When you think of dogs and cats, you normally think of them as arch-nemeses. Ever watched the film Cats & Dogs? We all know, though, that cats and dogs can be the sweetest paring. Recently, a TikTok user caught their dog being the most cutest thing ever to their cat (who just had her last litter of kittens) involving a bed and a blanket.
Dog Sweetly Puts Kittens to Bed With Fuzzy Blanket
This dog takes his big brother job seriously with his cat sister! TikToker Julieta Gonzalez Laplace (julietagonzalezla1) recorded her dog putting her cat’s newborn kittens to bed. Mama cat is lying down on her bed with her kittens cuddled around her, nursing away. Her dog, Balu, a dachshund, grabs part of the blanket and starts to pull it over the kittens. After all, newborns get cold pretty easily, don’t they?
All this is done in six seconds to the wonderful tune we all heard in our childhood: “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” from Pixar’s Toy Story. The song itself used for the video is a Spanish rendition. Mama kitty watched Balu the entire time, making sure her kittens stayed safe. How heartwarming is that?
Video via TikTok/julietagonzalezla1
The Best Nanny in the World
The video itself has over 3 million views, over 176,000 likes, and thousands of comments!
“Soooo precious. Just shows animals are better than humans about getting along and pure love!!!!🥰🥰🥰🥰” said one TikTok user.
“Sooo SWEET! My Yorkie/Maltese, Teddy, does that same thing with his nose! Poor Mom Cat!”
“I’ve got this, thank you!”😼” said another user.
Balu has definitely got this! In one of several follow-up videos, you can see “the best nanny in the world” cuddled up in the bed wearing a Superman outfit. Balu really is Superman taking care of those kittens! Balu snuggles in with the sleeping kittens, ready for a nap himself. Must be all that work of grooming and tucking in for bed with the blanket!
The caption reads: “The best nanny in the world.” or “El mejor niñero del mundo.”
Uncle Balu and the Kittens
Balu’s video with his kitty sister went into a viral frenzy, prompting more videos of the two with the kittens. In more recent TikToks, we see him gently bathing the kittens with their mom supervising. Because he’s got to make sure they’re nice and clean! The second video did not go as viral as the first, but that’s okay. Balu, his kitty sister, and her kittens are all perfect kings and queens of TikTok anyway!
The caption reads, “For all those who want to follow the story of our babies with their uncle Balu, here we leave you a little more.”
When the kittens were about 25 days old, they started to venture away from their bed, but “babysitter Balu” was right there with them. Thank you so much, Balu, for being the perfect big brother and helping mama cat with her new kittens! As most mamas know, they could always use a break with their little ones.
You can follow along on TikTok to see what happens next.