This is Ozzy, a cat-loving pit bull who has finally gotten what he’s always wanted: kittens to love and kiss to his heart’s content, after years of frustration. Ozzy has been having a one-sided love affair with a cat named Norm for several years.
Ozzy was adopted three years ago by a family from southern California, which included three children, two adults, and Norm. Since then, Ozzy has spent every day attempting to win over his feline sibling. Norm, on the other hand, isn’t having it. Jennifer Lajeniss, Ozzy’s mother, tells The Dodo, “The grouchy old man tells him to fluff off.”
If Ozzy didn’t have so many other beautiful things to occupy his attention, you could feel sorry for him. Like Lajeniss’ 5-year-old kid, whom Ozzy considers his boy — and feet, so many feet, which Ozzy finds delectable. Lajeniss describes it as “a major foot fetish.”
Ozzy is so nice that he rushes over to every baby stroller he sees, sticking his head inside and kissing the babies. If burglars ever stopped up at the house, Lajeniss jokes, Ozzy would offer to carry their flashlight, ask them about their day, and lead them straight to the television. There isn’t a living creature on the planet that Ozzy doesn’t want to befriend.
But nothing could ever make up for the fact that he didn’t have his cat. Fortunately, approximately a month ago, this wonderful boy’s dreams came true. Lajeniss took in a pregnant neighborhood cat named Winnie in late June. Winnie had been sleeping on the street, and Lajeniss was growing concerned for her safety.
Winnie gave birth to five kittens about a month ago. Since then, Ozzy has been in heaven. Uncle Ozzy is a wonderful uncle. He is very nurturing, according to Lajeniss, and becomes concerned whenever the kittens cry, much as he did with her son when he was a newborn.
The kittens crawl all over Ozzy and let him bathe them, which makes the dog very happy. “Oz has been so pleased since we let him socialize with the kittens,” Lajeniss says. Winnie is also a fan of Ozzy. “She’ll rub up to Ozzy almost as a thank you for kitten sitting while she’s away,” Lajeniss explains.
What happens, though, when the kittens are accepted into new homes? Four of the kittens will be adopted once they are old enough, but Winnie (who will be spayed soon) and one of her offspring, Troublemaker, are here to stay. Lajeniss states, “Ozzy never gives up on love.” And it appears that love hasn’t given up on Ozzy.