Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up

Dogheirslogo




Devoted Dachshund refuses to leave paralyzed cat's side (VIDEO)

Dogart_thumb By Ellen | January 04, 2014 | Comments (3)

Idgie refused to leave the disabled cat as the two were lying by a busy road.

A Dacshund who was abandoned with a disabled kitten last October steadfastly refuses to leave her companion's side. The two were found dumped together at the bottom of a driveway by Seminole County Animal Services in Florida. Idgie, a 2-year-old Dachshund growled and protected Ruth when they approached. The 7-month-old cat did not have use of her legs and could only drag herself to move.

They were taken to the shelter and since then have been inseparable. Named after the characters in Fried Green Tomatoes, Idgie is devoted to Ruth. If she gets a new toy she will take it over to Ruth to show her. If another dog approaches, she puts herself between the dog and Ruth. And if Ruth is taken somewhere without her she gets very upset.

Thankfully, they found a new home together with Jacqueline Borum, who has fostered and found adoptive homes for thousands of dogs and cats over the years. She also runs Hollywood Houndz Boutique & Spa and that's where Idgie and Ruth hang out. They share a large pen by the front window where they snuggle and play together. The two get lots of love and attention from the entire staff and are the darlings of customers who come in. Borum told the Orlando Sentinel, "I mean, we've seen friendships between dogs and cats before, but never anything like this."



View more articles in: Community News

You may also like

Dachshund looks after disabled lion (VIDEO)

Bonedigger the lion and Milo the Dachshund are best friends. Photo: GW Zoo and Joe Exotic TV A 500-pound lion named Bonedigger is best friends with Milo, a Dachshund. Bonedigger first met Milo and three other Dachshund puppies five years ago when he was just 4 weeks old. The pups seemed to instinctively know that Bonnedigger was mildly disabled (he suffers from a metabolic bone disease), and they wanted to protect him, according to Joe...
Read more

Blind Dachshund pretends not to hear but always gives herself away (VIDEO)

Callie is a blind Dachshund who likes to pretend not to hear her owner, but she has a very obvious "tell". Her owner says, "[she] always pretends not to hear us when we're calling all the dogs to go out one last time before bed. She rolls over and pretends she's dead ... except her tail gives her away."
Read more

Paralyzed pit bull puppy thrown in trash makes miraculous recovery (VIDEO)

A man was selling pit bull puppies out on a street in Central Florida when a woman approached him and noticed a noise coming from a garbage bag he was holding. She pressed the man and he ended up giving her the bag, which had a puppy inside who was so deformed she could not hold up her head. The woman took the puppy to Semionole County Animal Services where veterinarians concluded the puppy had...
Read more

Compassionate deputy who rescued stabbed dog plans to adopt her

Amber was violently attacked by her owner. The Deputy who rescued her will be adopting her.   1 of 2 A dog who was viciously attacked by her owner will be adopted by the St. Johns County deputy who rescued her. Amber, a Border Collie-Labrador Retriever mix, had her throat slashed and was stabbed multiple times by Randall Bryen Hart. The man's roommates witnessed the violent incident and reported it to deputies and Deputy Dan...
Read more

Police officer smashes car window to rescue Pit Bull

Photo: Clearwater Police A police officer rescued a Pit Bull terrier named Power from a vehicle after the dog was left inside the car with no windows open and no air conditioning on Clearwater Beach, Florida. Police said the dog's owner left the dog in the car while she apparently got drunk. Clearwater Police wrote on their Facebook page: This cute guy was rescued by a CPD Officer at Clearwater Beach after they discovered him...
Read more

Comments on this Article

What a special bond. Even tho Ruth has her disability, Idgie has taken upon herself to mother the kitty and Ruth doesn't realize she's different. So glad they decided to keep them together where they get loads of love and attention. Sad beginning but a story with a happy ending. :0)
Very touching.....the wonders God bestows on these blessed creatures is undeniably embraced by this animal lover. Sheer love and acceptance. Just beautiful.
It doesn't suprise me that Idgie is so protective of Ruth. For someone to just abandon a disabled kitten and a dog like that it's not a giant leap to assume that they have seen the darker side of human nature. When animals go through something traumatic like that all they have is each other. I wonder was the vet not able to diagnose Ruth because the test was judged to be to invasive or were they stumped? I'm glad that these two have found their way out of that terrible situation and are being cared for. Thank for taking these two under your wing Jacqueline, you're a life saver. Well done.
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2014 DogHeirs