Cats and dogs have had their differences over the years. But maybe we're finally making headway.
A 7-year-old cat in New Zealand named Rory got into some RAT POISON earlier this month, and had to be rushed to the vet.
Rory needed a blood transfusion immediately. But just like humans, cats have different blood types, and there wasn't enough time to do a test. So instead, the vet called a friend who owns a LABRADOR RETRIEVER.
Now, this is news to us, but apparently cats don't have antibodies that reject dog blood . . . or at least not right away. Still, there was a chance the transfusion might KILL the cat. But it was dying anyway, so the owner decided to go for it.
And it's a good thing they did, because it WORKED. Within an hour, Rory went from almost dead to sitting up, eating, and PURRING. The owner says the cat's now back to normal, and noted that . . . no, it has NOT started barking. (New Zealand Herald / People)