After being rejected by her mother in Japan, Imichi, an adorable orphan kitten, found a new home and an unlikely friend. Imchi was taken in by photographer and animal lover Jessie Pon late last year. Ponzu, a golden retriever, and Imichi have been inseperable ever since, nursing her back to health. Continue reading for more pictures.

Bored Panda says, “Ichimi has provided Ponzu a much-needed respite from his heartbreak after Wasabi, a kitten that Ponzu and Jessiepon rescued from a crow attack, died in August. Now, Ponzu has a new kitten to care for. Believe it or not, but inter-species animal friendships, especially with paternal relationships like in this case, aren�t very rare at all.”