On a spring evening a few years ago, I arrived home from work, sat down on the couch to go through the mail and noticed the fireplace screen was knocked over. I had the passing thought that the cats must have had been at FRAP (“frenetic random active play” or “frenetic random act of play” depending on how good your hearing is) and returned my attention to the mail.
From the corner of my eye, I saw my cat Isabella come strolling by. With a squirrel. Like she’d been giving the rodent the grand tour of the house and was heading to the kitchen to show it where we keep the food. They walked by like two Victorians on an evening constitutional. Naturally, I called the police.
Left to their own devices, our pets might befriend the unlikeliest creatures. So do animals in the wild kingdom. This week’s Nature takes a look at Animal Odd Couples. These are some sweet and amazing stories. Watch a preview here and tune in Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. If you miss the broadcast, you can catch it online starting Nov. 8.