Pit Bull Raised With Cats Believes She’s One Of Them


  • Having been raised with cats as her siblings, Willow the dog has been climbing the cat tree like them.
  • Willow also loves looking out the window, cuddling with his siblings and running around their house.
  • Willow’s mom realizes that the big dog does not understand that she is way bigger than her small cat siblings.

When Willow the Pit Bull was rescued at only 9 weeks old, she came to live with cats, Percy and Klaus, and Spike, a 9-year-old Chihuahua.

Being with her siblings has made her identify as a cat and so, she started imitating what her siblings were doing.

Photo Credit: Socorro Jaramillo

Her mom, Socorro Jaramillo said, “After about a week of living together full-time, we started noticing Willow copying Klaus and Percy’s habits.”

She added, “Since they’re both small, they could climb up on the couch and were able to jump up to the window nook from there. The first few times [Willow] jumped up to be with her brothers were a struggle, and we’d have to help her down, but after some practice, she was up and down by herself with no problem.”

Photo Credit: Socorro Jaramillo

Percy the cat is her model.  She does whatever Percy does like looking out of the window or climbing and sitting on the cat tree.

Socorro said, “They would run around the house together and [Percy] would sit on the small cat tree to be her height. “Eventually, [Willow] started trying to get up with him.”

It is this quirkiness of insisting on climbing that endears him more to his mom.

Photo Credit: Socorro Jaramillo

Socorro understands that Willow does not realize that she’s a big dog and Percy is a small cat.  For Willow, size does not matter. What matters is that cuddling on the couch and running around the house is fun with Percy.

For this, Socorro can only be thankful that her beloved pets get on so well with each other and share a unique bond.

Willow’s love for her siblings also applies to the people she meets.  Her natural curiosity and warm reception make her approachable to everyone.

Photo Credit: Socorro Jaramillo

Socorro considers her a giant baby who follows everyone around the house and even lays on them. “She loves humans with her entire being and has a constant wiggle butt whenever she meets a new person,” she added.

For Willow, happiness is where her family is — regardless of size and species.

Source: The Dodo


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I THINK THAT “PIT BULLS” BREED HAVE GOTTEN A BAD RAP. IT’S HOW YOU TREAT THEM FROM YOUNG, THAT MAKES THEM WHAT THEY ARE. MOST OF THE ONES I’VE SEEN IN REAL LIFE ARE BEAUTIFUL LOYAL PETS.

You are correct, John