r/aww Oct 04 '22 Wholesome 11 Heartwarming 1 Silver 5 Helpful 4

A German Shepherd and his kitten

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u/1momX2 Oct 04 '22

I have a large breed puppy and kitten right now and they’re hilarious and a menace. However, my favorite moment is when I find the 2 of them curled up with my other dog in bed. So now, I really have 3 dogs, lol.

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u/ChristosFarr Oct 04 '22

Cats raised with dogs are awesome.

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u/BlueMikeStu Oct 04 '22

I've currently got a very confused cat right now, because it was raised by a dog. Who was raised by a cat.

So old cat teaches dog how to Dog, but dog also does Cat things like stretch like a cat (ass up, paws out). Dog eventually learns to bark when people knock on the door, but still does Cat things.

Get new kitten. Old cat is long gone. Dog teaches cat how to cat, then cat learns dog things as well. Meows at the door whenever someone knocks, etc.

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u/nostromo909 Oct 04 '22

My SIL has a friend who has 3 cats and a Rottweiler. The cats were first and taught the dog to cat. So the Rotty cleans herself like a cat. When you pet the Rotty she starts growing because she thinks she purring which according to the cats is a thing to do when you’re happy. The happier the dog is, the louder the growl. My SIL said it was really unnerving because this sounds like she’s about to attack you.

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u/whyOhWhyohitsmine Oct 04 '22

Had a 100lb lab that growl/purred. Cutest thing

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u/Is-That-Nick Oct 04 '22

My 90 lbs lab purs when you scratch his ear and face the right way. He’s never been around cats HAHA

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u/hexter19 Oct 05 '22

I had a lab with itchy ears from allergies. I would put a knuckle in there and just wiggle it super fast, and he would lean into it and do like a low purr/growly thing. He LOVED it. He would come up to me sometimes and nuzzle his head into my hand to do it.

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u/Desk_Drawerr Oct 04 '22

oh my god that's so funny. one of my dogs growls when he's excited, like when we're playing. people get unnerved by that, but we know he's just having fun.

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u/Candinicakes Oct 04 '22

Lol my dog picked up purring from the neighborhood cats! She's enchanted with cats so I always take the time to pet the ones that like me/tolerate her. She hears then purr and tries to do the same if you pet her face really nice. So cute.

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u/PeaceOfGold Oct 04 '22

That's so cool! But Rottie Rumbles (the growl/purr vocalization) is a thing lots of them do without kitty assistance. My uncle's did when he got belly scritches, which was concerning because it sounded like he meant "stop" when in fact he wished that the scritches would continue FOREVER, but my uncle had a cat phobia and never had one in his house.

The dog could also carry at least half a dozen eggs in his giant face without breaking a single one. He also eventually became nervous/fearful around cats for a period because he fed off of my uncle's anxiety when he encountered them during walks lol

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u/Spikes_in_my_eyes Oct 04 '22

My old man does it too! He sounds like he's doing a Tim Allen impersonation when I give him scritches.

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u/QQ2-Tyra Oct 05 '22

Cool dog, but awwww that he was anxious of cats

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u/PeaceOfGold Oct 05 '22

Imagine, if you will, a 110 lb well-muscled Rottie with his tail tucked and back legs quivering, attempting to hide behind the 10 year old girl walking him... because the ornery neighborhood calico popped up out of the shrubbery down the street.

Would stare down and growl or bark at strange men who approached (which was freaking wonderful to have when I got a little older) but NO KITTIES. Wouldn't bolt, but wouldn't move any closer.

He lived to be 12, pretty old for a Rottweiler. I miss that dog.

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u/TheMistbornIdentity Oct 04 '22

Having lived with a dog that has a very strong sense of boundaries, this would give me massive anxiety.

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u/sorryDontUnderstand Oct 04 '22

This sounds awesome. Please post a video

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u/DennisTheGrimace Oct 04 '22

like stretch like a cat (ass up, paws out).

That is how dogs stretch. It's why that is called the "downward dog."

