Dogs make for notoriously empathetic companions, so maybe it was no surprise to this dog’s owner when he got attached to something he saw across the street.
One reddit user shared on the social platform that she’d noticed her dog would stare outside her apartment window day in and day out. It wasn’t long before the owner picked up on the habit and got curious as to what the dog was looking at—a cat.
Dogs and cats are practically synonymous with an argument, but her dog wasn’t barking or growling at the cat—on the contrary, he looked lovestruck. Their neighbor next door had a cat who would sit up on the windowsill, and her dog loved to look at it.
It was adorable, and it went on for six months.
Then one day, the occupant in the apartment across the street got some houseplants.
All of a sudden, the windowsill was completely occupied, and the cat would no longer sit there.
The dog stared out the window the next day in dismay at not seeing his cat friend, and then returned again later. Still no cat. He checked a third time—nothing.
The poor dog kept this up, three times a day, again and again, and his owner felt she had to say something.
So she taped up a big, handwritten sign in the window, hoping the neighbors would get the message.
This is going to seem ridiculous, but I thought you should know that my dog (who lives next door with me) is madly in love with your cat…and has been for probably 6 months! Three times a day, he puts his paws on our railing to look at him/her in your windowsill. Now that you have potted plants there, he is heartbroken….but he keeps looking for your cat every time. Maybe your plants could switch to a different window??!
From, Your neighbor & her adoring dog!
And it worked! Not long after, the neighbor had a sign up in the window as a reply—and all the potted plants had been moved.