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01/10/2008 02:39 PM ID: 67578 Permalink   

Dog Digs Up Dead Cat Companion, Returns Him to Basket


Wigan: After a friendship that extended to sharing a basket, a dog named Oscar has shown he was not content to let the grave separate him from his feline companion Arthur.

Arthur died at the age of 17 and was buried in the back yard of his owners. During the night Oscar dug Arthur up, cleaned him up, and carried him to the basket they had shared. The two were found together in the basket the next morning.

Arthur has been reburied in a grave that is much more likely to let him rest in peace and Oscar has a new companion - a kitten called Limpet. According to owner Mavis Bell Oscar is already very protective of his new friend.

    WebReporter: ixuzus Show Calling Card      
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Kinda odd but very sweet. I hope the dog finds friendship with his new kitten playmate.
  by: Maxx20     01/10/2008 03:43 PM     
  Dude that is sad  
Poor dog. At least they got him a new companion.
  by: bala_mt   01/10/2008 06:02 PM     
Poor Oscar, that is so sad :-(
  by: TabbyCool     01/10/2008 06:07 PM     
that's heartbreaking and so sweet all at the same time
  by: jeniq     01/10/2008 06:12 PM     
I enjoy these 'different' news posts.
I wonder if Oscar will attempt to dig up Arthur again, now that he has help.
  by: crosimoto     01/10/2008 06:22 PM     
  Purr-fect summary  
Got a lump in my throat really!

great how layal animals can be and so sad how they are treated.Glad this old guy has a good family around him.
  by: captainJane     01/10/2008 06:59 PM     
bittersweet...poor old Oscar, so devoted!
  by: reehaw     01/10/2008 07:18 PM     
  My neighbor had black cat and a golden retriever  
Every afternoon I would see the cat and dog sitting on the side of the road waiting for mom and dad to come home. One morning I saw the cat, dead, run over. After that the dog would sit there by himself after that and looked so sad. I could tell he missed his cat. I felt for him.

Great find ixuzus, helps one realize what really matters.
  by: Valkyrie123     01/10/2008 07:56 PM     
  Good find  
Another point to mention when people start in with the old "animals" have no emotions, feelings, compassion, or "soul" argument. At times it seems like humans are further removed from these qualities than many of the other lifeforms on the planet.

I remember watching a National Geographic show where an elephant mother had "lost" one of her young. Its body was laying motionless in the dirt and the mother kept nudging the calf with her trunk, and trying to pick it up to take it with her as the herd was leaving. This went on for days. Heartbreaking stuff.
  by: spiggy   01/10/2008 10:17 PM     
Thats such a sweet story...

Thanks for posting something different!
  by: msavelloni   01/10/2008 10:49 PM     
  I agree..  
With Jeni.
  by: StarShadow     01/11/2008 12:08 AM     
  How Sweet!  
This is just a cute story because I'm an animal lover and this is the best story I've ever heard. Also, these are the best pets that are the cutest. Well, Cya Later.
  by: Pantherangel132   01/11/2008 02:14 AM     
  So sweet yet sad  
it almost made me cry.
  by: the_one   01/11/2008 05:39 AM     
Nice one :-P I also enjoyed this article. 9th assessment..ROCK
  by: luc1ddr3am     01/11/2008 06:24 AM     
I think that the comments here say as much as the article. SN commentators can be kinda harsh and insensitive at times, myself included, and the fact that no one has yet taken it to a dark place really speaks well of the story. Good find.
  by: VermiciousG     01/11/2008 04:46 PM     
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