Golden Retrievers And Husky Give Warm Welcome To Kitten
An adorable video of three large dogs befriending newborn kittens has been making the rounds on the internet. It was posted by Viral Paws, a community that specializes in posting cute animal videos, many of which depict friendly interactions between animals.
In this video, three dogs are shown with a litter of kittens. Two of the dogs are Golden Retrievers, which are known for their gentle dispositions, while the third is a Husky, which isn’t. Huskies are described as having a strong “prey drive,” which means they are apt to chase smaller animals like cats. Seeing one being so gentle to the helpless kittens is as surprising as it is sweet.
The video is a compilation of several shorter clips that were filmed over several weeks. In the first few clips, the kittens are apparently under a week old, for their eyes are still closed. Later clips show the kittens with their eyes open and clumsily crawling. There are three of them; two are pure white, and the third is a calico.
Throughout the video, the dogs nuzzle and lick the kittens. At first, they mainly watch the kittens; one segment shows them resting their noses on the kittens’ bed. As the kittens get older, the dogs become slightly less restrained with their affection. The kittens themselves start returning the dogs’ affection. The calico, for example, nuzzles one of the Golden Retrievers and later climbs on the Husky’s leg.
While the dogs take center stage, a couple of cats appear briefly in the video. The orange tabby is an American Curl, as can be seen by its characteristic ears that curl backward. The other cat is a silver tabby. Given that a human is shown feeding a kitten formula with a syringe, neither one is presumably the kitten’s mother. Otherwise, one of them would be nursing the kittens.
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