My pup Harley LOVES kittens. He loves our newest kittens so much, he eagerly enters their new home (an old dog crate I fixed up for them) frequently to sniff and lick the babies. Momma Cat is very laid back, this doesn't appear to bother her at all.
Yesterday, however, I was holding one of the kittens who objected loudly to this indignity. He wanted his mommy and he wanted her NOW. His squeaking immediately drew Harley's attention, and Harley started nudging and nipping at the kit.
Every nudge and nip was accompanied by the kitten squeaking even more loudly, and I could see the situation escalating rapidly...Harley thought the kitten was one of his Very Favorite Things: a squeaky toy!
Not exactly, my pup.
Harley distracted, kitten rescued, disaster averted.