When I moved out of my parent’s house, I brought my cat and dog with me. The dog was a rescue beagle named Princess Leia. My mother’s friend had picked her up as a stray, and I asked if we could take her in. Leia acted more like a cat than a dog.
She purred rather than barked and didn’t get along with other dogs. The friend I moved in with had pets of her own, including two dogs, Rocko and Blue. Surprisingly, the three dogs got along well, with Rocko and Blue teaching Leia how to be a real dog. For example, they taught her how to bark at the mail truck. Still, Leia retains some cat-like habits.
- Princess Leia is a seven-year old beagle who was found stray by my mother’s friend.
- Leia would act like a cat and was probably raised by cats.
- She learned to be a dog from Rocko and Blue, two dogs of my best friend.
“She would run up and down the chain-link fence that divided our yard from our neighbors, trying to get their pit bull to chase her, but that was the only time she’d ever gotten along with another dog.”