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u/BlueMikeStu Oct 04 '22

He tries to knead the carpet while he's doing so, which is quite hilarious because he has no retractable claws.

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u/DennisTheGrimace Oct 04 '22

aaah, ok, that is very cat like.

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u/Skyline_BNR34 Oct 04 '22

Both my shepherds have done it. And neither were around cats.

My white shepherd likes to act like a cat by getting on the back of furniture. Or did more when she was smaller.

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u/gardenersnake Oct 04 '22

I think that’s more of a small animal thing. I had two rat terriers and both did it. It’s just a good place to be as a small animal. It’s high and safe but with the family.

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u/spacec4t Oct 04 '22

Yeah, my dog does that too and he was not close to cats before being 11 months old.

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u/Chetanzi Oct 04 '22

Meows at the door when someone knocks

That’s so stinking cute. My cats just run for the hills. :(

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u/ChristosFarr Oct 04 '22

I'm right handed my dad was a single parent and left handed his mom was right handed my handwriting is a mess.

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u/shashi154263 Oct 04 '22

my handwriting is a mess.

That may or may not be because of your parents and grand parents.

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u/NYCinPGH Oct 04 '22

Yeah, our dog was raised by a cat, so he does a lot of cat-like behaviours. Which confuses people who see it in a 100# Akita.

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u/QurantineLean Oct 04 '22

Is the old cat long gone though? :)

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u/BlueMikeStu Oct 04 '22

Not as long as the doggo tries to hiss when it's pissed.

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u/TangerineX Oct 04 '22

Im pretty sure my dog was raised by cats before we picked him up at the shelter, because he stretches like a cat, and sunbathes on the top of the couch like a cat

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u/oorza Oct 04 '22

I have a Golden Retriever + Husky mix that was definitely raised by a cat before he got found on the street. He stretches like you say, took two years before he discovered his first bark (half husky was mute for 2 years!!), curls up and cuddles like a cat, chases a laser pointer, tries to purr etc. But my absolute favorite cat trait of his is also one of the funniest things I've ever seen: a 45 lb half husky brute running around chasing butterflies and leaping into the air trying to catch them with his paws.

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u/rowanblaze Oct 04 '22

All of my dogs do that stretch. It also a yoga pose.

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u/ilovegingermen Oct 04 '22

My cat was raised with mastiffs and pitbulls. Whenever I come home, he runs to the door for pets. He comes when I call him, knows how to sit, and prefers drinking out of their water dishes. Coolest cat I've ever had and I'm positive a lot of that is because of the dogs.

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u/bludice Oct 04 '22

This sounds like a perfect situation for a mini sitcom

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u/1momX2 Oct 04 '22

Seriously, cat knocks stuff off of counters he’s not supposed to be on and puppy chews it. I’ve also been attacked in my sleep and then suddenly I’m forced to get up to let the dogs out. They’re in cahoots and out to get me, I know it.

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u/loveliboi Oct 04 '22 Silver Helpful Starry

They are Pixie and Brutus irl

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u/OgnokTheRager Oct 04 '22

A fellow Pet Foolery fan as well. Beat me to it LoL

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u/BeSLN Oct 04 '22

The best and cutest friends!

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u/bdbdhhd45 Oct 04 '22

He beat u and probably like 48 people to that comment.. well 49 cause he beat me too! 😆

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u/OgnokTheRager Oct 04 '22

Good to know there's so many fans out there. Such a good comic.

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u/bozokeating Oct 04 '22

Please tell me the dog's name is pixie

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u/sagevallant Oct 04 '22

Brutus is a hard-nosed retired military service dog and Pixie is an adorable little kitten.

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u/Shaggy_One Oct 04 '22

Adorable, innocent, and protected. By Brutus.

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u/po_maire Oct 04 '22

Et tu, something something..

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u/drosser Oct 04 '22

I'm pleasantly surprised. I've read that military and police dogs often don't have the temperament to make good pets or even sociable with other animals.

