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This disabled kitten’s friendship with a cattle dog will make you melt

There's nothing cuter than pets making friends. 


Chase Hoffberger


Posted on May 6, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 9:00 am CDT

Here’s a story about a cattle dog named Max and his new friend Ralphee, a tiny, disabled kitten.

Ralphee’s been stricken with feline cerebellar hypoplasia, a disorder that affects the part of the brain controlling fine motor skills. The condition is non-progressive, and it bears no affect on their life expectancy. Mostly, it makes the cats walk like drunken sailors. 

No matter, the little guy looks like a four-legged Rugrat, the epitome of an incapable baby. He was rescued from a horse barn a few weeks ago and has a fast and unexpected friendship with Max.

Photo via Wakeleo/YouTube

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*First Published: May 6, 2014, 11:57 am CDT