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SOMERVILLE -- Dog walker Kirsten Heffernan adopted a kitten seven months ago and proceeded to raise him with the pack of dogs she is in charge of five days a week. Charlie the cat has since adopted very dog-like behavior. He enjoys walking with the pack on a leash and fetching a ball. He comes when called and shares drinking bowls with the dogs. 'He thinks he's a dog,' says Heffernan. 'I'm pleasantly surprised at how the dogs have taken to him. They're very protective of him.' His best friend is as Bison Frise named Maisey and the two of them will roll on the ground together, biting each others ears like puppies. Heffernan takes the unusual pack to walk in Draw Seven Park, which is part of the Mystic River Reservation. (Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff) audio: Kirsten Heffernan talks about her animals <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
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SOMERVILLE -- Dog walker Kirsten Heffernan adopted a kitten seven months ago and proceeded to raise him with the pack of dogs she is in charge of five days a week. Charlie the cat has since adopted very dog-like behavior. He enjoys walking with the pack on a leash and fetching a ball. He comes when called and shares drinking bowls with the dogs. "He thinks he's a dog," says Heffernan. "I'm pleasantly surprised at how the dogs have taken to him. They're very protective of him." His best friend is as Bison Frise named Maisey and the two of them will roll on the ground together, biting each others ears like puppies. Heffernan takes the unusual pack to walk in Draw Seven Park, which is part of the Mystic River Reservation.

(Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff)

audio: Kirsten Heffernan talks about her animals