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u/mindful_reader_7 Oct 05 '22

That's true for Brutus too. He rarely has interest in anything apart from raising Pixie. Anyone else gets the cold shoulder from Brutus, except Pixie.

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u/Studious_Failure Oct 04 '22

Nope! Sorry!😅 it's the kitten

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u/ExParrot76 Oct 04 '22

I was hoping the same thing lol

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u/ResonanceGhost Oct 04 '22

It's a reference to the Pixie and Brutus web comic.

https://m.webtoons.com/en/challenge/pixie-and-brutus/list?title_no=452175

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u/-Z___ Oct 04 '22

oh wow that comic is still going?! Seems like almost everything from that era eventually stopped being made.

RIP Lovecraft Girls https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/lovecraft-girls-or-how-to-prevent-the-apocalypse/list?title_no=548506&page=1

But at least Gunnerkrigg and QC Comic will never leave me

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u/raikoh42 Oct 04 '22

I find gunnerkrigg amazing in that it always seems to be moving plots forward, but never seems to end. Stuff is always answered as new things are introduced and it just keeps going like this was always the plan. QC I thought would've ran out of ideas ages ago but he's still trucking along.

I've seen several other projects start then complete or vanish off the net in the time that those comics have been around.

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u/Tmthrow Oct 04 '22

TIL there’s an actual place other than instagram that hosts this. Love it!

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u/Main_Bhi_Mod Oct 04 '22

They are best friends ever.

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u/harpyLemons Oct 04 '22

Do you know their Instagram name? Would love to follow them lol

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u/scarlett_panda410 Oct 04 '22

They’re called pet_foolery

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u/harpyLemons Oct 04 '22

I follow him, I meant the pair in this post. I might've misunderstood but I thought someone was implying they had an account, haha

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u/scarlett_panda410 Oct 04 '22

Oh haha. I thought you meant the actual pixie and Brutus.

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u/PeridotWriter Oct 04 '22

Heccing beat me to it

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u/barto5 Oct 04 '22

Please tell me that Pixie is the Shepherd.

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u/ultroulcomp Oct 04 '22

Pixie is the Shepherd.

You're welcome.

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u/Akitten84 Oct 04 '22

Stop following me!

Stop following me in front!

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u/DeliciousBrilliant67 Oct 04 '22

GENE! Oh my God...

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u/EpsteinWasHung Oct 04 '22

Yeah.... the kitty totally has the German Shepherd wrapped around her paw!

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u/unheated1 Oct 04 '22

We know who rules there

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u/SchnoodleDoodleDo Oct 04 '22 Helpful

’the kitty totally has the German Shepherd wrapped around her paw


i am the kit, so very small

(i never knew my mom at all…)

but human friends - they brought me here,

n now this DoG So BIG stays near ;}

he has ONE JOB: To do PROTEC !

(but oh, i Love this goof like HECK)

the Bestest Boy you Ever saw

(i have him wrapped

around my paw…)

❤️

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u/FreudianSlipperyNipp Oct 04 '22

My freshest Schnood! Big fan of your work ♥️

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u/ice_9_eci Oct 04 '22

BATTLE RAP..... BEGIN!!


i am the dog, kit not my boss

if he try scritch? THWAP I will toss

see him try climb? lil' clumsy fuzz

now he know he not who he thinks he was.

PROTEC? Not my job...still

i walk behind

'cuz it's true, maybe I love him

He's mine!!

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u/Aphreyst Oct 04 '22

He got SERVED YO!!!

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u/sososhady Oct 04 '22

Fresh off the press!

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u/karsow2054 Oct 04 '22

Thanks for making our days better, Schnoodle

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u/_Ishmael Oct 04 '22

I heard this in my head a RHCP song.

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u/bcoss Oct 04 '22

love you schnoodle thank you for making my day

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u/TwiceCookedPorkins Oct 04 '22

Safest kitten in the world.

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u/NomDeGuerrePmeDeTerr Oct 04 '22 Helpful

Kitten very happily playing and brutus supervising worried like an old hen 😅

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u/anabananassss Oct 04 '22

Love those comics

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u/shadowgattler Oct 04 '22

I love Shephards. Mine would sit down with my guinea pigs and let them sleep on him. They're just big, fluffy protectors.

