“Hades put everything aside to help someone else” Meet Hades, a sweet dog who, unfortunately, is often mistaken for a bad dog, all because of his appearance!However, recently Hades has proven that it is what is inside that matters the most.For as long as Hades’s human, Juan can remember, a stray cat has been known to wander around his neighbourhood and often left food out to make sure that she was never hungry.
The act of kindness by Juan didn’t go unnoticed by Hades — who soon followed Juan’s act with a selfless gesture of his own.One day Juan was at home when he heard knocking at the back door – where Hades likes to hang out. Flores thought it was a human knocking, but it was actually Hades.It seemed like Hades had something important he wanted to share.“He was desperate and making a lot of noise,” Juan said.
Stepping out to check, Juan saw Hades pointing out that he’d invited a certain someone to stay in his doghouse.
That someone being the local stray cat in their neighbourhood! And as it turned out she was pregnant and in need of a safe place to birth her babies.
Hades has just the right spot for her – his own doghouse!
“I was very surprised,” Flores said.
Hades’ kindness toward the cat didn’t end by just offering her a place to stay; when she went into labour he stayed with her.
“He dragged a blanket over to the entrance of his house and settled outside the door,” Juan said. “She felt protected by him.”
Under Hades’ watch, the cat gave birth to two beautiful kittens.
Settled and comfortable in Hades’ doghouse, the new mother couldn’t have been more content with life and the birth of her two children. Hades also joined in with the excitement.
“I think he felt that he was a father,” Juan said.
Juan moved the new mother and babies into his home, where Hades can keep a closer eye on them.
Hades and the stray cat, who is now named Nicol, have a unique and beautiful friendship.
“They’ve been spending much of their time together when Mom isn’t busy attending to her kittens,” Juan added.
Hades seems calm knowing that Nicol and her kittens are close to him and safe.
When the time is right, Nicol will have to find a new family for the kittens – however, she will always have a home with Hades and Juan.
Juan hopes that Hades’ act of kindness will cause a change of prejudice about his breed – and perhaps encourage others to adopt pit bulls.
“Pit bulls are good dogs,” Juan said. “Hades put everything aside to help someone else. We should do the same without expecting anything in return.”