Nathan, a canine dad from Canada, initially created the Tik Tok account “Tales of Arlo” (@TalesOfArlo) to share movies of his Australian Shepherd pet Arlo. Whereas Arlo’s nonetheless the principle focus, the account additionally options a number of the kittens Nathan fosters.
A number of litters of foster kittens have come by way of this family at numerous occasions, however one video reveals how Arlo actually stepped as much as take care of a litter of orphaned cats. Little did he or his dad know, Arlo would additionally type a deep bond together with his future sibling, a kitten named Maple.
An Orphaned Litter And A Canine Foster Dad
Maple’s litter, although all younger kittens, had no mom to nurture them after they arrived on the shelter. Arlo, often not tremendous concerned within the fostering duties, stepped up when this explicit litter got here into the house.
He watched over the kittens as they slept, stood by whereas they ate, and even groomed them. Regardless of foster dad duties being new to him, Arlo was clearly a pure. He and the kittens adored each other.
In a caption on an Instagram put up, Nathan defined:
“These foster infants sadly arrived on the shelter with out their mother. The mothers are often tremendous protecting so we don’t usually let Arlo meet them. However this time we figured we’d give it a try to he’s been like a significant cat dad all day! Enjoying with them and even grooming them. They’re a multitude as a result of they principally sit of their moist meals so Arlo’s been protecting them clear. The most effective boy!”
The video @TalesOfArlo posted to TikTok depicting Arlo’s cat dad-ing and his relationship with Maple went viral, amassing almost 43,000 likes and over 280,000 views. Watch the candy journey for your self beneath:
@talesofarlo Little did we all know after we introduced house our final foster litter that we’d foster fail and hold little candy lady ceaselessly 😻🥰 #dogsofttiktok #kittensoftiktok #catsoftiktok #bestfriends #australianshepherd #aussie #aussiesdoingthings #fosterkittens #rescue #rescuecat #fyp #foryou ♬ Let Her Go – Jasmine Thompson
“We needed to hold one.”
Fostering is a great thing to do, however the hardest half is handing the animals over to their new adoptive households or unique rescue teams. Whereas sadly, Nathan and Arlo needed to say goodbye to a lot of the kittens from this litter, a robust bond with one in every of them resulted in a “foster fail.”
Because the captions on the viral Tik Tok video state:
“My coronary heart couldn’t put together for the way a lot he’d love them… so we needed to hold one for him. Now they’re greatest buddies and inseparable.”
Maple, a calico kitten, joined the household completely final yr. Nathan posted concerning the adoption on Instagram in early November 2021:
“Nonetheless can’t consider this sassy woman has been with us for one complete month (+3 foster weeks)! It’s been superb to look at her develop from a 5 week outdated little gremlin to a candy, sassy, lovely child lady! The factor that excites me essentially the most is her bond with Arlo and the way they’ll develop to be such good buddies collectively!”
There are additionally two different cats within the household, each 5 years outdated and from the identical litter. It’s attending to be a full home, however Nathan feels “the extra, the merrier,” particularly since Arlo and Maple have their shut bond whereas the opposite two cats have theirs.
“Our different two cats are turning 5 subsequent month they usually’ve been with one another since beginning and there’s no separating them, so I’m excited that now Arlo doesn’t bug them to play they usually have their very own area again 😹 It’s been a blast having 4 animals in our farm now, and whereas time for supper is hectic AF, I wouldn’t change a factor for the world!”
It’s Arlo’s identify in each the Instagram and Tik Tok handles, however Maple and the pup’s friendship together with her deserve all the eye as effectively. These two furry friends have a lifetime of affection collectively forward.
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