Cattle Dog and Disabled Kitten Become Buddies

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Cattle Dog and Disabled Kitten Become Buddies

Don't worry, Max the cattle dog and Ralphee the kitten are here to brighten your Monday.

A video published on April 29 that shows the unlikely friends hanging out has almost a million views. Of course the Internet loves getting its fix of cute dogs and cats, but this bond is a little different. According to the video's description, Ralphee suffers from a neurological disorder called feline cerebellar hypoplasia, or CH, which affects the part of her brain that controls motor skills and coordination.

Because of CH, Ralphee is a bit wobbly and loopy as she bounces around on her paws, but her life expectancy is the same as any other feline.

The video's description explains that as soon as Ralphee came home, Max was never far behind. The older cattle dog looks after the feline, occasionally exchanging a kiss and always watching over her.

"Ralphee is growing more mischievous by the day and loves to see what Max is doing as well," wrote Adam Cox, the video's publisher, in the description. "She will often get excited when he is nearby and leap in the air before playfully charging in his direction."

Viewers of the video are left smitten by the two pets.

"What a beautiful girl," Damon Hattan commented. "I started watching it feeling sorry for her but finished with tears in my eyes because she seems such a happy kitten."

"Dog Befriends Disabled Kitten" is housed on the Wakaleo Animal Channel, which Cox launched in January, on YouTube.