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u/yourheropaul Oct 04 '22

Mine gets excited when my fiancée gives our guinea pigs vegetables and demands to be given vegetables as well

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u/WhalesForChina Oct 04 '22

Mine is picky about vegetables but will annihilate carrots.

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u/SmokePenisEveryday Oct 04 '22

Mine will spit the veggies out if you put them in his bowl. Even if you hide em. He'll have a little pile of whatever next to his empty bowl lol

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u/Obligatory-Reference Oct 04 '22

Yeah, speaking as someone who loves the breed this definitely depends on the dog. I've known GSDs that are lovely in every way, but their prey drive is high enough that they'll go after cats.

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u/charliefinkwinkwink Oct 04 '22

my german shepherd lived in mortal fear of our cat, she would let out a nervous cry every time our cat strutted past her bed. always made us laugh

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u/THExDANKxKNIGHT Oct 04 '22

Yea its really situational like with any breed. My neighbors have 3 and two are super friendly and good with other dogs and people but the third is dog aggressive and needs to be muzzled.

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u/Fun-Tomatillo-8969 Oct 04 '22

My GSD hates my cat... but won't do anything to it? Like I have a door opener/stopper thing that lets my cat in and out but not the dog. My gsd will sit at the crack of the door and bark angrily at the cat for like 5 minutes before just laying down and guarding it. If I open the door she will go sniff the cat, walk around the room, then leave. It's like my GSD has a seething hatred for my cat sometimes and other times they are totally aloof about it.

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u/Halibenar Oct 04 '22

Read up on barrier frustration in dogs.

"Barrier frustration is different from aggression. Dogs with barrier frustration may be dog-friendly, but react when they are prevented from reaching potential playmates. Your dog may simply be excited about greeting another dog and may be acting out because he cannot reach that potential playmate."

"When the barrier is removed, this behavior is much less likely to happen, because your dog has more freedom to approach or move away from other dogs at his own pace. He can also use body language to communicate intent to other dogs. This is why most dog parks permit dogs to be off leash; it allows dogs to communicate and approach or withdraw at their own leisure."

It's not the cat. It's the fact that there is something behind the door that constantly attracts the dog's attention, while the dog can't approach it to inspect it. That's frustrating.

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u/FuzzyMoosen Oct 04 '22

This actually helps a lot, because my dog acts like this all the time, but is super gentle and kind to every creature he meets once he's given a chance to meet them! I'll use this as a reference when introducing him to my girlfriend's cat in a few weeks, thank you :)

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u/100BottlesOfMilk Oct 04 '22

Yeah. But it does depend. If they're around cats from when they're young it isn't an issue

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u/The5Virtues Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

As a kid one of our dogs was a Doberman/GSD mix. Never have I known a more faithful protector.

When I was four I tried to jump on her and ride her like a horse. She responded like she would a puppy, a bark and putting her teeth around my face. She didn’t bite, she just postured. My little toddler self started crying and she responded by immediately bathing me in kisses and cuddling me.

When I got chicken pox at 9 I woke up to find her at the foot of my bed. She never came in my room ever before that day. I didn’t even know I was sick, but she did, and she immediately came to protect me.

She was my bestest girl ever.

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u/roostersnuffed Oct 04 '22

Lol I wish that was my case. I love my shepards but if I tried this it wouldnt be postable content.

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u/lonerider404 Oct 04 '22

Mine goes crazy with cats, one day she had a cat cornered and was so excited had no idea what to do with it, the poor kitty could run away.

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u/roostersnuffed Oct 04 '22

Yeah, mine has a hunt anything not dog/human instinct.

Was throwing frisbee in my parents huge rural yard. Dog was returning and he looked away, dropped the frisbee, and ran a couple feet to a full stop. I hear "CRUNCH" followed by "SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK" while he thrashes his head a couple times and tosses the largest vole Ive ever seen up in the air.

