I had 4 Golden Retrievers at the same time. I can’t tell you how much I loved them. It’s been 13 years since the last one died in my arms. Their deaths made me an old man. I’m now 75 years old, and I still cry. That dog got better success bathing her kitten than any time we’ve ever tried bathing any of the cats we’ve had! Kudos to Momma Dog.I have a dog that has raised 11 kittens and she still considers them hers, she loves to check them for fleas. She’s a good kitty mama and she’s a beagle/basset hound mix.In 1995, my mother-in-law brought home a small kitten that had been dumped in a grocery store parking lot. She came out of the store to find him sitting on the hood of her car, crying his heart out. She and my father-in-law bathed and fed kitty, named him SEC, (Somebody Else’s Cat,) and introduced him to their very large Golden Retriever, Sarah. They bonded instantly, and were inseparable pals until Sarah passed away five years later. SEC missed her greatly, but the two Goldie pups who came to live with him, several months later, loved him too much and he got no peace. They would push him in the pool and then try to retrieve him. SEC came to live with my husband and me. He always behaved more like a dog than a cat, and preferred the company of dogs to other cats. Golden Retrievers are wonderful friends and caretakers to babies of all species.