22 Magical Moments When Pets Meet For The First Time

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By Solon Kelleher

Friendships can blossom from the moment you first meet each other. Other times, they take a while to grow. Ahead are 22 pairs of animals just beginning their friendships, with mixed reactions.

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"My dog, Talkeetna, and my new cat, Melvin, meeting for the first time."
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"My eight-month-old kitten's reaction to seeing a dog for the first time."
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"My original cat meeting the new kitten. They're best buds now."
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"My new Bengal kitten meeting our other cat for the first time."
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"Here's my dog meeting some cows."
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"Our dog, Molly, meeting my parents' cat. They quickly became friends and spent the day head-butting each other."
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"My dog loves the new kitten!"
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"Momma cat introducing her family to her friend, dog."
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"Our new eight-week-old Saint Bernard puppy meeting our 180-pound grown-up."
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"My parents also got their old black lab a protégé. Most of her teachings are nap-based."
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"Meanwhile, my five-month-old kitten's reaction to my dog."
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"Our dog has really taken a liking to our new cat. Kitty's still getting used to it."
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"My sister's pit bull seems to get along well with her cat."
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"Our cat was notorious for not getting along with other animals. Then we adopted a new kitten two weeks ago. Apparently, we chose wisely."
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"I wasn't sure if my cat and my dog would remember each other after being separated for about five years. In less than two days, I had my answer."
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"Our young cat is a rescue, and we're almost positive his mom was feral...[he] had apparently never seen a dog before. Thankfully, he loves her now and she loves him."
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"My friend got a new cat, and her dog adopted her immediately; they always sleep like this."
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"I was worried that my older cat wouldn't accept the kittens."
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"Friend got a new puppy, and he won't leave the family cat alone!"
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"We just got a new kitten. Needless to say, she's taken a liking to our dog."
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"Friend's dog meets his new baby."
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"My cat's reaction after seeing herself in the mirror for the first time..."
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