Saturday, February 28, 2009

The man, the dog, the cat and the rat.

This is a video of a homeless man in Santa Barbara and his pets. They work State Street every week for donations. The animals are pretty well fed and are mellow. They are a family. The man who owns them rigged up a harness for his cat so she wouldn't have to walk so much (like the dog and himself). At some juncture the rat came along, and as no one wanted to eat anyone else, the rat started riding with the cat and, often, on the cat! The dog, will stand all day and let you talk to him and admire him for a few chin scratches. The Mayor of Santa Barbara filmed this clip and sent it out as a holiday card.


14 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

His pets look healthy. It is nice he is able to care for them and enjoy their company.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing video!We loved it mainly the peace message behind it!Great post and certainly little Luna here is very proud of the charming cat on the video!
:-) Léia

Tricia said...

Is that now amazing!!! Why CAN'T we ALL get along?!

Lilli & Nevada said...

And who says there can't be a happy harmony with all creatures. This is a great video, Thanks for sharing

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That is amazing Denise. It just shows that it is possible for everyone to get along. Thank you so much for showing us. It is one of the best things I have seen. A x

Diane C. said...

Almost unbelievable how comfortable the animals are with each other and with the public. Fascinating video!

Leedra said...

Great video, thanks for sharing it.

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Maria said...

What an amazing video! I never saw anything like it! But the little rat is so cute!

Lilly said...

as one of the guys in the clip says, 'that's supercool.'

Great post.

papercages said...

That really is amazing. A lab-rotty mix dog has the best disposition so that's easy to see, and even the cat and the dog, but the rat? And the three of them together-- yes, I say it is amazing.

magiceye said...

that was superb!
liked what he said - if they can live in peace, why cant humans?!!

Louise said...

I can't believe how calm ALL the animals are. With each other and with all the people going by. I can assure you my cats and dog would never be so calm in such a position no matter the circumstances.

diane said...

Truly amazing. If only people could get on like that.

Eve said...

Great video Denise. I've had all three of these pets...just not all at the same time!! Ha Ha!