Typically, dogs and cats don’t get along. – you can mostly see one running away from the other. But after all, even humans don’t get along with each other sometimes. However, all it takes is a little patience and the will to know or simply understand the other, and getting along won’t be impossible.
While dogs might not have a very distinctive consciousness, according to science, they seem to be self-aware at a certain level, and also show empathy to other beings. Even to cats!
This wholesome doggo, Raylan, takes care of the cute little kittens in the cat shelter so well. This marks as a pure symbol of love between the dogs and cats.
Recently, a video went viral on social media platforms that show the little doggo taking care of the kittens. And the video in itself is enough to express how sweet and a comforting relationship does the dog and cats share. Luckily, there exist dogs like Raylan and humans like his owner who still think positively. And build a cat shelter for foster cats to comfort them. These cats were those who either lost their moms or were abandoned by their owners. But, no doubt, they are lucky enough to have Raylan with them.
Scroll on below and see just how loving Raylan the dog truly is!
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“Raylan’s a very smart dog who is eager to please and up for any adventure.” – The owner said. “I found out he liked cats when we brought our first foster kitten (Watson) home 6 years ago when Raylan was already 3 years old. He immediately just wanted to play with him and was so gentle and patient. Watson’s now our neighbor and they hang out frequently.”
Raylan_the_dog has over 20k followers on Instagram. A lot of people enjoy the adorable content they post. “Raylan is a purebred mutt who enjoys getting beer for loved ones, road trips, and cuddling with his foster kittens”—that’s what it says in Raylan’s Instagram description. Obviously, he’s a sweetheart. Raylan’s owner explained how they got him: “Raylan was adopted from a high-kill shelter where he was going to be euthanized. Nobody wanted him because he was too high energy and untrained – but clearly no one had tried to train him.”
“I don’t know how he hasn’t gone viral before! We’ve been doing this for years and he’s so amazing,” the owner said.
Raylan has taken care of over 60 kittens in his 9 years of life. That’s a lot of children to have! The owner explained how Raylan takes care of the kittens: “He cleans them constantly (which is very very helpful when they’re really young), as well as playing with them and carrying them around. He also stops them if they try to scratch the sofa.”
The video that went viral features Raylan and two little kittens stumbling to him and then snuggling up to the pooch. The video itself has about 64k views. The comments are full of love and wish for the cats to find a good home. The owner said: “I don’t know how he hasn’t gone viral before! We’ve been doing this for years and he’s so amazing.”
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Stanley thinks Raylan makes a great bed. Raylan thinks Stanley makes a great masseuse. This is the true symbiotic relationship you learned about in biology class. . . . #mamadog #fostercat #catsofinstagram #muttlovers #rescuedog #bestboy #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #interspeciesfriendship #animaloddcouples #dogsandcats #cutenessoverload #cuteanimals
“He’s usually ready for a rest when the kittens leave and never seems sad afterwards, but after a few weeks of alone time he starts to get sad if I don’t get new kittens – and when new kittens come he’s always so happy and excited. New kitten day is his favourite day!” said the owner.
Who would’ve thought that such a high-energy dog would one day be so calm and gentle?
The owner works with a lot of shelters but mostly pays for the care of kittens out of her own pocket. Please consider helping shelters out with a donation! Maybe start fostering animals yourself?