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Golden retrievers are popular among families for many reasons. But one of the most commonly cited is how gentle these dogs are. Their docile demeanor makes them well suited to households with children and even those with newborn babies.
But golden retrievers’ gentle nature is not just for the benefit of humans. These dogs also know how to shower their kindness and tenderness toward other animals. Take, for example, newborn kittens.
If you are somehow doubtful, we have a video to prove our claim. Watch the video below, and we’ll have you convinced in no time.
In the video, we have a cat that has recently given birth. She’s licking away at her litter, trying to keep them clean. If that’s not adorable enough, there’s also a golden retriever in the picture.
The golden retriever has its head resting near the newborn kittens and their mother. The dog looks like it’s so captivated by the miracle of life. Maybe it can’t believe how all those kittens came from the cat’s tummy.
The golden retriever is well-behaved. It gently sniffs the newborn kittens. But it’s not making any drastic movements, as if aware that doing so will scare the newborn kittens. The golden retriever stays as silent as possible, in awe of the feline mother and her litter.
When the kittens are strong enough to crawl on their won, they get to hang out with the golden retriever. And the dog is more than happy to look after them and play with them. The golden retriever becomes a surrogate parent to the kittens.
So while the kittens’ mom is at work, doing what cats do, she has nothing to worry about. She knows that her litter is safe with her canine friend. Meanwhile, our golden retriever is thankful to be of service.
Thanks to Viral Paws