This Cat is a Dog

My kids, Mockingbird and Armadillo, have been hounding me to get a dog for ages. It was pretty ruff rough at times.

Yes, the puns were intended. 😉

Then this Catahoula Leopard Dog happened.

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She’s a rescue, about two years old, house trained (best news ever!), and the sweetest, gentlest dog. She’s already settled in with us and is protective of her new pack. She has a huge, deep bark and sounds twice her size.

Also, she has huge feet that she uses to hunt, chase, and attack balls. So much like a cat, but all dog.

I’m grateful for so many things in the last couple of weeks (maybe I’ll share more about that later): dear family, amazing friends, and this incredible dog who has cats in her breed name twice.

Do you have any fabulous animal rescue stories?

28 comments on… “This Cat is a Dog”


  1. Rachel Cahill


    Precious addition. I never thought about the two cat name. LOL!


  2. Michelle Allred


    Beautiful! As an animal lover and currently a cat owner, I can’t think of a better combination! Welcome to your new sweet doggie.


    • Diana Beebe


      Hudson is a great name! I just realized that I didn’t put her name in the post. She’s Cassie. Thanks, Joy!


    • Diana Beebe


      Don’t you just love those eyes?! I’ll have to check out your post.

      Thanks! <3


  3. Nancy Neal


    My daughter had a catahoula named Layla. Like you, we lost our two furbaby dogs in the past year. I adopted Penny (Basinji mix) on 7/22/15 from the Petsmart Adoption Center that operates in conjunction with Dallas Animal Services. She is spayed, microchipped and already housebroken, which is agreeably the BEST!! Penny had been at the shelter for over a month, so her adoption fee was waived! I really like FREE, which is partially why I named her Penny, also because she’s the color of a copper penny.


    • Diana Beebe


      I bet she’s loving her new home with you! I’m glad you found her. <3

  4. She’s gorgeous! Congrats on your new family member.

    We too, had a rescued dog when I was a kid and she was the best dog ever. Loved her to bits. Hope you have many joyful times with this little beauty.

    Best wishes,
    Liz

  5. We have the same type of dog! She is also a rescue and the sweetest thing. Her only problem is she doesn’t have a clue that she is NOT a lap dog. Animals are such pure love. Sending more love your way.


    • Diana Beebe


      She loves being close to us all the time. Definitely thinks she’s a lap dog.

      Thanks, Jolene!


  6. Alice Dyer


    We heard about Cassie from Brittany. She is adorable.
    About two weeks ago a cat adopted us! Aaron was getting ready for his piano recital and when to the shed to find some wood to help hoist his equipment into the back of the SUV and found a neighbor’s ball, as he bent down to pick it up, a sound distracted him. When he looked over to the source, a kitten came bounding out from under the shed. He attached himself to our family at once. Stealing hearts is his hobby. We have since taken him on a lease w/harness to stores where he makes instant friends with everyone. So we now have a cat that acts like a dog!


    • Diana Beebe


      That’s wonderful! There is nothing better than a kitten who picks you. I had a cat like that many years ago. She was the sweetest thing.

  7. Well this is a first for me Diana. I have never in my life heard or seen a Catahoula Leopard Dog. Love his eyes and he looks so happy. So glad he’s become a part of your family. We all need that unconditional love. Big hugs to you girl. You are constantly in my thoughts. 🙂

  8. So happy to hear about your new baby, Cassie!! Our Coco is also a rescue, adopted in Dallas shortly before we moved here. Her mommy was a chihuahua & her daddy was a rogue terrier or schnauzer, and she fit in one hand when we adopted her. She IS a total lap dog, and we love her to pieces, even though she refused to acknowledge the presence of our actual children for the first two years of their lives!! Love to you!!


    • Diana Beebe


      Too funny. Coco wasn’t going to share you guys, was she? I bet she actually fits in your lap though. Cassie, not so much. 🙂 Love you!!

  9. What a beautiful dog!! My Zoe had two different color eyes, and brought so much to my life — as does my current pup, Via. Wishing you a wonderful journey together. 🙂


    • Diana Beebe


      Your stories about Zoe were so sweet and touching. Don’t those eyes just suck you in? Via is adorable–I love your stories about her, too. 🙂 I’m glad to have a new furbaby in the house. Thank you for the lovely comment, August!

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