Two PMB pets show xenophobes how

2015-05-21 06:00
The I-may-bark Pussycat.

The I-may-bark Pussycat.

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A DOG named Bruno and a kitten named Pussycat have started a ­campaign to promote equality and peace among different races and religions.

That’s the view of Edendale ­pensioner Thembi Sibisi who said Bruno­ and Pussycat became advocates of human rights when she found Bruno­ ­suckling the motherless kitten.

Sibisi, a former paralegal for ­Lawyers for Human Rights, said when she saw how Bruno looked after the motherless kitten regardless of the species­, she wished humans would love the way animals do.

“After seeing Bruno suckle Pussycat, I really think humans could take a few lessons from animals.

“People need to learn to love each other irrespective of race, religion and culture, just like Bruno and Pussycat have done.”

Sibisi said she adopted Bruno two months ago from the SPCA as a friend for her other dog Spotty.

She said Pussycat’s mother had abandoned him soon after she gave birth to him four months ago and, although the two dogs were unsure how to react to the kitten, they soon became best friends.

“My granddaughter jokes about it and says she wonders if the cat will start barking soon,” said Sibisi, laughing.

She said the dogs even shared a food bowl with Pussycat.

She said Bruno suckles Pussycat every­ day and the two have formed a close bond.

The animal lover said her three ­animals and her were all one big family and she loved them like children.

“As much as I look after them, they look after me too.”

The animal lover, who stays in ­Esigodeni, said it was sometimes tough living as a pensioner and ­looking after two dogs and a cat, but she could simply not imagine life without her animal family.

“As people, we should take some guidance­ and direction from ­animals.

“We must all treat each other equally and love each other, just like my Bruno and Pussycat.”

The skittish Pussycat took cover in a shed when The Witness visited the home yesterday, but Sibisi ­provided a picture of Bruno suckling the cat

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