Relocating from your hometown to a brand new environment is tough for anyone. You show up with no knowledge of where anything is, you have to get acclimated to your new home, and worst of all, you left your friends behind. There’s no easy way to adjust, and that’s true for our pets, too.
When Amber Monte and her husband moved to the town of Surrey, England, they were nervous about adjusting to their new home. But even more concerning was their Golden Retriever, whose fear of others threatened to make their move a painful one.
Amber Monte and her husband lived in England where they both had great jobs, close friends, and a quaint life. However, the star of the family was their pooch, Lola, who they adopted as a puppy.
Lola was a Golden Retriever with an amazing personality. She loved other humans, and everyone who visited the couple left with a new canine buddy who couldn’t wait to see them when they returned.
Amber would take Lola for long walks around her neighborhood where they’d frequently run into Amber’s friends. The pooch loved the interactions she had with humans, but when it came to large dogs, she acted completely differently.
For as outgoing as she was with her human pals, she was totally shy around large-breed dogs, even if they were outgoing and friendly themselves. However, there was one dog who Lola was always excited to see.
It was her friend Skylar! Both dogs knew each for years, and it was all smiles and tail wagging when they hung out. Just look at those faces; they literally couldn’t be be any happier. Skylar even stood by Lola’s side during a particularly difficult time.
After a visit to the veterinarian, it turned out Lola suffered from elbow dysplasia, and she had to have some intense surgery to correct it. Skylar, being the amazing companion she was, stuck by her side nearly every day after.
Even though it was apparent Lola felt uncomfortable when she was around big dogs, she had a fascination with animals in general. However, Amber had no idea how much that fascination would grow after she and her husband relocated.
The tiny family moved to a small town just outside of Surrey, England. It was a change of pace from their old home, but they now had more space to move about, which meant more room for Lola to run around and enjoy.
They even had a backyard, as well. Their yard was separated from the neighbor’s by a wooden fence. There was nothing special about the fence at all but shortly after moving in, Amber noticed something strange about it.
For some reason, the fence had Lola in an almost trance-like state for much of every day. Why was she so obsessed with this ordinary fence? It wasn’t until Amber and her husband met their neighbors that they figured it out.
Their new neighbors had a Staffordshire terrier named Loki. He would roam the backyard, and Lola could get brief glimpses of him throughout the day. They two couples figured the dogs should meet.
Amber was naturally a little nervous before the face-to-face encounter. Loki sure wasn’t a small dog, and Lola’s anxiety very well might kick in. However, the couples let the two dogs peer over the fence at each other and kept their fingers crossed.
Lo and behold, sparks flew the second the dogs saw each other! It was an incredible moment for Amber and her husband. Lola broke through a huge barrier, and now she had a friend who lived right next door!
Both dogs were smitten with each other, and the very next day, Amber found Loki waiting at her back door as if to ask if Lola could come out and play. This seemed like it was becoming more than just friendship…
Lola’s entire demeanor quickly began to change after the meeting. The first thing she did when let out back to roam was check to see if Loki was also out. She’d whine and look out the window when she saw him from indoors.
Amber couldn’t help but think romance was in the air. She’d seen friendships blossom between dogs before, but this was different. Both animals almost needed each other. It was something straight out of the film Lady and the Tramp.
Amber and her husband couldn’t help but think about the love that blossomed between them when they met. To watch their precious pup fall in love with another dog who reciprocated the feeling was adorable. The stars aligned for Lola when they moved to Surrey.
Almost every day Amber snaps awesome photos of the cute new “couple” playing around. This picture actually looks like Lola and Loki are ballroom dancing! She quickly realized the move to Surrey was exactly what Lola needed to find pure happiness.
Lola’s owners were blessed to have a dog like her, but they count their lucky stars every day that the move to Surrey truly benefited their four-legged friend. Who knows what Lola thinks about every night when she drifts off, but the couple is pretty sure it’s Loki.
