When Claudia first found the kitten, Violet, she wasn’t sure if the tiny animal would make it. Violet was very sick, covered in mange, and not playful.
Claudia immediately went into savior mode and made a space for Violet in her home. By day two, Violet began eating and drinking well. Claudia took this as a sign that Violet would make it.
This video gives the day by day progress of Violet when he first arrives at Claudia’s home. By day six, Violet looks so much better. Most of the mange has disappeared, and the kitten is getting stronger.
Claudia then introduces the orphaned kitten to her Pit Bull, Chapo. The pet owner didn’t know how the two would interact with each other, but Chapo proved to be a wonderful caretaker.
The Pit Bull nuzzled Violet and allowed the kitten to lie next to her for warmth and comfort. Chapo was never rough or loud with the kitten. The dog knew to be gentle with the little cat.
When Violet caught an upper respiratory infection a few weeks later, Chapo stayed right by his side. The Pit Bull understood Violet was not in any shape to play, so the dog just checked on him constantly.
These two friends have formed such a close bond in a short amount of time. They’re the perfect pair. Chapo and Violet put to rest the age-old debate as to whether dogs really hate cats. They don’t–in fact, some even treat them as their own baby.