As a self-proclaimed cat lover, it’s funny to think that I now have eight dogs in my care. They include six huskies, a Samoyed dog, and a Northern Inuit dog, which is quite the pack! Unfortunately, my love for felines meant that I couldn’t adopt a kitten with these hounds around. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me from having a cat in my home, so I decided to search for one that could get along with my dogs.
After conducting some research, I discovered that fur farms still operate in my country. These farms breed lynxes specifically for their fur, which is highly sought after in Russia. However, I was relieved to learn that it’s perfectly legal to take a baby lynx from such a farm and raise it as your own. Given the opportunity, I couldn’t resist taking in a tiny lynx cub who was destined to become a fur coat. Naming him Geralt, after the protagonist in the video game The Witcher, was an easy decision.
It was quite unexpected, but the dogs turned out to be a big help in taking care of Geralt. They engaged in playful activities with the kitten, letting him nibble on their ears and rest on their stomachs without any complaints. Plus, they even let him sneak bites of their food from time to time.
Our older canine companion, Banshee, graciously assumed the role of caretaker for a young lynx cub.
As Geralt matured, he developed a mischievous streak but became the highlight of all the huskies’ gatherings.
In addition, he has a good relationship with my horse named Texas!
After a challenging journey, I poured my heart into raising and training him with great success. He’s a unique blend of feline and canine characteristics.
He is a giant, awkward mass of fluff.