Ruff and Tumble

Most of the time, Max and Kit-Cat just lounge around the house…

But lately, they’ve started to meet up for body slamming sessions between naps…

(click the play button to watch the completely quiet/action-packed video below)

I guess this means Max is over the whole, “who is this weird little dude and why is he in my house?” thing.


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  1. Lin says

    They are just too precious and Kit-Cat is the prettiest little cat I have seen with his white little mouth and chest!

  2. carol ann says

    how you filmed that without laughing on the tape is amazing… i was laughing with tears… fur babies are the best! x

  3. Melanie says

    LOVE it!! I love watching animals interact in play. Those two little kids are SO CUTE!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Louise says

    Doesn’t that make you feel so happy that you took in Kit-Cat! What a sweet little family of pets you have!

  5. Nelson's Mama says

    They are so sweet – I love the friendships between cats and dogs!

    We have a shih tzu and a tonkinsese that play like that too, but it’s like they don’t want anyone to see them! I keep trying to capture them with my camera but always fail ):

  6. says

    Just watch Kit-Cat’s tail twitch and listen to Max’s nails on the floor…Classic….”One, Two, Three, Four…I declare a “paw” war!”

    Happy Holidays!!!

  7. Sherry Ann says

    PRECIOUS ! See, it all worked out ! You saved a furry life and all is harmoneous ! ! ! Well done!

  8. Michelle says

    Soooo cute. I like your rug runner in the kitchen can you tell me where you got it?

  9. Michelle says

    Sooo great they are getting along and that you were able to keep Kit-Cat. He is beautiful and very healthy looking. Adorable pair together :)

  10. Marie says

    Ok, this video is so flipping cute! I love how they look like they’re about the same size….

  11. Melissa says

    Love the way Kit-Cat walks backwards near the end and does the double chest pump all, “Wait … WHAT?!?”

  12. Wendy says

    That video is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  13. Reenie says

    Oh how cute! I knew they would become friends ….. in time. Love the way Kit-Cat goes and lays down on the rug ~ too cute! I haven’t checked your blog for some time, but I guess that Kit-Cat is a permanent resident of your home?

  14. says

    My dog and cat rough and tumble a lot! And despite the fact that Ava (who is a 40 lb husky mix) is about 3x bigger than Leota (my 8lb fluffy cat) Leota usually puts up a good fight! I know Ava does it for fun, I’m not sure if Leota is doing it for fun or out of pure distaste for the dog who came to stay 2 years ago.