Cat who loves horseback riding
The cat had been languishing, unwanted and unloved at an animal shelter when he was rescued and brought to live on a rural property in Lismore, Australia. Morris’s new owner, Jennifer Boyle, might have been expecting the larger animals she keeps to be a bit timid and skittish around her new pet, but one in particular actually took a special shine to the feline – her gregarious horse, named Champy.
“(He’s) the friendliest horse. He wants to make friends with everyone he meets, whether they’re human or animal.”
Then something incredible happened, or perhaps their unseen goings-on had just finally been noticed. Jennifer says that she was standing at the sink washing dishes one day when she looked out the window and saw Morris casually riding atop Champy like a little bewhiskered cowboy.
Since then, the rescued kitty and his horse friend have become inseparable riding partners. In fact, Jennifer says that by now Morris has probably logged more hours on horseback than she has.
“I’ve seen Morris riding Champy around for hours while Champy eats grass and grazes about the paddock,” she says. “I think their relationship is so special because they are genuinely good friends without me coaxing them at all.”