Large dogs are usually quite aloof around small kittens, but Ruadh, a Ridgeback dog is an exception to this rule. This dog loves to play with foster kittens whenever he can.
By, 26 Apr 2019
When Sam Pearson, a mobile sandwich seller, recently posted a video of two cute foster kittens, he didn’t expect his post to become an internet sensation. His sister is caring for these two kittens for the Cat Rescue Centre in Wanaka. They were discovered at only two weeks old, by the Ridgeback dog when out walking with his human owners’ Paddy and Katy, thrown out onto the side of the road. Now Ruadh, a large dog has taken these two adorable foster kittens under her care.
Dog cares for and play with tiny kittens
The two foster kittens have been named Toa and Mane. The large Ridgeback dog, whose name Ruadh means “red”, has great fun with her kittens, as she plays gently, yet all the time pulling at a piece of string. Of course it’s a natural reaction for felines when playing to chase after a piece of string or ribbon, but for these two foster kittens, playtime with the large dog is just so much fun! Even when the cats are playing with a paper bag, Ruadh continues to tease them and play tug-of-war with the string.
Two foster kittens now searching for their forever home
When Sam posted a video of the dog gently playing with her foster kittens to social media, it gained a lot of publicity. Not only does the video melt the internet's hearts, but the attention may just help to find a new permanent home for Toa and Mane, although in reality, it looks like they’re settled already with Paddy and Katy, Ruadh’s owners.
My sister’s dog saw her using a string to play with the kittens so now he uses it to play with them 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/xkyuqGbuaT— Sam Pearson (@greeneggs_) April 21, 2019