Imagine adopting a furry friend who not only brings joy and companionship into your life but also surprises you with an unexpected talent. Now, imagine that the talent is for cleaning and tidying up! That’s what Cherry, a polydactyl rescue dog, is capable of. And her heartwarming story has captured the attention of millions on TikTok, according to Newsweek.
Dog caught on camera cleaning house
In an uplifting video posted on the TikTok page @cherry_thelittlehelper, Cherry’s remarkable abilities shine through.
The video has garnered over 2.8 million views. It features the polydactyl rescue dog assisting her dog mom in placing a rug on the floor. With a corner of the rug gently held in her mouth, the Papillon and Corgi mix expertly flattens the rug.
The caption accompanying the video reads, “Wow! It’s been [a year] & a month since we had her. I was filming my clean with my YouTube video, brought the carpet in & she did this. This was the first dog we adopted, and she has come [a long] way.”
Cherry’s transformation from a rescue dog to a cleaning extraordinaire is truly awe-inspiring. Her origin story adds to her charm. She was rescued from the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA) in Mombasa, Africa, underscoring the importance of adopting pets in need of loving homes. Her journey from the KSPCA shelter to becoming a TikTok sensation is a testament to the incredible transformations that can occur when pets find their forever homes.
Polydactyl rescue dog highlights genetic condition
One might wonder what makes Cherry so proficient at helping with household chores. The answer lies in her unique condition — polydactyly. Polydactyly is a genetic variation that results in humans or animals being born with extra toes. In Cherry’s case, this condition may have contributed to her dexterity and ability to grasp and manipulate objects, making her an unwitting but highly efficient cleaning assistant.
Interestingly, polydactyly is more common in dogs than in cats and can occur through genetic variations or selective breeding. Cherry’s polydactyl paws have set her apart and made her a lovable and capable member of her adoptive family.
Cherry’s touching story serves as a reminder of the incredible talents and capabilities that rescue animals can bring into our lives. She has not only found her forever home but has also become an internet sensation. Hopefully, she will inspire countless individuals to consider adoption — and to celebrate the unique qualities that make each pet special.