It’s a role reversal not commonly seen, but then the cat chasing this dog is a little larger than most.
Salati, a ten-month-old leopard, and her best friend, golden retriever Tommy, like nothing more than to run amok before settling down for a friendly cuddle. The odd couple were reared together at Glen Africa Country Lodge near Pretoria in South Africa.
Each morning, he walks them on his family’s 1,850-acre estate and then lets them run free to their hearts’ content.
He said: ‘Wherever you see one the other is right behind. They are inseparable and both have lots of energy so they get the exercise they both need together.
‘When we first received Salati she was tiny and Tommy could chase her around. But now with Salati matching him for weight the tables have turned.
‘It’s all fun and games and they love playing together.
‘But dogs aren’t used to being chased by cats almost the same size as them. I think it was a shock for him when she started doing the chasing but it’s fun to see them exploring together.’ x