This dog waits inside operation theatre when this cheetah friend undergoes surgery

This dog waits inside operation theatre when this cheetah friend undergoes surgery

September 23, 2014

And they say cats and dogs don’t get along.

Raina, a female Rhodesian ridgeback puppy, showed her dedication to her perhaps unlikely best friend, a male cheetah cub named Ruuxa, when Ruuxa underwent surgery on his legs.

Raina waits anxiously as her friend, Ruuxa the cheetah, undergoes surgery on his legs.

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Ruuxa’s legs were growing abnormally, which would have caused pain as he grew older and impair his ability to walk–pretty major if you’re a cheetah. His preventative operation was conducted at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where Raina never left his side. She traveled with him from surgery prep through the operation, and was there to greet Ruuxa when he awoke–looking understandably groggy.