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Sat Sep 6, 2014, 12:10 AM Sep 2014

Cheetah's dog friend waits for him in surgery [View all]


best friend: Loyal dog stays by his best pal's side to help the cheetah cub recover from surgery on his legs
The puppy called Raina was a tower of strength for her friend Ruuxa a cheetah cub

Ruuxa underwent surgery at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to fix a condition which had given him bow legs

Loyal Raina was right by the cheetah's side as he emerged from the anaethisia, according to zoo officials

After the operation officials said that Raina appeared very concerned about Ruuxa when she saw he was sleeping and she couldn't wake him
However, the little cheetah is now expected to make a full recovery

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K&R plus a pic and a link: freshwest Sep 2014 #1
In our crazy world right now ... DakotaLady Sep 2014 #3
Me too, DakotaLady. Me too! nt littlemissmartypants Sep 2014 #5
'Every animal knows more than you do.' ~ Nez Perce freshwest Sep 2014 #9
Very moving OP. classof56 Sep 2014 #21
Thank you for posting this beautiful story. okasha Sep 2014 #25
this, fresh....I really believe that too. BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2014 #27
Aw, that is so cute! I wonder if they will remain friends as they grow older? sabrina 1 Sep 2014 #6
Yes. Dogs & cheetahs raised together are life long companions. catbyte Sep 2014 #10
that's good to hear. I wondered if there would be a point where the cheetah would "turn" on CTyankee Sep 2014 #19
Ruuxa was abandoned by his mother JayhawkSD Sep 2014 #2
Those photos really tell the tale Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2014 #4
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Sep 2014 #7
That first pic obxhead Sep 2014 #8
with all of the horrible things going on in the world.... chillfactor Sep 2014 #11
They walk them on leashes together around the zoo; Liberty Belle Sep 2014 #12
There are a lot of lessons in this story. brer cat Sep 2014 #13
I just love these types of stories. Darn heartwarming! (nt) Inkfreak Sep 2014 #14
Wonderful Saturday feel-good story-- thanks! MerryBlooms Sep 2014 #15
Am I the only one wondering why the dog doesnt justiceischeap Sep 2014 #16
Well, isn't the dog's mouth cleaner than a human's? That's a wive's tale I've heard down the years! MADem Sep 2014 #26
Very cute! greytdemocrat Sep 2014 #17
k&r. Thanks for posting. nm rhett o rick Sep 2014 #18
This is why Worried senior Sep 2014 #20
You're not alone. 840high Sep 2014 #29
Yaaaaaaay! shenmue Sep 2014 #22
I like the pile of stuffed toys by the puppy. Thanks for the nice story, it is good to read uppityperson Sep 2014 #23
damn--must be a lot of dust in the air today!! niyad Sep 2014 #24
Truly. calimary Sep 2014 #28
Heartwarming to see such a sweet and genuine friendship. nt UtahLib Sep 2014 #30
Thanks Liberal_in_LA! smirkymonkey Sep 2014 #31
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