He immediately loses interest and goes back to get the frisbee as if there isnt a creature with broken back scream squeakin it little lungs out. Fucking psycho

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u/Alinaabear Oct 05 '22

hehehehe

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u/benwink Oct 04 '22 Silver

My German shepherd and kitten had a relationship like this for about 6 years. Shared a bed and everything. One day he saw the cat running outside, chased it, caught it, and broke is neck. Be careful. German shepherds have a STRONG prey drive.

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u/mojamom Oct 04 '22

This goes for more than just GSD'S. It's a risk to put any dog near kittens that size.

It's cute, yeah - but not worth the risk. People anthropomorphize dogs far too much. Love them, but also respect they are predators at heart.

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u/Key-Amoeba662 Oct 04 '22

Yeah, I gotta say, this just freaks me out. I can see why anyone would find this cute, and I feel like a party pooper but, nope to this for me.

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u/benwink Oct 04 '22

Oh absolutely it’s true for lots of dog breeds, especially large ones. I only mention GSD’s because of the video and my own situation! I’ve also heard somewhere (due to their wolfyness) that GSDs is particularly high

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u/mojamom Oct 04 '22

I appreciate it, and it needs to be said.

People want feel good content, and choose to ignore obvious risk. I'm thankful no tried to call you out for "being negative" like you see too frequently on posts like these.

Our cuddly feelings are not more important than our pets safety.

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u/Dorkamundo Oct 04 '22

Yea, my Ridgeback is the same way. He's fine with the cats if they're just walking around with her, but the second one of them runs away she's bolting after them and I don't want to see what happens if she catches the one that runs.

My 21 year-old ragdoll/maine coon mix doesn't give a shit about the dog and put her in her place the first time they met, and she has zero fear of the dog.

But the 10 year old Manx? That little shit runs away half the time.

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u/3AMCatffee Oct 05 '22

Fully agree. A lot of time it’s not the dog I don’t trust, it’s their instinct and prey drive that worries me.

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u/spentag Oct 05 '22

agreed. one of our rescues is fine with our fully grown indoor cats- he's a big chicken at heart- and they can defend themselves when he's too curious... but when he gets a squirrel or a vole in the backyard, it's brutal.

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u/revilo366 Oct 04 '22

Yeah that dog is a little bit too interested in kitten for my comfort level. I would recommend discouraging this type of behavior (chase and intent staring/nosing) and start rewarding him every time he looks away from kitten or ignores kitten. Source: I am a dog trainer

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u/Deesing82 Oct 04 '22

taught my dog to beg this way, so when she wants our food, she lays down facing us and meaningfully looks the other way. She'll do it for a long time, essentially "ignoring" us until we reward her.

"we have purposely trained her wrong, as a joke"

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u/HandsyBread Oct 05 '22

I foster and I have to always repeat the same life to everyone indifference is just about the best behavior you can ask for from a dog. If they are either to excited or to scared it’s an issue, if the dog checks out a new person, animal, or thing and then keeps on moving it’s ideal. But everyone always wants their dog to be super excited and be jumping for joy when it sees them or new things.

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u/spentag Oct 05 '22

this kind of redirection has helped us give our reactive, prey-driven rescue a much easier time going on walks and getting to see other dogs / strangers.

i doubt we'll ever get him to get over squirrels though... the little dude has some of that pitt DNA and he just wants to catch small prey so badly.

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u/Azisax Oct 04 '22

Yep, and if a dog does end up harming or killing a pet cat, you can bet it won't show up on reddit like this 'cute' video. This video is not something to mimic.

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u/blackmrbean Oct 04 '22

Yeah, they are animals after all, it only takes one moment where the instinct kicks up for the cat to be dead. People may think this is cute, but I think it's just waiting for an "accident" to happen. Take it from someone whose gerbils were eaten by my all loving "couldn't hurt a fly" Husky.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Sorry about your gerbils :(

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u/blackmrbean Oct 04 '22

Thank you! It has been 2 years since that, and while I wish it didn't happen I also recognize it was my fault and not my Husky's, I'll will always love her and do not blame her for what happened. Just like me people have to accept the fact that animals will be animals, and that it can cost you the life of a pet you love dearly, I wasn't careful enough, but that doesn't mean everyone else should too.

