Dog Was Devastated When His Cat Sister Passed Away, So His Human Surprised Him Kitten Of His Own

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Forsberg the Golden Retriever and Ginger the Orange Tabby Cat were the best of friends for eight and a half years. Wherever you’d find Forsberg, Ginger was right by his side!

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IMGUR/JEN PHILION

Both seniors, they were always taking it easy and relaxing. Their favorite place to be was snuggling with each other on the couch.

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IMGUR/JEN PHILION

Sadly, Ginger passed away from thyroid cancer when she was 15 years old. Forsberg was devastated to no longer have his best friend by his side. He continuously searched throughout the house for Ginger every day, and didn’t understand where she went. He was confused and grew very depressed without her.

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IMGUR/JEN PHILION

Forsberg’s human, Jen Philion, couldn’t stand seeing Forsberg so sad and in so much pain without his kitty best friend. So she decided to surprise him and get him a new kitten! She brought home a new kitten named Maxwell, and the two hit it off right away!

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IMGUR/JEN PHILION

Ginger will always have a special place in Forsberg’s heart, but little Max does a great job filling the void. Max cuddles right against Forsberg in the same spot Ginger once did.

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IMGUR/JEN PHILION

It has now been two years since Max became a part of the family, and Forsberg and him are as close as ever! Love and friendship knows no species!

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IMGUR/JEN PHILION

You can follow their journey together on their human’s Instagram account.

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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