The dog and the kitten adore cuddling and even sharing meals. Even though the kitten has toys, Ginger's tail is his favorite to chase.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 25, 2023. It has since been updated.
After a significant downpour, Ginger Biscuit was discovered drenched to the bone and in need of assistance in a storm. Greenside Animal Hospital received him from his rescuer and because they had no information about his health, they placed him in the isolation ward so he could recuperate and recover in quiet. When Ginger initially arrived at the hospital, he was understandably a little anxious. He was only 8 to 10 weeks old, and because of how bewildered he was, he was somewhat frightened of anyone passing by and tending to him.
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The owners of Greenside Animal Hospital, Drs. Joubert Viljoen and Suzette Greube told The Dodo that Ginger is quiet but very loving and enjoys attention once he gets over his initial fear of contact. "He is a bit wary of people when they enter the isolation ward until he sees us bringing food, then he is happy to creep out of his shell and interact," said the doctors. Ginger was fortunate to have the isolation ward to himself, except for Anne. Anne, a kitten, was also brought to the hospital as a stray after being discovered at a neighboring sports club, hiding in a bush. He was quite frail and covered in ticks and fleas. He was taken to the hospital by one of the club's trainers, and it was clear to all that he was seriously ill. They immediately started working on his recovery and got him comfortable in the isolation ward.
At Greenside Animal Hospital, the dogs and cats are typically kept apart, but the isolation ward is an exception. Crates for Anne and Ginger were located on opposite sides of the room. The personnel believed that there was no possibility that they could have any interaction. But Anne had something else on his mind. One day, when entering the isolation ward, staff members were shocked after they couldn't find Anne in his crate. He was, however, huddled close to the dog in his crate. Viljoen and Greube claimed that they "underestimated the kitten's ability to wriggle itself through the door of the cage he was placed in." "Since the little dog was so frail, we never thought he posed a threat to the kitten, but when we first saw them together, there was definitely a moment of panic, as some dogs don't react well to cats and vice versa," the owner told the publication.
But as soon as the staff saw how gentle Anne was with Ginger and how much they appeared to care for one another, all of their worries vanished. The staff attempted to separate the two again, but it didn't work because the duo would find ways to be with each other. That was it after Anne and Ginger made the decision that they belonged together. Since they are now sharing a crate full-time, Anne and Ginger couldn't be happier. Being with Ginger seems to be assisting Anne's recovery and providing him strength. Anne was very frail when he first arrived at the hospital.
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A video of this sweet encounter was shared by @thatgoodnewsgirl on Instagram, as well. The same was also shared on Greenside Animal Hospital's Facebook page. With these two, "yours, mine, and ours" is undoubtedly the case, according to Viljoen and Greube. They adore cuddling and even sharing meals. Even though the kitten has toys, Ginger's tail is his favorite to chase.