updated 08/22/2014 AT 4:15 PM ET
•originally published 08/22/2014 AT 12:30 PM ET
Instead, the pets surprised Zanoni by quickly becoming enamored with one another. The video above shows the adorable behavior that has become normal for this animal odd couple. Apparently, Earnestine and Gertrude often spend their days cuddling together and exchanging sweet, interspecies kisses.
It’s just the kind of “awww” you need to start the weekend off right.