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17 unlikely animal friendships

By: Laura Moss on July 1, 2011, 9:37 a.m.
Cat and dog

Photo: ZUMA Press

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I've got your back

When a kitten’s mother was killed by a car in Turkey, a shepherd dog named Cotton adopted the orphaned feline. Cotton and the kitten play together and eat from the same plate, and when it’s cold, Cotton lets the cat climb onto his back to sleep. Cotton’s owner, Taner Durak, says that the dog is so devoted to the kitten that he won’t let anyone — sometimes not even Durak himself — near the cat.