Champy the horse and Morris the cat have been best friends for over 6 years, they hang out together every day despite them both having friends of their own species.
I went into an animal shelter one day and Morris was sitting in a cage staring at me, he wouldn’t take his eyes off me, I was his chosen human. He was born at the shelter and was about 9 months old when I took him home. I still can’t believe no one wanted him, he’s the friendliest cat you’ll ever meet. I already had Champy who was about 12 months old. I introduced them and Champy instantly fell in love with Morris and knew they’d be best friends. Morris, however, took a few days to convince probably because of Champy’s size but after a few days of Champy hanging out with him, and not taking no for an answer Morris jumped up on his back and they’ve been inseparable ever since.
Although Morris often goes riding they also love grooming each other, catnapping together, drinking from the horse trough together, and lots of smooching and being silly together.
One of the most commonly asked questions I get is how does Morris jump onto Champy? Typically it’s via a fence post that’s been nicknamed the bus stop. I have 3 other horses and 1 other cat who are all rescue animals. I have a GoFundMe campaign to help with my other horses. Champy and Morris love knowing we’re helping other rescue animals have a better life. Champy and Morris can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
We live in NSW Australia and have quite a few kangaroos on the property – Champy and Morris love to watch them, Champy has always wanted to befriend a kangaroo but hasn’t managed yet. Wild ones are very shy, but he keeps trying.