Interspecies Cooperation

Please take a close look at this picture:


Yep, you’re seeing it correctly: Plumpy-Nut, one of our two indoor/outdoor male cats, is lying contently in our bird feeder, accompanied by his pal, Nutley the squirrel. They made peace with each other a long time ago when they learned that Plumpy prefers his kibble and not Nutley. Nutley enjoys the seeds and dry bread we put out for him and his pals and the birds.

By all rights, the cat should be chasing the squirrel and the squirrel should be way up in a tree to get away from him. But they have learned over time that they can indeed co-exist without harming each other.

I ask you—if they can do it, why can’t we?






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