The Husky in this video lets a cat use her as a bed. The Husky is Maeby, and the cat is Farina. They HAVE to be really good friends for Maeby to sleep on her. Maeby is already asleep when Farina decides to find a cozy spot to snooze.
First, she makes her request by giving Maeby a massage. A very tactful cat. Then she looks for the perfect spot to lie down on top of Maeby. When she finally found the spot, her rear is actually right next to Maeby’s face. But this Husky doesn’t seem to mind at all. Perhaps they grew up since they were puppy and kitten. That is the best scenario if you want to have both a dog and a cat in your house. However, if you got them when they are older, it is still possible that they get along with each other.
How to introduce a new dog to a cat
Keep in mind that not all dogs and cats like each other. Some do. But if you see signs like continued hissing and scratching after a while, you may need to reconsider. Let’s say you bring a dog home to your resident cat. There are some things you can do to help with the transition.
Supervise their interactions until you are absolutely sure that they get along. Feed them in separate space during meal time. If you’re not going to be home, keep them in separate rooms. In their individual space, leave fresh water, a comfy place to sleep, their favorite toys, and a litter box.
Train the dog commands such as “sit”, “stay”, “down” or something similar. Usually dogs are the ones chasing the cat, especially if the breed has that hunting instinct. Let the cat and dog take their own time to become friends. Don’t force anything. Just allow the opportunity. In time, they may become the pair that you see in the video, with one snuggling with the other and giving them massages.