Dogs are social beings. They love nothing more than to have attachments, whether it be with humans or other animals.
As soon as Brianna’s family brought Elliot home from the hospital, Gemma was constantly by his side. Gemma adored Elliot. She acted as his doggie bodyguard. Gemma’s daily life revolved around Elliot until he reached four years old.
When Elliot went to preschool, Gemma was left alone at home. That was the saddest part of Gemma’s day. She was lethargic and lay on the couch. Gemma spent most of her time looking out the window waiting for Elliot to come home.
Gemma brightened up when Boops entered their lives. Brianna’s family would foster a kitten now and then, and their latest foster was Boops. The kitten was supposed to be just a foster, and they would eventually let her go when the time was up.
Gemma initiated the contact. Boops got scared the first time, but Gemma would not be deterred. She kept nuzzling Boops until Boops played back.
Gemma was usually excited to interact with foster kittens. Most foster kittens would typically ignore her or would get scared. Boops was the first foster kitten to respond positively to Gemma.
Brianna was glad to see them get along so well. Now Gemma had a friend to play with during the day when Elliot was still in school. Gemma was no longer mopey when her brother was not there.
Their playtime looked like mock fights, with Boops ending up with Gemma’s drool all over him. They loved cuddle snuggles and would sleep for hours. Now and then, Boops came up to Gemma for nuzzling. Boops would nibble Gemma’s ear while she’s sleeping, but Gemma tolerated it.
Seeing how Boops had made a big difference for Gemma, Brianna did not have the heart to take Boops away. They ended up adopting him. Gemma enjoyed every bonding moment with his cat brother, Boops, to this day.
Screenshot from: The Dodo via Facebook