Aww!
Cat meets his family’s new golden retriever puppy
The cat wasn't sure what to make of the puppy at first.
Irene Markianou
03.15.22

The Matthews family is what you would call a large family. Mom, dad, a toddler, three giant Alaskan Malamutes, a cat, and eight fish — definitely not what you would call a quiet house.

The couple welcomed their baby girl two years ago, and as soon as they brought her home, they made sure to introduce her to the pack, so that they could bond from the very first moment and co-exist harmoniously.

Similarly, when their sister got a new Golden Retriever puppy, the family decided to host him for a few days so that the Malamutes wouldn’t feel he was a threat when he visited.

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So, they kept Buddy the retriever in their house for a few days in order to bond with the other animals of the house. And, indeed, this idea worked very well with the other dogs of the house. The Malamutes welcomed Buddy, and they accepted him as one of their own.

The problem was their kitty, Milo.

Milo or Milomute, as they like to call him, is a “Mainecoon cross who thinks he’s a malamute,” as one can read on his Instagram account.

Once the puppy got used to the new environment, it was time to introduce him to the cat of the house. And, of course, the cat’s owners couldn’t not catch Milo’s reactions on camera.

YouTube - Life With Malamutes
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YouTube - Life With Malamutes

As you can see in the video they uploaded on YouTube, the cat isn’t excited about meeting a new canine friend.

In the beginning, Milo keeps a safe distance from Buddy, and he doesn’t even want his owner to take him close to the new “guest”.

He just sits there, obviously feeling threatened and angry, and waits for the newcomer to make a move.

YouTube - Life With Malamutes
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YouTube - Life With Malamutes

But the puppy keeps sleeping, so, with some encouragement from his dad, Milo approaches the new dog and smells him.

What he realizes immediately is that he doesn’t smell like a Malamute, his smell is not familiar to him. And then he discovers that he can move, too. That’s when he decides that it’s better to stay away.

More than a day passes, and Milo keeps seeing the puppy everywhere.

YouTube - Life With Malamutes
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YouTube - Life With Malamutes

It seems to him that his mom and dad are trying to bring the puppy close to him for no obvious reason. “Just keep him away from me, alright?” looks like he’s thinking.

Little by little, and while Buddy still keeps sleeping most of the time, the cat starts getting braver and braver and makes moves to approach him.

YouTube - Life With Malamutes
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YouTube - Life With Malamutes

He goes close to him and smalls him, he sits closer to him on the couch. Yet, he still looks like he cannot accept him as a member of the family for the time being.

More time passes, and Milo seems to be realizing that the dog will be spending much time with them from now on, so he just has to accept it.

YouTube - Life With Malamutes
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YouTube - Life With Malamutes

Indeed, about two weeks later, Milo seems willing to co-exist with the puppy, and we can see them both lying on the couch.

A sweet friendship may have started here. Make sure to watch the video below!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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