Chihuahua and Kitten Show that Love Comes from the Most Unexpected Species

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Obviously, this is the kind of love that this Chihuahua and kitten share in this viral post on Reddit! And that’s despite the fact that they belong to different species!

Photo: Reddit Video/u/JemJemIsHerName

With more than 19k votes, the post has been making so many online commenters laugh and smile. It’s a kind of friendship that’s not very common, but the two small animals don’t care about their origins and differences.

If your heart has been captured by the chihuahua in this video, here are some amazing facts about this dog breed from the American Kennel Club:

  1. Chihuahuas are among the most loving and loyal dogs. A chihuahua feels very happy to lie on your lap and follow you everywhere all day. Yes, to this adorable dog, you are the purpose of its existence. And it’s very convenient to take along wherever you want to go because its small size makes it easy to fit into a tote bag.
  2. Photo: Reddit Video/u/JemJemIsHerName
  3. As much as a chihuahua loves you, it doesn’t trust strangers. Small as it is, this dog has the attitude of a big, brave dog. Its breed is also known for intelligence and alertness; that’s why it’s also a good watchdog.
  4. They are extremely smart and quick learners. Yes, these are among the primary traits of chihuahuas. They will do everything to please you, which makes it easy for them to be trained. They are also known for their agility, enabling them to proudly compete in dog sports.
  5. Photo: Reddit Video/u/JemJemIsHerName
  6. Big dog attitude, big personality. Lovable and charming, you may be tempted to overlook a chihuahua’s tendency to rule at home. Be sure to train it early, and make it recognize you as the alpha of the pack.

Now, try to guess where the name of this dog came from. If you answered from the Mexican state of Chihuahua, you’re right. But it’s also interesting to note that today’s chihuahuas are believed to be a crossbreed of ancient dogs from South and Central America and tiny, hairless dogs from Asia. In these modern times, this dog breed has remained so popular that celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Cesar Milan have them as pets.

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