Pets We Dig: An Unlikely Duo

Bentley (cat) and Sydney, a Golden RetrieverBentley (cat) and Sydney, a Golden Retriever

Man’s best friend soon became this cat’s best friend, too.

Elizabeth Lyon, sales and marketing coordinator with Continuum Services in Southfield, Michigan, found her cat, Bentley, as a stray when he was five weeks old. The cat soon became close friends with her Golden Retriever, Sydney, and followed her everywhere. These two slept, ate, played and rode in the car together. Their favorite spot was outside in the backyard where they would lounge and bask in the sun.

Unfortunately, when Lyon took Bentley to the vet, she found out he had Feline Leukemia, and he eventually developed myocardiopathy. The cat’s conditions required several vet and specialist visits, but Sydney was always along for the ride to be with her little buddy. Sadly, in late 2012, Bentley lost his battle at 2 1/2 years old.

“[They were] an unlikely pair that couldn’t be more alike,” Lyon says.

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