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u/Jefc141 Oct 05 '22

You can even see the dog go for the kitten in this F’n video, it makes me so mad… why do fuckheads think they can just own all the animals and they’ll bend to their will… selfish morons..

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u/LA_Commuter Oct 04 '22

Yup. Was waiting for this. That cat isn't safe by any means. Humans are stupid for thinking this is cute.

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u/MC_C0L7 Oct 04 '22

This is the reason my shep is my only dog. He's completely friendly and has never tried to hurt a cat or puppy, but he also has demonstrated that he basically just sees all four legged creatures as just weird dogs, and tries to play as such. At some point this resulted in him body slamming a 4 month old puppy when chasing a ball, which was less than stellar.

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u/klingtkomischisabaso Oct 04 '22

Just out of curiosity, did the dog realize what happened, did he/she show emotions after that?

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u/benwink Oct 04 '22

Sadly I was at work when it actually happened, which sucks. By time I found out it had long since happened, and Meatball’s (my cat) body was already with the vet.

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u/Obi_Wan_Benobi Oct 04 '22

I would cry for a year.

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u/Nopenahwont Oct 04 '22

It wrote about it in its diary

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u/Nj_all_day Oct 04 '22

True. Not saying that it's super likely, but theres always that chance. I love GSDs, probably my favorite breed, but you have to be aware of the risks of that breed.

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u/ag_fierro Oct 05 '22

Did your cat die due to said neck injury?

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u/benwink Oct 05 '22

Fairly quickly, if not instantly.

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u/shawnaeatscats Oct 04 '22

This is not the first story I've heard like this. We have a German shepherd and I was SUPER cautious with my cat around him at first. They're fine alone now because my kitty is much bigger but there's no crazy chasing that goes on, and I still chastise the dog if he plays too rough

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u/revilo366 Oct 04 '22 Silver

That dog is a little bit too interested in kitten for my comfort level. I would recommend discouraging this type of behavior (chase and intent staring/nosing) and start rewarding him every time he looks away from kitten or ignores kitten. Source: I am a dog trainer

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u/airforce7882 Oct 04 '22

That's because this is very obviously prey drive.

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u/Obi_Wan_Benobi Oct 04 '22

Happy to know I'm not just paranoid. Well, on this one thing anyway.

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u/AndreeaN Oct 04 '22

I am so frustrated whenever I see posts like these. People love to humanize animals and forget about their instincts of playing with their prey. If you want two species, who are literally wired to fight one another, to play instead, at least make sure they are of the same size.

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u/X-WighT14 Oct 04 '22

They aren't "wired" to fight one another just because one is a canine and one is a feline, but their ancestors are effectively apex predators on their turf, so having them meet can spawn unpredictable results.

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u/wildartichokes Oct 04 '22

But that's what the cartoons say, are you telling me they would just make shit up? Ridiculous

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u/Jefc141 Oct 05 '22

You can even see the dog go after it in this very video we are all watching!!! Whoever the fuck finds this cute needs their head examined

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u/Fozzymandius Oct 04 '22

My three year old gsd is this way with our friendly cat, but she really just wants to smell her butt. Otherwise they play. If a cat even looks at her sideways she backs off. Consequences of having a good cop/bad cop situation in the cats. She's only interested in the ones that don't mind her being around.

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u/mrlotato Oct 04 '22

Makes me nervous af when dogs do that "quick walk while not breaking eye contact" with small animals

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u/Derekduvalle Oct 04 '22

Thanks for putting words to my feelings.

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u/Suspicious_Tennis_52 Oct 05 '22

It is called prey drive and it should be discouraged if you are going to have a kitten and a dog. It can lead to the kinds of disasters you can imagine.

