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Cats can come to be known for a lot of things: for being mischievous, needy, even destructive, but how many cats have been credited with being the peacemaker of the household? Amy and David had moved in together, which meant bringing their pets into the same home as well. It was an eruption of drama and disaster, to say the least. When Amy’s dog, Minnie, saw David’s unfamiliar cat, Crisis, Minnie would go crazy. Crisis, who had never seen a dog before, would flee upstairs to cry and cry out of fear of this new, scary housemate. And, Crisis seemed lonely without his kitty friend, Chaos, who had recently passed away. So the dog was upset, the cat was upset, and it was all putting a strain on the couple’s relationship.

Adopting another cat from the Animal Humane Society changed everything. Catastrophe, as he was named, immediately befriended the cat and became the dog’s playmate. It was as if this outsider was able to be the mediator, showing Minnie that cats aren’t so bad, and showing Crisis how to be a “cool cat” around the dog. The couple was amazed that one cat could change the whole dynamic. “Everyone can live in peace, all of them sleep in our king size bed with us at night. He just changed the quality of our lives,” Amy says.

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Photography courtesy of Laurie Schneider Photography. For information on pet portraits visit http://www.lschneider.com/.

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