Now this is what we call a strange friendship. Sappy the cat and Dakota the horse have been friends since Sappy was a kitten. That explains why the two are so attached.
“I got the cat as a kitten last May,” said Denice Kinney, their owner. “As the little fella started to grow I noticed he would be laying next to the horse as he grazed, if the horse laid down, he would lay on him, I even seen him crawl up his tail to get on his back!”
They are always together: “That cat is in his stall everyday during feeding time and after feed time, I always set on that container and here they both come. If I go riding that cat goes along like a dog would!”
And no worries: “Anyone who knows horses realizes that horse…could kill that cat with one step or one bite but he is gentle with that cat and always has been.”
Now scroll down for photos of the besties.
Meet the besties, Dakota the horse and Sappy the cat.
“Anyone who knows horses realizes that horse…could kill that cat with one step or one bite,” said their owner.
“…but he is gentle with that cat and always has been.”
The cat is always around, even in feeding time.
And he just loves sleeping on his horse friend’s back.
“[Dakota] pins his ears as if he is really gonna get him. That cat just looks at him, it is so cute.”