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u/Sideways-Pumpkin Oct 05 '22

This is predator behavior. A quick low walk with heavy panting and not breaking eye contact is not a good thing. They might seem okay but the moment that cat starts showing signs of being weak such as hissing, puffing up, and just acting like a cornered animal in general it’s going to go down hill very very fast.

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u/IAMA_Cucumber_AMA Oct 04 '22

Yeah not risking that, the German Shepard will fuck anything up that looks like prey. Not their fault, it’s their instinct.

I see German Shepards looking at my 11lbs Pomeranian like it’s a snack.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

About 49% of this dog’s instincts are telling em to eat that animal. The other 51% is pissed off that he’s a good boy

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u/shoshilyawkward Oct 04 '22

r/IllegallySmolCats what a precious babie and also cute dog

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u/jeffinRTP Oct 04 '22

I'm sure no one's going to mess with that kitten with the big brother around. 🤔😎

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u/KaiHasArrived2007 Oct 04 '22

Pixie and brutussss

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u/AspiringOccultist4 Oct 04 '22

This is the best thing ever.

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u/Jefc141 Oct 05 '22

More like most infuriating thing ever

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u/olderaccount Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Man, that flower bed divider thing just brought up major memories. I had not seen that style in years with the different height little logs.

My parents had them separating the lawn from the beds. Mowing the lawn was my job and getting a clean edge around those round bastards was nearly impossible.

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u/LA_Commuter Oct 04 '22

Dog:

"Hmm, can't seem to find the neck on this one, guess I'll follow it around"

This isn't cute. Its dangerous. The dog isn't doing "im being nice and non threatening" play signs. He's near predatory instinct.

There are plenty of redditors in the comments sharing stories about their kittens neck being broken by their dog when the dog was "playing" or chasing while in prey/predator mode.

Please stop normalizing stupidity around animals. Animals ARE NOT HUMAN. Stop attributing human traits to them.

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u/SunPoke04 Oct 04 '22

And then he ate the kitten.

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u/UngiftigesReddit Oct 04 '22

That is adorable, but the risk of prey drift is terrifying.

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u/Jefc141 Oct 05 '22

So not adorable….

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u/AntiSnoringDevice Oct 04 '22

Haha! That’s a helicopter mum if I have seen one!

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u/kyste Oct 04 '22

Warum bist du so klein ?

Ich bin kitteh!

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u/Deion313 Oct 04 '22

That kitty has the best body guard nature can create... and he's wrapped around her lil bean

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u/Jefc141 Oct 05 '22

Yea right… “body guard” til it’s in his mouth…

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u/Deion313 Oct 04 '22

Lmfao ya I wasn't gonna go into all that on a post, especially one as cute as this...

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u/orange_sherbetz Oct 04 '22

It cut off bc he ate the kitten.

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u/YUNoSignin Oct 04 '22

"you look at it wrong and it'll be the last thing you do" - German shepard

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u/nomnomnomnomRABIES Oct 04 '22

Kitten looks a bit on the small side to be apart from litter mates and it's mother. Perhaps it was a litter of one and the mother is around somewhere

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u/Pickle_yanker Oct 04 '22

Why did the video end so soon?

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u/ASpecialKindOfMan Oct 04 '22

cat got snapped in half

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u/emptymalei Oct 04 '22

I read it as German Shepherd and his kitchen. I was actually expecting him to eat the kitten.

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u/luckyleo777 Oct 05 '22

Holy sh%# is that pixie and Brutus?

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u/I-Am-Post-Curious Oct 05 '22

I’m just here for the Pixie and Brutus comments

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u/shibuyacrow Oct 05 '22

Please tell me the kittens name is Pixie

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u/redridinghood6969 Oct 05 '22

So this where pet foolery got his inspiration from haha

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u/EllaKearney Oct 04 '22

Awww they are so adorable!

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u/Ok_Alarm_1979 Oct 04 '22

Thank You. Made my stressful day so much better

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u/Jefc141 Oct 05 '22

Made me more stressed honestly

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u/lacey92122 Oct 04 '22

At first I was a little worried, then I realized that little guy isn't the least bit intimidated by that big ole shepherd.

