It’s always an interesting moment when you introduce an existing pet to your newest arrival.
Are they going to be glad of the company, or are they going to be insanely jealous of another fur baby taking up your attention? Will the two new housemates get on like a house on fire or will you have to lock them in different rooms?
Because of their unpredictable reactions, some of our favorite videos to watch are those showing animals meeting their new half-siblings! So when we stumbled across a video on YouTube of a cat meeting her new puppy brothers for the first time, we knew that it was going to be good – and we weren’t wrong! It’s fascinating to see how the cat’s opinion towards the two puppies changes in just 24 hours, and we just knew that we’d have to share it with you all.
When Floki the cat first laid eyes on her two puppy brothers, her reaction was far from positive. However, she was soon in for a change of heart. The video was shared onto YouTube by Stef90 with the caption, ‘Floki the cat meeting Marley & Luna for the first. Just a day later they are already playing with each other,’ and it soon proved popular with pet-lovers all over the world.
The video, which was posted in December 2014, has now racked up an impressive 21.3 million views, with 126k likes and thousands of comments! So let’s see for ourselves what the buzz is all about.
As far as first impressions go, Floki and the puppies didn’t really get off on the best paw, so to speak. Floki was more than a bit unhappy about the new arrivals – and she made sure that she made her feelings very clear, with a lot of hissing and spitting. Meanwhile, the two puppies were as good as gold, and despite their somewhat rude welcome, they both whined to be let out of their carrier.
So with some hesitation from their human mom, the puppies were let out of their cage – though they were kept a good distance away from angry Floki. But although she didn’t like the sight of the new arrivals, the curious kitty couldn’t resist coming closer for a better look.
The puppies were adorably inquisitive and just wanted to get to know their half-sister better, but Floki still wasn’t too sure.
Eventually, Floki comes close enough to sniff the puppies. She’s still not too fond of them and hisses when one tries to get close. Will they ever be able to get on with each other?
Just as we’re wondering this, the camera skips to 24 hours later and we can see the biggest transformation!
Despite being hesitant the day before, Floki is now running around and playing with the puppies as if they are the best of friends. She keeps on giving adorable little chirps and tries to catch one of her brothers as he runs in and out of a tunnel.
Many people took to the comments to share their love for the video. One person joked:
‘Six years, Cheryl. Six years I have allowed you and your husband to stay here and give me food and water. I gave you the privilege to scoop out my waste from a box of grey sand. And this is how you repay me? You bring these savages into my home!’
Someone else commented: ‘That cat is incredibly good natured. Brave, gentle and interactive,’ and we have to agree! We’ve never seen a cat play so sweetly with some puppies before.
It’s adorable to see just how much can change in 24 hours, and it just goes to show that sometimes cats just need a little while to warm up to something!
We hope that if you are thinking of introducing a new animal to your household then this video will give you faith that even after a bad start, things can get better! Watch the sweet video below.
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