When her mother rejected her, Ichimi the kitten was adopted by Ponzu, the golden retriever, and his human best friend Jessiepon. They started nursing her until she recovered and got her full health back. Ponzu played the guardian role very well with Ichimi.
Ichimi has granted Ponzu the comfort he needed the most after his heartbreak after Wasabi’s loss. Wassabi is a kitten that Jessiepon and Ponzu rescued from an attack by crows. Then, she died in August. Currently, Ponzu has a new baby to take a good care of.
Surprisingly, Unusual friendships between different animals are not rare. We have published an article before about unusual friendships between German Shepherds and other animals. It’s proof that animals from different species can be friends.