Brace yourself for what might be the cutest story we’ve ever seen! One of the strongest breeds in the world is treating his kitten sister in a very unusual way, for dogs and cats that is.
This rescued pit bull is all about the love. Bubba, the pit bull, was rescued when he was only 3-months-old. Becca Pizzello, his owner, was the first to notice how special Bubba is.
But after Pizzello’s roommate rescued a litter of kittens, the pit bull was set on a mission to act as their protective nanny!
“I rescued Bubba six years ago from a shelter in Phoenix, Arizona, when he was 3-months-old,” Pizzello told ABC News. “At the same time, my roommate had rescued a litter of kittens that had to be bottle fed until they were old enough for adoption. Since then, Bubba has had an endless affection for cats. Literally obsessed.”
And since then, Bubba had a special connection with kittens and cats. The rescued litter of kittens grew up fast, and they were all heading to their new forever homes.
That’s when Pizzello and her roommate decided to adopt a new kitten, just to keep Bubba happy and occupied.
“I always knew he’d love having one of his own, but I wanted to wait until we moved to New York City this year.”
“After weeks of applying for any baby kitten available for adoption, I finally received a call from a rescue in Brooklyn.” – Source.
“They had a litter of kittens that were 7-weeks-old and would be ready in a week. A week later I went to Brooklyn to pick up a baby kitten having absolutely no idea what they looked like. Rue stood out like no other, and I took her home as fast as I could. She was the only orange baby.”
Best friend forever!
Both Bubba and Rue are happy to have each other, and they even have a matching fur! The pit bull was already used to taking care of kittens, and the best part was that Rue wasn’t going anywhere.
“They instantly connected and are now inseparable,” Pizzello said. “I think Rue thinks Bubba is her mom and Bubba loves it. He baths her like a baby and snuggles close to her to make her comfortable. They will definitely be a fun duo to watch grow up together!”
Rue is still a little kitten, so Bubba is always around to protect her.
“If I walk away somewhere [Bubba] always follows me,” she said. “Now I will say ‘go watch your sister, and he turns around and goes and watches where she is.”
“They’re so painfully cute. She follows Bubba around everywhere and is just starting to play. I don’t know how I got so lucky with two perfect munchkins.”