When a new animal joins the family, it is either a conscious adoption on the side of the new caretakers or more of a “they chose us” situation, especially in case of cats who one day simply show up at your doorstep. But the story of Crosby the Golden Retriever seems to show that those are not the only options at all. Because what if a new family member was adopted by, let’s say… a dog?

Crosby, the dog whose unusual story was shared by his guardian, Imgur user squishiepeachies, has always loved other animals, cats included. Not long ago, he had to say goodbye to two of his best friends, a kitty and a dog who had been his companion since Crosby was just eight weeks old. It seemed like Crosby was okay with being the only pet in the house – or so his guardian thought… One day, when his guardian came home, instead of the usual excited welcome, Crosby led straight to the bathtub – where a little kitten was meowing away!

“I’ve never seen this kitten before, and although I do have a doggy door, it’s way too high off the ground for this little baby to have snuck in,” the dog’s caretaker wrote. “It seems to me that Crosby must have brought her inside.”

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To make things even more unbelievable, the four-month-old kitten had “an uncanny resemblance” to Crosby’s departed cat friend. The guardian inquired about the kitten in the neighborhood, but no one knew if she had a home. At the vet, they also found that she had not been microchipped but had been spayed just a few days earlier.

The vet made it clear that if the kitty was brought to the shelter, she would be put down since the place was already over capacity. The choice was either to let her back into the streets or adopt her. “So I guess I have a kitten now!” Crosby’s caretaker wrote.

Of course, Crosby was delighted to have a new friend – and that his little adoption worked out!

The pair’s guardian’s high school students gave the kitty the unique name Raina Lil Ray-Ray and she is now happily a part of the family. After being alone for some time, Crosby once again has someone to nap and play with – and it seems like it was all his own doing!

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