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Fearless Kitten Playfully Attacks Saint Bernard Despite Size

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  • A new kitten shows no fear of a Saint Bernard, despite being 70 times smaller.
  • The tiny feline, fresh out of the carrier, is seen jumping on and playfully attacking the dog, even during meal times.
  • The video of this unlikely duo has garnered 2.9 million views since it was shared on March 3.
@bigpawspaco

New kitty’s not scared by the big guy 🥷🐾 . #saintbernard #saintbernardpuppy #kitten #newmemberofthefamily #newaddition #ninja #ninjamove

♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger

Bringing a new pet into a household can be a tense affair, particularly when there’s a large dog already in residence. This was the scenario for one pet owner who recently introduced a kitten into their home, already inhabited by a Saint Bernard.

To their delight, the petite feline seemed unfazed by the dog, despite the Saint Bernard being approximately 70 times larger.

The black and white kitten, ready for action from the moment it emerged from its carrier, was captured on video by the owner, @bigpawspaco. The audacious kitten is seen in subsequent clips leaping onto Paco, the Saint Bernard, and playfully attacking him, even during his most defenseless moments—while eating.

The video, aptly captioned “New kitty’s not scared by the big guy,” has garnered a whopping 2.9 million views since it was posted on March 3.

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The kitten’s age remains uncertain, but according to Cat’s Protection, a UK-based charity, kittens can be rehomed as early as eight weeks old, typically weighing just under 2lbs at this age.

In the video comments, the owner revealed that Paco is only eight months old and still has a lot of growing to do. Saint Bernards can reach a hefty 140 to 180 pounds in adulthood, according to the American Kennel Club. This puts the kitten at a staggering 70 times smaller than Paco.

But, as the video shows, size is no obstacle for this fearless feline. The owner explained in the comments that the introduction was a gradual process.

The owner shared, “[On week two] we let the cat out in the house when the dog was outside playing so he could know the place and find places where he could hide if the dog was too intense.” This was followed by, “Week 3 we began to open the crate only when the dog was super calm and laid down. After that we told ourselves, let’s do it, and manage the best we can, turns out great!”

Newsweek previously consulted an expert on the best way to introduce a cat and a dog. Paco’s owner seemed to be on the right track, as rushing the animals into a potentially uncomfortable or scary situation is discouraged.

Marny Nofi, senior manager on the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Behavioral Sciences Team, advised Newsweek, “Taking things slow will help to avoid a bad first impression. Some cats will be quite confident around dogs; others will need to adjust to their new housemates more slowly.”

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The video has since received over 323,000 likes and more than 1,050 comments.

One user commented, “Tuxedos are something else. No fear because they know they’re the best dressed in the room.” Another added, “Little man was about to throw hands with the cat carrier in the beginning.” A third observed, “That’s a family in the making. They’re already siblings.”

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