Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

When Ichimi — an adorable kitten — was cruelly rejected by its mother, life must have looked quite bleak. But then fate smiled on Ichimi: Ponzu — a golden retriever — and his owner Jessiepon took pity on the little feline and decided to adopt it.

It is doubtful that Ponzu had any idea just how grateful Ichimi would be for this incredible act of kindness. An amazing father-child bond developed and evolved, despite the fact that Ponzu and Ichimi represent two species who are locked into an eternal life-and-death struggle for domination.

Well, evidently, not everything in Nature is about competition for limited resources. Extraordinary!

1. Ponzu and Jessiepon adopted the kitten Ichimi (pictured) when she was just a baby after she was rejected and abandoned by her mother.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

2. Ponzu the golden retriever has taken over as the role of caretaker.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

3. Ichimi and Ponzu love to play hide and seek together.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

4. They clean one another and care for each other as if they were truly a family.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

5. Ichimi wakes up daddy Ponzu when she wants to play a game.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

6. Ponzu shows Ichimi his silly side by sticking out his tongue behind her back.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

7. There’s nothing like reading a book after enjoying a day of games.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

8. Ichimi isn’t much larger than a bird but she loves playing with the much larger Ponzu.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

9. Ponzu always makes sure he gives Ichimi a little nuzzle so she knows that she is loved.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

10. Ichimi helps her daddy Ponzu clean behind his ears in tough to reach spots.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

11. Ponzu keeps guard as little Ichimi sleeps to make sure they are both safe and sound.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

12. Sometimes Ichimi sneaks up behind Ponzu and surprise him as he rests.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

13. Ichimi loves hiding behind the curtain so she can play all sorts of fun tricks on Ponzu.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

14. Once the day of fun is over, Ichi and Ponzu embrace each other and drift off to dreamland.

Ponzu The Golden Retriever Adopted This Helpless Kitten. His Kindness Was Amply Repaid In Incredibly Loving Ways.

Source: The Daily Mail.

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