When April Butler agreed to see Bobby, a cat she helped raise a year ago, she was ecstatic at the prospect of seeing her old friend again. But she wasn’t sure how her dog Winnie would react.
The two bonded when Bobby was in foster care, but Butler wondered if Winnie would recognize Bobby after so long.
As it turns out, Butler doesn’t need to worry.
“I could immediately see her recognizing her best friend,” Butler told us.
Since Winnie can be an anxious and responsive girl, Butler chooses to have Bobby approach from the other side of the glass door to reintroduce the pair.
Winnie started wagging her tail as soon as she saw Bobby from the window. She knew it was her friend and she was thrilled.
“I can’t believe how excited Winnie is and how quickly she recognizes Bobbie – you can
Look how much they love each other! “Butler said. “Witness such a special moment!” “
Bobby was only 6 weeks old when she first lived with Butler and Winnie. This curious kitten is fascinated by her new dog friend. It was love at first sight.
“Winnie and Bobbie formed the sweetest bond and became best friends,” Butler said. “It’s great to have a little furry buddy with the bears, if we let them play, they’ll play all day. Winnie is so gentle and loving, and Bobby is a lot for a dog who’s afraid of a lot of things A source of joy and comfort!”
After four months together, Bobby was adopted into her forever home and Winnie was saddened to see her friend leave.
“It was a mixed blessing to say goodbye, especially for Winnie,” Butler said. “From her perspective, Bobbie was there, and all of a sudden, she left our lives for the next chapter! Every time we came home from our walks, Winnie would look for Bobbie in the house and would Wait at the door of the laundry room where Bobby used to go.”
Eventually, Winnie learned to accept that her friend was gone.
Unbeknownst to Winnie, Bobbie has been adopted by someone in Butler’s network. When Bobby’s new home goes on vacation, they quickly have Butler, who knows Bobby very well, visit her.
Just like that, Winnie the Pooh’s best friend suddenly came back.
Although they’re separated now, Winnie and Bobbie prove that when it comes to best friends, no matter how much time has passed – when you’re together, it feels the same.
You can keep up with Winnie on Instagram.