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Dog loses his best friend then fosters a lot of cats in her memory

Today we have a heartwarming story that will melt your heart about a dog who loves kittens! the dog's name is Zuka and instead of being natural enemies with cats, Zuka decided that she loves caring for little kittens, with that being said, these upcoming pictures will bring a smile to your face.

Cute Kittens
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1- Cute Kittens

Zuka is an old dog that loves spending time with kittens. although, who can blame her for being in love with these little cute bundles of fur?

adopted her from an animal shelter
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2- Getting Adopted by Ronda

This is Zuka and her story starts when Ronda Layne adopted her from an animal shelter. Zuka stayed for more than 6 months inside a steel cage, but everything changed when Ronda saw her.

Adorable Dog
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3- Adorable Dog

"When I first saw her at a Humane Society shelter in 2006, I noticed there was something very different about her compared to the other dogs", said Ronda. the woman knew that she had to adopt Zuka after seeing this next thing!

Dog Sitting Quietly
Image by Doris Metternich from Pixabay

4- Sitting Quietly

"She was sitting quietly and barely wagging her tail while the other dogs were jumping up and down and barking", added Ronda. this made it clear to Ronda that Zuka was special. let's see what she did next.

Lots of Cats
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5- Cat Lover

Even though Ronda is a cat lover, she knew that her house had room for a dog. however, there was still an issue that Ronda needed to solve before deciding to adopt Zuka. what could this issue be?

6- Lots of Cats

Ronda's house is filled with cats and the woman didn't know how Zuka would react to them. keep reading to see how Ronda found out that Zuka is the perfect dog for her. because it's amazing!

Happy Dog And Cat
Image by Ilona Ilyés from Pixabay

7- Happy Dog

I wondered how she'd do around cats I had at the time, so I took her into the shelter's cattery to see what would happen. Zuka walked up to the cats and wagged her tail. "Right then, I decided to adopt her", said Ronda. and she made the best decision ever! here's why...

8- The New Home

Without giving it any second thought, Ronda took Zuka to her home and the most amazing thing happened right from the moment that Zuka stepped through the doors of her new home.

Dog And Cat Goofing Around
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9- New Best Friend

Zuka instantly bonded with one of Ronda's cats. the cat's name was Stout and she was very special. this was amazing to see and Ronda knew she made the right decision by taking Zuka in.

10- Goofing Around

Zuka and her new best friend loved to goof around. not only that, but the two animals had lots of fun together. Sadly, things took a sudden turn when Stout got ill.

Cat Passes Away
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11- Stout is ill

A couple of years have passed since Zuka and Stout became friends and sadly, Stout became ill. the cat was 17 years old and her chances of survival were very low. what happened next will shock you!

12- Stout Passes Away

Unfortunately, Stout didn't get well and she passed away. this broke Ronda's heart and Zuka was never the same.

13- Acting Strange

Ronda says that Zuka started acting really strange after Stout passed away. Although, who could blame Zuka for being sad when her best friend was no longer with her?

14- Tiny Kittens

A couple of months passed since Stout passed away and Ronda started volunteering at an animal rescue center. Ronda also volunteered to take in little kittens that needed a home. guess how the pooch reacted to all of these kittens!

Dog And Cat Meeting for the First Time
Image by Tony from Flickr

15- Monkey

One of those little kittens was called "Monkey" and to everyone's surprise, Monkey managed to bring a smile to Zuka's face! you won't believe what Ronda had to say about Zuka and Monkey's first meeting.

16- Meeting for the First Time

"Monkey jumped on Zuka and tried to nurse on her, and they were soon curled up together like best friends. Zuka weighs 50 pounds, but she was very careful around Monkey and was always patient and gentle. I knew right then that she had a gift", said Ronda. And that's not all!

17- Surrogate Mother

It seems like Monkey somehow managed to bring Zuka in better spirits. not only that but Monkey also helped the pooch remember how much she loves little kittens because the dog started acting like a surrogate mother for other cats. This next photo is amazing!

18- Loving Dog

Even though a pitbull might be an unlikely surrogate mother for kittens, Zuka was doing a great job! the kittens were happy to have someone care for them while Zuka was more than happy to help.

Dog And Cat Incredible Story
Image by Alan Bruce from Flickr

19- Zuka is a Caring Surrogate Mother

Ronda says that one of the most amazing things about watching Zuka spend time with cats is the way she acts with them. Zuka seems to know which cats are more feral and which are not and adjusts her behavior according to that.

20- An Incredible Story

Who would've thought that a pit bull could be so in love with kittens? well, dogs and cats are known as natural enemies, Zuka and her friends sure made an exception to that rule!

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