Friendship
Mama cat introduces her little kittens to an old friend
It really looks like they're talking to each other, this is so adorable.
Rachel Shapiro
10.14.21

It’s an old cliche that cats and dogs don’t like each other, but that stereotype has been disproven time and time again. Cats and dogs can get along very well.

In fact, they can sometimes become best friends.

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One video, in particular, shows just how strong of a bond they can develop. The clip is from Russia and it features a dog and mother cat who are reuniting in an alley-like area.

When the cat goes to visit her old friend, she’s not alone.

She brings along her kittens so she can “introduce them” to the pooch – and what takes place is melting the internet’s heart.

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It starts out with the dog and cat face-to-face.

If you hadn’t been clued in that it’s an uplifting video, one might wonder if the two would actually get along. However, the dog’s tail is slightly wagging as she interacts with the cat.

While there isn’t a back story on the pair, Metro shared the following details:

“According to the video poster the cat, a stray, has spent many years on the streets of Russia with the dog, and decided to bring her new kittens to meet her old friend when they got old enough.”

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One of the cat’s babies walks up and appears to interrupt their “conversation.”

Understandably, the dog seems intrigued by the little guy. The mama then paws at her friend, perhaps as a sign of affection – or maybe to advise her to be gentle with her kitten.

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Like a good doggie (and friend), the pooch lays down. Just a moment later the cat is comfortable enough to walk away and leave the kitten with her canine buddy.

Then, another baby approaches and wants to get in on the fun too!

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A viewer pointed out:

“The cat must’ve really loved the dog and trusted the dog. She knew that dog wouldn’t harm them and would be gentle. I don’t know everything about cats but I know a deep friendship when I see it.”

The kittens so sweetly paw at the dog, seeming at ease despite being around a “large” animal.

When the dog gently paws back it’s almost like they’re engaging in a game of patty-cake!

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Get ready to say “aww” watching the three animals play together.

The dog appears to be gentle with the little ones, almost as if she knows they’re her friend’s babies. As for the mama cat? She rests nearby not seeming concerned a single bit.

Likely, she was loving being given a break!

The clip went viral after being uploaded. As of now it’s been watched over 11 million times on YouTube and has received 20K “likes.”

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The grown-ups also get to play and have fun while the kittens are playing. The dog and cat roughhouse a bit, and their bond is clear in the way they play. We don’t know what their whole backstory is, but this moment is truly beautiful to witness.

Check out the kitten introduction in the video below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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