- Marvin was rescued by Moose’s mom six months ago, and Mary Barnes never thought the pair would get along nicely.
- But they have become best friends and they both play together and stay by each other’s side in times of difficulty.
- When Moose was hiding in the shower in fear of the thunderstorm, Marvin was there to make it bearable for her.
When times get rough, it’s always nice to know that you have a friend you can lean on.
For Moose, a pittie mix, she has found that friend in Marvin, a rescued cat.
Six months ago, Moose’s mom, Mary Barnes, rescued Marvin and took him in hoping that he and the 7-year-old Moose would become playmates.
“I didn’t know how Moose and Marvin would get along because Moose had never really interacted with cats, but she’s the absolute sweetest and most gentle girl so I had faith,” Mary told The Dodo.
“They very quickly became best friends. Marvin has the personality of a dog so they nap and play together all day,” she added.
However, when they moved into a new apartment in downtown Detroit, Mary noticed that Moose had become too scared of loud noises. Whenever she hears fireworks or thunderstorms, she would run to hide in the shower room.
“I try to give her treats and keep her busy when it’s storming but she usually ends up going into the bathroom and hiding in the shower,” Mary said. “She’s always hidden in the shower — it’s her safe place.”
Marvin on the other hand doesn’t have fear at all for loud noises and Mary never thought the adorable cat would step up to comfort his friend in fear.
“Last night was the first really big, long storm we’ve gotten in Detroit since Marvin has been with us,” Mary said. “He was very curious and concerned about his big sister.”
Marvin seems to know exactly how Moose feels and he doesn’t want her to be alone.
“He went back and forth to her in the shower to check in,” Mary said. “It distracted [Moose] from the storm for a little bit because she leaned down to give him kisses!”
After the storm had passed, Moose had finally relaxed and the pair got back to playing again.
Truly, having a best friend by your side during difficult times can make suffering bearable.
Source: The Dodo