Dogs are the sweetest creatures and we hear stories everyday that prove that.
This story took place at Strathdownie, Western Virginia, Australia, when Kerry McKinnon and her husband got a very emotional surprise from Asha, their beloved golden retriever dog.
The morning temperatures in the winter there can reach around 41F degrees, while the dog’s coat is warm enough, a baby koala’s condition is different.
So when the couple woke up, they noticed something unusual on their porch.
“It was quite early in the morning, and my husband yelled out to me to come have a look at something,” Kerry told News.com.au. “I didn’t know what he was talking about at first, but then I saw this tiny baby koala snuggled on top of Asha.”
It’s still unknown how the little koala ended up under the dog’s coat, the sweet and kind spirit of the canine saved the life of the creature since the chances of her surviving on the freezing temperatures were low.
The mom of the dog admitted she wasn’t prepared for such a surprise from her dog. “I just burst out laughing. Poor Asha didn’t know what to think; she just kept looking at me with such a confused look. She looked a bit guilty when I came out to see what was going on. Her expression was hilarious,” Kerry said.
“She kept looking back at the koala bear, but she wasn’t trying to get him off her or anything. She was happy to let him snuggle into her.”
It’s clear we will never understand how Asha adopted this little koala, but we know for sure this dog is the sweetest creature ever.
The most reasonable scenario according to Kerry is that the little koala got separated from its mom.
“I think the koala bear baby fell out of his mum’s pouch and didn’t know what to do. He would have just wandered over to our back porch and seen the dogs in their beds, then decided to snuggle in Asha’s fur because it’s nice and warm.”
The woman was so proud of her dog. “Asha definitely saved the koala’s life by keeping him warm. He would have died out there if left alone all night. The poor thing could have been taken by a fox or something too.”
Even though it was difficult to separate the dog from the little creature, they had to send the koala to a vet, and then they took her to a local shelter where the sweet baby would stay until it will be safe for it to be released into the wild.
“I think dogs have that protective instinct. The koala didn’t want to leave Asha’s back. When we took the koala off to wrap it in a blanket, it hissed at me and carried on,” Kerry said.
“I think it would have been happy to have just slept there all day. It was really an amazing animal friendship to see and so uniquely Australian.”
Well just more proof how kind and sweet animals are.