When it comes to reputations in the wildlife kingdom, raccoons have one of the worst ones. They are generally considered nasty animals that raid people’s garbage and will attack cats if they get too close. ‘Stay Away’ seems to be the general consensus of what people should do if they see one in the nearby area.
While it’s true that raccoons can be vicious, like other animals, it depends on what age you see them. Take this video, for example. The video shows one of the oddest pairings that I’ve ever seen: a raccoon and a large black dog. Their names are Jonathon and Roxy, and they are the cutest animal friends that I have ever seen.
Jonathon lost his mommy when he was very young, but now the year-plus-old raccoon is doing great with his surrogate mommy, Roxy. They get along famously, as you can see in the video. He hugs her neck, even resting on her side and climbs all over her. She’s an older dog, but she loves having this little critter as company.
Jonathon even gets to roam around the house. This is not a garbage-seeking animal at all – he may even think he’s a dog at this point. Of course, since this is 2017, Jonathon has an Instagram account with nearly 14,000 followers – with me included. He’s quite friendly and docile, even letting his human foster mommy hold him in the air. I have to warn you -make sure you’re alone the first time you look at the account, otherwise, people will keep glancing at you as you go ‘AWWWWWWWW!’ at every single photo.
May Jonathon and Roxy have a lifelong friendship. Seriously, I was going through the 300+ photos on Instagram and just melting. If you need a little happy in your life, then you must watch the video we have posted for you below.