What’s more adorable than a sweet Golden Retriever? A sweet Golden Retriever with baby chicks crawling all over him!
According to Today.com, when Photographer Candice Sedighan found out that a feed store near her home in California was going out of business and needed to find a home for a group of newly hatched chicks, she wanted to help. “I decided to take them in until I could find a permanent home for them,” she told Today.com.
The only unknown was Sedighan’s 11-year-old Golden Retriever, Champ. What would Champ think of the fuzzy little intruders?
Sedighan slowly introduced the chicks to Champ. She let the dog sniff them and demonstrated to the pooch how carefully Sedighan was petting them.
She need not have worried about her gentle Golden. He took to the chicks right away and quickly grew accustomed to cuddling with his new friends and serving as a baby chicken jungle gym as the chicks explored their new environment.
“The chicks loved to burrow under Champ’s fur as it kept them warm just as their mother’s feathers would,” Sedighan told Today.
Fortunately for all of us, Sedighan couldn’t resist snapping some photos and a video of the adorable fluffy golden gang.
And, happily the photographer was also able to find a permanent home for the little family of fowl.
Sedighan wasn’t surprised that Champ was so gentle and loving with the little fuzzy chicks. “The wisdom and calm nature of senior dogs is unmatched,” she said.
If the photos aren’t enough, here’s a video of a the big yellow pile of adorable.