Look beyond this astounding ‘street act’ — it’s an authentic portrayal of love and acceptance across all boundaries.

Meet Gregory Pike (homeless in Santa Barbara) and his entourage: Booger, Kitty, and Mousey.

Every day, Gregory walks around State street with Booger (the dog) on a leash. Kitty rides on top of Booger, holding onto his harness like she’s riding in a saddle.  On top of Kitty sits Mousey (which is a bit of a misnomer since Mousey is actually a rat).  Mousey wraps himself closely around Kitty’s neck.

There is no denying the obvious bond between these animals — all different species – even considered “natural enemies” and yet they accept each other as members of the same family.  This is an incredible example of peace, respect, and tolerance… in some ways, these animals are able to do something many humans simply have not completely managed to do yet.

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
~John Lennon