German Shepherds are intelligent, tough, and loyal dogs. But they can also be affectionate, loving, and very compassionate. Tennyson the German Shepherd is living proof of how gentle this amazing breed really is.
Tennyson, also known as Tenny, has a brand new sibling in the household – a tiny little kitten!
You might think having a big, strong German Shepherd around small, baby kitten is a bit dangerous. However, Tenny is here to show you that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. In fact, he wants to be the best big brother he could possibly be.
In the video uploaded to YouTube, the little black and white kitten is being filmed while attempting to climb the stairs. At first, all you see is Tenny the German Shepherd because he’s standing over the tiny kitty.
As mom films the kitten struggling up the stairs, she first shoos Tenny away, telling him to leave the kitten alone while they learn this new skill.
Tennyson obediently listens to mom and steps over the kitten and walks up a few stairs to let the tiny cat have a go. Shortly after the German Shepherd ascends a couple of stairs, the black and white furball slowly jumps and follows behind. Each stair is taller than the kitten’s entire body!
“No, let him do it himself,” the mom says from behind the camera to Tenny.
Tennyson intently watches the little cat as he gradually hops and climbs his way up each carpeted stair. You can tell by the look in his eye that he’s very eager to assist the tiny guy.
The kitten makes one more hop up the stair near Tennyson’s head and that’s when the sweet German Shepherd decided that he could no longer stand by and watch this small baby struggle up the stairs any longer.
Tenny leans down and first gives the black and white kitty cat a little nudge, but then he starts attempting to grab the kitten by the nape of his neck like mama cats and dogs do. Soon, the German Shepherd gently picks up the kitten with his mouth and leads her up the stairs.
Tennyson makes sure that he’s not hurting the kitten in any way by gently picking him up, slowly turning around, and cautiously proceeding up the staircase.
Once the loving dog reaches the top of the stairs, he slowly turns back around and places the kitten on the floor with extreme care. After having his mission accomplished, the German Shepherd lies down and faces mom as she continues to film.
The gorgeous, loving, and kind German Shepherd in the video below clearly adores his new baby brother and is sure to be the best big brother ever.
According to PetWave, German Shepherds are “perhaps best known as the strong, courageous and obedient guide dog for the disabled and service dog of police K-9 and search-and-rescue units, valued for its tenacity, intelligence, loyalty and focus.”
This isn’t the only time that we’ve seen German Shepherds handle newborn babies with care and fragility. The adorable video below features Thorin watching over a group of baby chicks! Talk about cuteness overload.
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