LOS ANGELES — It may sound like a West Side Story-style love story, but some dogs love big cats. Cheetahs are the fastest mammals in the world, but they also are the world’s biggest scaredy-cats — so much so that they don’t breed easily and are in danger of going extinct. Some zoos are introducing dogs to calm the skittish cats and bring attention to their plight. They’re pairing “companion dogs” with some cheetahs to serve as playmates and to provide the cats with guidance. “It’s a love story of one species helping another species survive,” said Jack Grisham, vice president of animal collections at the St. Louis Zoo and species survival plan coordinator for cheetahs in North America. Or, to quote Stephen Stills, it’s a matter of loving the one you’re with, he said. “It is all about comforting and reassuring the cheetah,” said Janet Rose-Hinostroza, animal training supervisor at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — the top U.S. breeder of cheetahs in captivity. In the past 40 years, 135 cheetahs have been born at the park’s breeding facility.


Well looks like dogs aren’t just awesome at getting humans laid. They’re helping dicks get wet all across the animal spectrum. They don’t give a fuck what species you are. Dude you need help getting some action? Need me to run up and start licking that hot chick or just sit here and make you feel comfortable? No problem either way. Dogs will do whatever they gotta do to make sex happen, and that’s why they’re the coolest. Hey as long as everyone is having a good time, they’re happy too.

PS – Some people might not like the fact that in this case dogs are helping what is technically a cat. Aiding the enemy, so to speak. I think it’s cool though. Big, badass felines like cheetahs and lions and tigers are a different story. Jungle cats are straight with me.