A German shepherd named Angus has melted hearts online after a video of him trying to force a friendship with two cats went viral on social media.
In the video shared on TikTok on Wednesday by the dog’s owner, under the username Angusyounggsd, the German shepherd can be seen trying to squeeze himself closer to the two cats on the bed, but the felines look at him suspiciously, before refusing his friendship.
The hilarious clip comes with a caption that explains: “When you just wanna be friends with the kitties.”
Even though movies and cartoons have always pictured cats and dogs as each other’s worst enemies, it turns out that they can be pretty good friends.
A study carried out by Italian scientists, published in the journal PLoS ONE, that questioned over 1,270 pet owners who own both a cat and a dog, or several of either or both, proved that these two species can easily cohabitate without much conflict.
According to the study, more than 64 percent of the cats and dogs living together also played together; 58 percent chased each other, and 41 percent fought. Almost two-thirds of the pets sometimes playfully “ambushed” the other.
You won’t be surprised to hear that cats are more likely to ignore dogs than vice versa, with 42 percent of cats ignoring canines, and only 28 percent of dogs shunning cats. Cats are more likely to attack dogs than vice versa.
About 58 percent of the cats and dogs slept next to each other at least sometimes. In 11 percent of cases, they always slept side by side, their owners said.
The video quickly attracted animal lovers from across TikTok, receiving more than 4.1 million views and 956,200 likes so far.
One TikToker, Beautiful Chaos, commented: “This is why you can’t sit with us.” And Kimmy wrote: “my german shepherd whines incessantly every time he sees our cat bc he wants to be friends so badly.” Tess added: “The scratching making the cat bounce.”
Tijana J posted: “lmao the last scene looks like something from the Office,” while Hanna Callahan wrote: “The way he just wants to be their bestie and they’re so offended by his existence.”
Another TikToker, Zoie Johnson, commented: “The most accurate representation of introverts and extroverts.” And Miella added: “The cat is judging so much.”
Lil.Shazza pointed out: “He had the nerve to say ‘I’m going to be the little spoon.” And Anitta DeMoor wrote: “I now understand why cats avoid being friends with dogs… they are just.. too much.”
Newsweek reached out to Angusyounggsd for comment. We could not verify the details of the case.
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