Dogs are super cute and loyal and loving and caring and funny and.. OK, stop me! And koalas are adorable! Can you imagine having these two at home?

Kerry McKinnon enjoyed her life with her Golden retriever, Asha. But one morning, a surprise waited for her! Her husband yelled her to come, and when she went outside, Asha was sitting with a baby koala atop her back!
The family lives in Strathdownie, Western Virginia, Australia, and during the winter, the morning temperatures could reach 41F, which is too cold for the tiny koala. Kerry admitted that she was shocked at first, so she wasn’t very supportive of Asha:
“I just burst out laughing. Poor Asha didn’t know what to think; she just kept looking at me with such a confused look. She looked a bit guilty when I came out to see what was going on. Her expression was hilarious.”.“She kept looking back at the koala but she wasn’t trying to get him off her or anything. She was happy to let him snuggle into her.” 

Kerry believes dogs have a protective instinct, and her caring dog was praised as a hero for saving the little koala. “Asha definitely saved the koala’s life by keeping him warm.
He would have died out there if left alone all night.
The poor thing could have been taken by a fox or something too.”
She also explained that it “wasn’t easy” to separate the two friends, and the koala put up a “huge fuss” when Kerry attempted to take it out of her dog’s back.

After it was examined by a vet, the baby koala has been taken by a local carer, to watch over it until it reaches an age when it can be returned to the wild.

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