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Viewers shocked at video of cat and dog, then realise it’s not what they think

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Sometimes things are not exactly as they seem and it’s a good idea to take a closer look before drawing any conclusions. You might want to watch this video twice.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 17/08/2020, 12:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

The first few seconds of this video are troubling to watch. A Golden Retriever seems to be holding a cat in its mouth and dragging it across the floor.

Optical illusion

At first, people viewing the video may wonder what in ‘dog’s’ name is happening – what could the cat possibly have done to merit such treatment? And what’s more, why is the owner just filming this gory scene instead of getting involved?

But when the dog comes closer to the camera, viewers can see that the persecution taking place is actually the other way around! The cat’s teeth are gripping hard at the dog’s skin, and as the dog walks around, the cat just holds on tight.

All fun and games

Luckily, Goldens have quite thick fur, so we’re sure this pup didn’t feel more than a tight grip. In fact, the dog acts pretty relaxed, so we assume the two are good friends who are just having a bit of sibling fun.

We do hope the cat finally let go in the end! This Golden is an angel for being so patient.

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