Tue, September 16, 2008
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Cat and chick: best of friends

2008-09-16 07:51:30 GMT2008-09-16 15:51:30 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Snowy and Gladys: The best of friends (Chinadaily Photo)

Snowy and Gladys: The best of friends (Chinadaily Photo)

The owner, Etheridge Albert, is with Snowy and Gladys.(Chinadaily Photo)

BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- A farmhouse cat has adopted a chicken after she became the only survivor of a fox attack in Middleton, near Leiston in Suffolk, Britain.

It's an unlikely partnering, but the pair have become firm friends -- even lavishing affection on each other. The incredible friendship blossomed just over two months ago when a fox killed 13 chicks -- leaving the chick Gladys as the only survivor.

Alone and in need of a friend, Gladys was brought into the farmhouse by her owners to keep her safe. And it was here her beautiful friendship with the cat Snowy began.

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