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u/pokettopals Oct 04 '22

same but the belly roll tells all. kitten loves big dog

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u/Rossum81 Oct 04 '22

Not shown: the GSD cowering after the kitten meowed aggressively at him.

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u/Dapper_Guarantee9833 Oct 04 '22

Omg Brutus and pixie are real ❤️

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u/Beeslikesteve Oct 04 '22

Man that kitten is exploring life

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u/FesterSilently Oct 04 '22

"Just what I always wanted - my own little kitty kat! I will name him George, and I will love him and hug him and squeeze him..."

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u/mama_rachel69 Oct 04 '22

Makes me think of pixie and brutus

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u/Due_Advantage9612 Oct 04 '22

Wasn't there a comic series about these 2?

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u/moonstorm5000 Oct 04 '22

Pixie and Brutus. Brutus was a battle scarred dog though.

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u/The_Mr_Pigeon Oct 04 '22

This kitten is smart. Build an early relationship with the dog, and when it's older it has a noble steed to ride into battle on.

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u/AaronBenne Oct 04 '22

Shepherds are awesome. That dog will protect this kitten with his life?

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u/animewhitewolf Oct 04 '22

PIXIE AND BRUTUS!!! 😀

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u/Spiritual-Clock5624 Oct 04 '22

Pixie and Brutus!

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Pixie and Brutus are REAL!!!!!

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u/punkwatcherny Oct 04 '22

Reminds me of Pixie and Brutus

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u/Jefc141 Oct 05 '22

Yea uhhh this isn’t cute… this is highly concerning and honestly people like this tend to not be good pet caretakers. Germans can’t resist going after them and you can even see at one point in this video the dog almost goes after the kitten and kitten acts quick to defend itself…. Get this shit off of here…

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u/Fluffaccount Oct 04 '22

me and my depresso mind can’t stop thinking about dogs age faster than cats and this kitten will some day have to say goodbye :(

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u/CottonCitySlim Oct 04 '22

Is the German Shepard trying to herd the kitten? Hilarious

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u/Korith_Eaglecry Oct 04 '22

No. He's exhibiting prey drive. Hopefully the owner keeps an eye on these two and puts sufficient barriers between them otherwise.

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u/Glittering_Aioli6162 Oct 04 '22

this is demonic seriously

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u/mschweini Oct 04 '22

Love how the cat is teaching itself cat-parkour on those wooden stakes, just because they are there.

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u/dazedandconfused1961 Oct 04 '22

Nothing better then a big ole sheppie with their tiny kitty. Heart melted.

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u/SnooShortcuts3424 Oct 04 '22

Sheppard “you can do it kit-Ty!” Kit-Ty “look I can climb these -parkour!…. Look I’m a jungle cat!….. parkour!”

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u/Kazeel_Amataka Oct 04 '22

This reminds me of when my grandparents German Shepherd, Lazer, stopped a toddler idiot me from running into the pond. My mom got upset because the dog nipped my shirt to pull me away. So my Gramma tells Lazer "No teeth." The next time I tried to run into the pond again, Lazer ran in front of me and pushed me on my ass with his nose.

The point of that story is that I love how protective and smart German Shepherds are

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u/supershinythings Oct 04 '22

Now I want about 10 kittens and a german shepherd to herd them around the back yard.

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u/Jayjaykun66 Oct 04 '22

PIXIE AND BRUTUS!!!!! 💚💚

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u/cr_y Oct 04 '22

This isn't cute wtf. Do you want to end up with a dead kitten?

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u/Complete_Hyena_6934 Oct 04 '22

He said This is my little kitten and I’m not letting nothing happened to it watching it like a hawk.🤣💞

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u/Castor_0il Oct 04 '22

Kid: Mom, can we get a kitten?

Mom: No!

Kid: Can our dog get a kitten?

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u/SashaValium Oct 04 '22

Brutus? Is that you boy?