In Southern California, thunderstorms in the summer are rare, but one recently took place over the weekend. Not only did the sudden outburst catch many humans by surprise, it also caught many animals by surprise.

In particular, one cat was terrified by the thunder so it ran and hid under a dog. The dog used its body to shield the cat from the thunder although the dog itself looks like it could use another animal to hide beneath as well.

If you thought dogs and cats can’t get along, then this picture should make you think otherwise. When dogs and cats can get along, there might still be hope for the Arabs and the Israelis in the Middle East one day.

To see more pictures of the dog protecting the cat during a thunderstorm, click here.

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