Today on the news a feature story reports that a Golden Retriever is nursing three Bengal tiger cubs. The picture confirms it: A yellow dog on her side and the three black and white striped tiger kittens are slurping and sucking away.
This tells us something we have intuitively known about Goldens: they are the MOST codependent creatures in the animal kingdom. This is the caregiver dog. Nursing the babies of one of the biggest, scariest CATS in the world. Yep, a dog is nursing a CAT. Only a Golden would do that. Yes, the mantra of the Golden Retriever: “Yup, yup, yup, Do you love me now?”