the good life, sharing a cozy home together, but Idgie was Ruth’s fierce bodyguard when they were living on the street.
Charlie And Scout
While their story is not the most cheerful one, it is surely the most touching and proves that the friendships made between a dog and a cat can run very deep even after death. Charlie the dog and Scout the cat had a bond unlike any other and they did everything together. When Charlie died, Scout never quite returned to his old self. Old videos of Charlie had to be played on a computer and the poor cat had to curl up next to it to be able to sleep.
An Animal Love Story
The story would have been even better if Kacy and the neighbor had fallen in love while they connected over the love of their pets, but it wouldn’t have been a story Tom Hanks would star in on the silver screen. However, we’re not saying the pets’ love story would not have made a great film because who wouldn’t like an animal love story? Who doesn’t love love?
A Story That Would Make You Believe
If you are one of those people that don’t believe animals can actually fall in love, we’re pretty sure this story has made you think twice, especially if you yourself have a furry friend. Even if your friends do not really believe you, make sure to share this story with animal lovers.
The Love We Need
In their lives, everybody could really use a bit of love, and even more so with what’s actually occurring right now in the world. We really do need a tale of love that has far more beneath the surface. We all need something or someone that can make us feel loved and cared for.
A man came to Rocket Dog Rescue in San Francisco to look for a dog to adopt and he fell in love with Merrill, a three-year-old pit bull. Not long after, it was time for him to pick the dog up, but the shelter had an unexpected obstacle: Merrill would not leave her best friend – an eight-year-old Chihuahua named Taco.
A Very Strong Bond
Merrill and Taco came to the Rocket Dog Rescue at the same time since they were surrendered together. There isn’t much about the dog’s previous owners that is known, but there was one thing clear: the dogs were best friends. The two spent their time together and they cried whenever they were separated. The shelter staff also got a glimpse of the pair’s really strong bond.
A Life-Threatening Situation
When the pair came to the Rescue, Merrill had a severe uterine tract infection which surgery in order to save her life. Taco was distraught and restless the entire time Merrill was in surgery. When she finally got released, the staff tried to isolate her in order to help her heal much faster, but it was a little difficult.
Attentive And Dedicated
Both Taco and Merrill cried until Taco was allowed to be with Merrill in the recovery area. After that, the Chihuahua never left his best friend’s side and was dedicated and attentive to Merrill the entire time she was in recovery. Staff was amazed by these two dogs’ commitment for each other. However, the staff were also worried that this might actually be a detriment.
Their Best Chance
From experience, the shelter staff knew that bonded dogs are harder to adopt out because many people aren’t ready for two new dogs at the same time. This is why they listed Taco and Merrill separately on their website, in the hopes of finding forever homes for each of the dogs. Since senior dogs are more difficult to find homes for, there was not much interest in Taco. However, Merrill was a different story.
Time To Leave The Shelter
When a man came to the shelter one day, wanting to adopt a dog, he saw Merrill and decided then and there that she was the one. After he went through the paperwork needed, the day finally came for the man to pick Merrill up. However, as she was being led out of the cage, with Taco being left inside, she started howling and didn’t stop. The man didn’t know what was going on.
A Change Of Strategy
The man was told by staff about Taco and Merrill’s story, how the two were best friends and didn’t want to be separated. Although the man understood and accepted it was best for the dogs to stay together, he unfortunately could not adopt both. In the end, he decided to adopt a different dog. This made shelter change their strategy.
Rocket Dog Rescue staff realized it was best for Taco and Merrill to be kept together, so they decided to change the listing on their website. They got Jodi, a wonderful volunteer, to foster the dogs while the pair was waiting to find a forever home. Soon, the perfect opportunity came to them.
The Perfect Family
A family living in San Jose found the listing on the website and they fell in love with Taco and Merrill’s story. The family paid Jodi a visit to meet the furry pair and they decided to make the dogs part of their family. Merrill and Taco were thrilled to go to their new home together but it wasn’t a happy ending just yet.
Taco was a senior dog and had a number of health issues, like asthma and dental disease. He actually only had four teeth. However, those problems seemed to be minor compared to what the vet told the family when they took Taco for a check-up a month after the dogs were adopted. Sadly, the outlook wasn’t that good.
The medical evaluation revealed that Taco had an enlarged heart and his lungs were surrounded by fluid. He would likely suffer impending heart failure if nothing was done soon. He was put on medications right away and he was scheduled for a specialist visit. The family hoped for the best, but they braced for the worst.
Giving A Fighting Chance
Taco’s owners knew that the dog’s advanced age meant he might not recover in spite of being on medications. However, they gave Taco a fighting chance and plenty of love and attention. Also, Merrill returned the favor and never left her best friend’s side. Not long after, Taco’s condition incredibly began to improve.
Life Goes On
Although Taco’s condition was successfully stabilized and his heart wasn’t at risk anymore, he still has some respiratory issues, for which he has to take a number of medications for life, including anti-seizure drugs and steroids for his lungs. However, that doesn’t stop Taco from having fun together with his human siblings as well as his best friend Merrill.
Since Merrill is just a young adult, she is energetic and extremely active. She loves rolling on the grass and running, and despite not being able to keep up with his best friend, Taco finds other ways he could join in on the fun. The little Chihuahua loves being carried by his human siblings and taken to the place where Merrill is playing. However, most of all Taco and Merrill love spending every single day knowing that they will always be together.