Cats have the ability to help their friends, whether human or animal, relax just by purring – but one barn cat offers even more to his favorite pals. He offers complimentary massages and grooming sessions.
Ernest, a friendly barn cat, lives on a farm in Wisconsin, known as Juggling Daises, where all the animals are viewed as friends not food. The farm is home to cows, alpacas, goats, sheep, horses, and pigs. Amy, owner of the farm, created an Instagram page to share all the special moments on the farm in hopes of spreading joy. Well, it is working.
While Ernest will greet all the animals, he has taken a special liking to the four resident pigs. There are countless photos and videos of Ernest resting on the back of his “piggy pillows”. He is constantly hanging out with the pigs and routinely grooms and massages them.
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“It’s all in his technique. His slow easy nature puts me to sleep every time…Oh and his sweet little kisses…” ~ Tulip 🌷 . I love this video because it captures the essence of the farm. Peaceful, relaxing, and full of love. . #growingsmilesdaily #ernestthecat #hobbyfarmlife #happyfarm #kittiesofinstagram
He loves to clean their ears and the pigs do not seem to mind. A video of Ernest grooming one of the pigs named Clementine was posted with the caption, “Sunset massages, ear nibbles, kisses….I must be dreaming…wait…. I just woke up and this is for real! So glad we’re friends Ernest… ~ Clementine 🧡”.
The affectionate feline does not have a favorite and loves on all the pigs equally.
While owning a farm is a lot of work, the reward is seeing the animals interact. Amy wrote, “Our farm has lots and LOTS of moments…regardless of Awww or LOL, I am always walking around with a big old grin.”
Ernest’s curiosity led him to the other farm animals that he attempted to massage and ride, but some were not as patient and understanding as the pigs. He is still trying to win over a miniature donkey named Pickles.
In the meantime, Ernest is busy showing the other barn cats how to interact with the farm animals and is the official greeter on the farm. “Humans – we all need to tune in and be much more like these two. Unconditional love, within meeting each other for the first time,” posted Amy after Ernest and Sassy instantly bonded.
Watch as Ernest strolls across his pig pals before resting on the back of Clementine. Don’t forget to share this heartwarming video with your friends and family. It is guaranteed to make their day.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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