When Julia agreed to take home an abandoned kitten as a foster, she wasn’t sure which of her pets Sonic the kitten would bond with. But when the tiny, barely half a pound, kitten arrived at her home, it wasn’t the cats who welcomed her.
Sonic was too energetic and bouncy for Julia’s older cats. The kitten would scamper into her other cats’ domains and get hisses in return for her curiosity and friendliness.
Thankfully, one of Julia’s other pets stepped in. Julia’s 130 lb dog, Norman, took Sonic under his literal wing and became the kitten’s best friend. Though Norman is usually clumsy, tripping over his own big feet, he is careful and gentle with Sonic.
Julia would sometimes fear that she’d lost Sonic when she couldn’t quickly locate the tiny kitten in her home. Then she’d see her face poke out, the rest of her covered by Norman’s tail.
The big dog knew to be gentle enough with Sonic so that the kitten was never crushed or harmed. Julia’s friend has now adopted Sonic. The kitten even continues to come over for playdates, so the friendship will continue.
Julia talks of what Norman was like when she found him: barely 55lbs, emaciated, and sick. After a few weeks of medically fostering him, she adopted him. Julia calls Norman “a once-in-a-lifetime dog.”
The cats may not have welcomed Sonic with her boundless energy, but Norman wasn’t scared off by the kitten. Norman revealed his nurturing, paternal side when he met Sonic, and now Julia knows something else about her remarkable dog.