A DOG and cat who live together are friends because they are banned from eating each other.
Retriever-type dog Tom Booker and cat Mary Fisher peacefully co-exist because they do not want to get kicked out for submitting to their natural prey instincts.
Booker said: “The first time I saw Mary I though she would make a tolerable mid-morning snack if you could be bothered with the fur, then I realised she had full pet status, which means she is not protein.
“Now we sit on a mat together. It’s fine. One day though I still hope to eat her.
“It’s nothing personal though and she understands that.”
Fisher said: “Although Tom is five times my size, I would eat him if possible. He is, after all, made of meat.
“That’s not allowed though so we just hang out. I’ve been trying to teach him to climb trees but that’s not really going anywhere.”