There’s something adorable about cats and dogs becoming the best of friends. Even though we’re meant to think dogs and cats shouldn’t get along, very often, dogs and cats get along like the proverbial house on fire and become playmates.
But what happens when the relationship between a dog and cat gets a little out of hand? That could certainly be the case with Mako, the dog, who undoubtedly thinks he’s a cat! After all, he does everything his cat siblings do, so if you can’t beat them, join them!
Appropriately named the cat-dog, Mako the Pit Ball has been pictured in all sorts of funny places, mimicking the behavior of his cat siblings. Whether it’s on top of the fridge, wandering across the kitchen surfaces, or even scratching the cat post, Mako likes to think he’s a cat.
Mako started copying the cats when he saw them jumping atop the kitchen cabinets, and his cat-like behavior just continued from thereon.
Beth and Sam Castiller are the proud owners of dog-cat Mako and even started posting some snaps of his unusual behavior on social media.
They decided to welcome Mako into their cat-friendly home after seeing him at a local rescue shelter. Naturally, they were initially concerned about how the relationship would work, with some cats and dogs being sworn enemies.
Speaking to Bored Panda, Beth said it was love at first sight when they first saw Mako:
“When we went to the pet shelter, Mako had looked over his shoulder and gave us direct eye contact, and we just fell in love with the little guy. At the time, he looked like a bobblehead because his head was so much larger than his body; we just thought he was adorable.”
After enquiring at the shelter, they realized that Mako would probably be receptive to the idea of living with cats, and their instincts were proved right when he moved in with Beth and Sam.
Although they tried to keep the cats separate from Mako at first, they soon realized that there wasn’t any need. This was because they realized Mako was as far from a typical Pit Bulldog as you would expect.
Initially, he never barked, he played with the cats’ toys instead of his own, and he seemed desperate to meet the cats he could smell in the house.
When Mako was finally introduced, he fell in love with his feline siblings right away and started following them around the house. Whatever the cats did, Mako wasn’t far behind. One of his favorite ways to pass the time is to sit at the window with the cats while watching the birds fly by.
Despite his rather peculiar behavior, Mako is totally loved by Beth and Sam, and even though they were hoping to add a dog to their home, they will certainly settle for the dog-cat that’s brightening up their days!