Eric Stonestreet Cuddles Up to a Kitten on Set

KVS/Pacific Coast News

updated 08/01/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 08/01/2012 AT 2:30 PM ET

Eric Stonestreet is making a dog jealous!

The Modern Family star – and doting dad to Jack Russell terrier/beagle mix Coleman – got cuddly with a tiny gray kitten Tuesday while filming a scene for the ABC comedy’s new season. In the scene, Stonestreet’s character, Cameron, selects a pet for his daughter Lily.

The kitten isn’t the only new animal face appearing on the show’s fourth season. A French bulldog named Beatrice will be replacing canine actor Brigitte to play Stella.

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