I have no idea where the photo of the cat with five owls originated. I saw it on Facebook, like lots of other people. Initially, I though, “How did the photographer get a cat to pose with five owls?” Every cat I have ever seen would sooner attack a bird than sit still with one. Eventually, I realized my mistake. There was no cat with five owls. Instead, there was someone with Photoshop and too much time on their hands. When you look carefully at the photo, the lighting on the cat is different than the lighting on the owls. The cat was clearly added to the photo at a later time. Does it matter? I’m not sure but I think I like imagining a cat sitting still with five owls more than I liked imagining someone sitting at a computer screen combining a photo of a cat with a photo of some owls.
Here’s one more. In this case, an owl was added to a photo of some cats.
So can cats and owls be friends? The answer would appear to be yes, but Photoshop makes better photos.