Today’s Most Adorable: A Dog Adopts A Kitten Rejected By Its Mother…

When Ichimi the kitten was rejected by its mother, life must have looked pretty bleak. But then fate smiled on the kitten: Golden Retriever Ponzu 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 the two represent two species who are locked into an eternal struggle for domination.

Well, evidently, not everything in nature is about competition for limited resources. Simply heartwarming!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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