Seem-pals! The terrier who is best friends with a meerkat

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Seem-pals! The terrier who is best friends with a meerkat

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:48 pm

To Poppy the terrier, Timon the meerkat is much more than a mere cat. The playful pair, who live with owners John Bent and wife Sally in Dronfield, Derbyshire, are almost inseparable. They forged their unlikely friendship after Timon, four, was savaged by other meerkats in the Bents’ outdoor menagerie.


So happy together: Poppy and Timon cuddle on the couch

And while the household also includes a cat, Timon immediately made a bond with six-year-old Poppy, a chihuahua-maltese terrier. The pair now play together, bathe together and are even taken for walks together. Mr Bent, 62, who also keeps skunks and racoons outside, said: ‘They are inseparable. They pinch each other’s food but never get angry.’ Mrs Bent, 52, added: ‘Meerkats stick very much to their own kind but Timon is loveable and cheeky.’ The cheeky mammal, which is actually a member of the mongoose - not cat - families, is mostly happy indoors.



But he still has satisfy his urge to dig, which he does in a special pen in the back garden, shared with a ferret called Stumpy. ‘We wouldn’t like to put him out there on his own,’ said Mrs Bent. ‘He’s very loveable and cheeky and just loves company.’ The couple take their animals to schools and hospices to introduce children to their pets and show them how to care for animals. Of Poppy and Timon, Mrs Bentsaid: ‘It’s like two children who are very comfortable with each other.

‘They play-fight and are very at ease in each others’ company. ‘As soon as Timon came into the house he went over to Poppy they bonded instantly. Poppy has a special spot on the settee and she allowed Timon to share it with her. It’s where they fall asleep in the afternoon.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016922/Sim-pals-The-terrier-best-friends-adorable-meerkat.html#ixzz1SlcTyQUR



How cute Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:26 pm

Feelthelove wrote:To Poppy the terrier, Timon the meerkat is much more than a mere cat. The playful pair, who live with owners John Bent and wife Sally in Dronfield, Derbyshire, are almost inseparable. They forged their unlikely friendship after Timon, four, was savaged by other meerkats in the Bents’ outdoor menagerie.


So happy together: Poppy and Timon cuddle on the couch

And while the household also includes a cat, Timon immediately made a bond with six-year-old Poppy, a chihuahua-maltese terrier. The pair now play together, bathe together and are even taken for walks together. Mr Bent, 62, who also keeps skunks and racoons outside, said: ‘They are inseparable. They pinch each other’s food but never get angry.’ Mrs Bent, 52, added: ‘Meerkats stick very much to their own kind but Timon is loveable and cheeky.’ The cheeky mammal, which is actually a member of the mongoose - not cat - families, is mostly happy indoors.



But he still has satisfy his urge to dig, which he does in a special pen in the back garden, shared with a ferret called Stumpy. ‘We wouldn’t like to put him out there on his own,’ said Mrs Bent. ‘He’s very loveable and cheeky and just loves company.’ The couple take their animals to schools and hospices to introduce children to their pets and show them how to care for animals. Of Poppy and Timon, Mrs Bentsaid: ‘It’s like two children who are very comfortable with each other.

‘They play-fight and are very at ease in each others’ company. ‘As soon as Timon came into the house he went over to Poppy they bonded instantly. Poppy has a special spot on the settee and she allowed Timon to share it with her. It’s where they fall asleep in the afternoon.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016922/Sim-pals-The-terrier-best-friends-adorable-meerkat.html#ixzz1SlcTyQUR



How cute Very Happy

Puts a smile on my face....

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:51 pm

redcorvette wrote:

Puts a smile on my face....

Thanks Red! Me too Very Happy x

That bath shot is so cute it's unbelievable lol!

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:34 pm

How cute is that! cheers

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:36 pm

MrDoodles wrote:How cute is that! cheers

The bath shot is incredible Mr Doodles lol!

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:18 pm

so cute Laughing

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