While these pups dreamed of each other, a pooch not so far away was harboring big dreams himself. See, for nearly a year, a woman named Kacy noticed her dog would walk up to the same window three times a day and just stare.
At first, Kacy thought he simply wanted to go outside, but every time she tried to take him, he pulled away and returned to her apartment window. It was behavior like she’d never seen before, and frankly, it worried her.
One afternoon, seemingly out of the blue, her dog was acting depressed. He sat on her bed all day, refused to eat, and didn’t peer out of the window once. Even when she went in to try to comfort him he would shy away. What was going on?
This behavior was even more unlike Kacy’s four-legged companion. That night, Kacy slept alongside him, hoping her company could cheer him up. She planned to take him to the vet the next morning to see if anything was physically wrong; she was scared there was.
Thankfully, the vet gave Kacy’s dog a clean bill of health the next day. But when they got back home, her dog, again, walked past the window and into her bedroom. Finally, Kacy glanced out the window herself and noticed something different…
Her neighbor put a bunch of houseplants in their window. Surely this couldn’t be why her dog was upset. As she was looking at the plants, however, she finally caught a glance at what her dog had been so transfixed on.
It was a cat that belonged to her neighbor across the street! Although cats and dogs aren’t usually the best of friends, these two clearly couldn’t get enough of each other from afar. Kacy was in awe; her dog didn’t even like cats…
Although Kacy had never interacted with her neighbor before, she decided to write them a note and explain the situation. She hoped that as a fellow animal lover, they would understand the heartbreak her dog felt and be willing to help.
Kacy had put her all into the letter. Her dog was still moping around her apartment, but hopefully not for much longer. Would Kacy’s neighbor reciprocate the care even though the two had never met before?
The next morning, Kacy was ecstatic when she looked out her window and saw that not only had her neighbor removed the pots from the window, but they answered her letter with a letter of their own that read, “For True Love!”
Kacy’s neighbor knew how important their cat’s presence was to Kacy’s dog, and they didn’t want to be the reason an animal suffered heartbreak. Kacy hoped one day both animals can finally meet and let their passion for each other grow even stronger!
It’s not uncommon at all for cats and dogs to become little lovebirds! You don’t have to look very far on the Internet to find examples of true love and friendship blossoming between cats and dogs everywhere.
This cat and her golden retriever best friend are basically inseparable. They spend their days together napping and hanging out. They are even content to pose with each other for their owner’s occasional photo shoots.
Every kitten needs a role model to look up to as they grow, and that role model doesn’t always have to be an older cat. Take this pup and the kitten she is so patiently raising. Frisky kittens and patient older dogs are a match made in heaven.
For this Siamese kitty, one puppy to love wasn’t nearly enough! Two dogs to cuddle with is twice as nice! Look at how happy this kitty is to have made herself the center of the world’s most adorable sandwich.
This dog in Japan performs with his owner on the streets almost every day. His best friend? A lovable stray cat who cannot wait to go up to this dog and meow an eager “hello” every time his bespectacled buddy hits the scene.
These two snuggle bunnies are definitely made for each other. The dog’s name is Kodi and the cat is Myshkin, and their solid bond formed when Myshkin was just a 10-week-old kitten. Kodi even battled cancer at one point, and Myshkin was by his side every step of the way.
Ruth the cat and Idgie the dog were both found abandoned together, so they were adopted together! They’re named after the famous friends in the film Fried Green Tomatoes, and now these two animals share a cozy home, and bed, together!
The love this cat named Scout had for his dog friend Charlie never diminished, even after Charlie sadly passed away. Now, Scout watches videos of his old friend on the computer every night before he goes to sleep. There aren’t many animal stories more touching than this.
No morning ever truly starts until this Dalmatian receives a huge hug and kiss from his kitten pal! Let’s face it: every day would be a little better if before we left the house we were embraced by a four-legged little furball like this guy!