A funny video of a cat and dog duo has gone viral on TikTok. In the video, an animated golden retriever named Q can be seen desperately trying to “resurrect” his cat friend while the cat “plays dead.”
Q pushes, pushes and pinches, but to no avail. Despite her best efforts, the gray tabby cat continues to play dead, to the point that one netizen commented, “very convincing!!!!”. The retriever eventually gives up and walks towards the camera, while the cat immediately gets up, stretches and walks away.
The adorable clip, posted by Leonie, @Leonie_und_q, has been viewed over 1.6 million times. The biography describes Q the golden retriever as a “certified search and rescue, hunting, and therapy dog.”
Search and rescue and working dogs can be an indispensable resource in many crises. Hours after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, approximately 300 rescue dogs were deployed to Ground Zero to help locate bodies and survivors. Therapy dogs were also employed to comfort people on the ground.
According to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, “Search and rescue dogs specialize in disaster response skills. Trained to detect the scent of living humans, their mission was to help find the survivors buried in the rubble”.
The website reports that one of the search and rescue dogs found the last person alive, 27 hours after the towers collapsed. Cadaver dogs, trained to find human remains, were also used.
According to Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States, “Training a search and rescue dog is a process that takes up to two years of weekly training.”
If you want your dog to become a search and rescue dog, you need to train alongside your dog, the organization says.
“SAR dogs are owner trained and operated. It takes a team to train a dog, and a mentor is absolutely necessary to help you on your journey. This means you must also meet the requirements to be a searcher. You must first find a local SAR dog and start volunteering,” he says, noting that “dogs that have been trained for professional service can cost around $10,000.”
The cat’s acting skills and Q’s concern for the cat’s well-being have both won praise online.
The User Liquor gear wrote: “Sounds ominous… No, big stretch and the cats are gone.”
Tara Reid said, “emotional damage”.
User barny1611 commented, “Pooch was really worried, good luck.”
User clm commented, “Dog does CPR to cat. He’s not on my watch!”
Newsweek contacted @Leonie_und_q for comment.
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