Animals

By Lucy Harvey

 

This adorable dog and grumpy cat are an unlikely duo but their owner says they are the best of friends – despite Romeo’s face saying otherwise.

Rinsa Li, 29, loves taking pictures of her two pets Casper, a six-year-old Samoyed pup, and Romeo, a two-year-old cat.

The pair love spending time together, from cuddling up on the sofa to going on long walks around the country together.

But despite the adorable relationship, Romeo can’t get rid of his hilarious grumpy expression which leaves strangers in hysterics when they see him.

Photographer Rinsa always takes her pets out together; they have been on road trips, visited popular tourist attractions and go out everyday for a two-hour long walk.

The pair have gained a massive 38,000 followers on their joint Instagram account which highlights all of their fun, adventurous moments together.

Owner Rinsa, who lives in New Zealand, said: “I always wanted to get a cat but I was unsure how Casper would react to it; when my best friend got a cat I took Casper to meet him and it turned out he was very gentle and sweet so we decided to look for our dream cat.

“Now, the pair can’t be apart from each other. When I first brought Romeo home, we separated them for almost a week but Casper was very curious.

“Romeo was nervous and scared at first because Casper was so big and fluffy but Casper was so sweet; he would go up to Romeo and smell him and if Romeo got scared, he would gently move away.

“Romeo is the king of the house but he always secretly follows Casper around seeking his attention; it feels like Romeo has a dog personality and Casper has a cat personality sometimes.

“Romeo looks grumpy but he is the sweetest cat I have ever met; he allows everyone to hold him and gives great cuddles.

“We take them exploring on road trips and recently came back from a road trip with them which lasted for two weeks and we stayed in a camper van together.

“It warms my heart so much to see them as siblings and I enjoy waking up to the both of them everyday; I can’t imagine a life without them.”