This is not your typical cat and dog story – even though it started that way!
Coco and Mittens were both adopted when they were very small. They joined their family within a few months of each other. They are adorable animals and they love everyone in their house, however, these two refused to be friends for a very long time.
“Coco is the typical loyal Lab, very sweet, very gentle,” Tom, Coco and Mittens’ dad, said. “Mittens is a fussy cat, thinks she owns the place, loves to make a racket and boss you around, but then loves to cuddle and be super sweet when she feels like it.”
Coco and Mittens both love cuddling up to their human friends, but they simply refused to do it to each other. Their family thought they would grow to like one another, but even after a decade together, the duo didn’t show any positive signs.
Many cats and dogs are great friends, but Coco and Mittens it seems were determined to stick to the stereotype of being “mortal rivals”. The two ignored each other for almost 13 years now, but recently, something changed.
One day, their dad walked into the room and found an unbelievable sight – Mittens and Coco were finally snuggling side by side!
The two sisters had kept their distance their entire lives, but they finally put their differences aside and showed each other some love.
“I don’t know how much time Coco has left, she’s slowing down drastically and showing serious signs of aging. Maybe Mittens can sense that or something,” Tom said. “They cuddle for a few hours at a clip. It’s fairly common now, once or twice a day usually.”
Coco and Mittens love to cuddle together now. Even when they don’t feel like snuggling together, they are super close.
They just love being near each other.
They even bug dad to give them some treats together!
After so long, these two have finally forgotten why they had initially chosen not to be pals. We are glad that Coco and Mittens have decided to live out their golden years as best friends!
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