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This Kitten Was Abandoned by Her Mother, So a Golden Retriever Took Her In and Takes Care of Her

Ichimi and Ponzu Instagram

This is Ichimi. With a face like that, how could anyone not want her?! But this baby kitten was rejected by her mother and would have had little chance of survival had she not been rescued by a caring family.

Ichimi and Ponzu Instagram

The family (@shimejiwasabi on Instagram) regularly rescues homeless kitties, so no one—pets included—were surprised to see the new face. But the family's Golden Retriever, Ponzu, had a special reaction: From the moment Ponzu saw Ichimi, he instantly took over caring for the cat.

Ichimi and Ponzu Instagram

Ponzu apparently has a soft spot for the "little needy" kittens. "After losing his previous foster kitten to a new forever home, he was heartbroken," his owners explains. "Then he found Ichimi, who was desperate to be loved. The two instantly bonded and now Ponzu is very protective of his little kitten and refuses to let her out of his sight."

Ichimi and Ponzu Instagram

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Now they do everything together. Ichimi loves her Ponzu.

Ichimi and Ponzu Instagram

And Ponzu loves his Ichimi right back.

Ichimi and Ponzu Instagram

Bonus: This is just another kitten, Wasabi, that we saw on the Instagram account. But...

If the Ichimi-Ponzu of it all didn't get you, this kitten will. How is this even real?!

(H/T Reddit)

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