Raven was in no hurry to pick out a new best friend at the shelter.

After all, this was a lifetime commitment. Raven was still a puppy. And last August, she was choosing a kitten at the animal shelter in Lubbock, Texas β€” a kitten she could grow old with.

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So one by one, four kittens were brought before Raven. Some didn't show much interest. Others just weren't into Raven's gentle nuzzling.

Except that one kitten. A formidable feline named Woodhouse.

Woodhouse would be The One.

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"I had always wanted a dog and a cat to grow up together. It's been like a life goal," her owner Christina, who didn't want her last name published, tells The Dodo.

And, in this case, it couldn't have worked out better.

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Raven, a Tamaskan husky, arrived at Christina's home as a puppy last July.

A month later, Christina went looking for a kitten to be Raven's new best friend.

But you don't choose someone's best friend for them.

"I wanted them to be able to get along well," Christina explains. "So I wanted her to actually meet the cat and have the cat get along with the dog as well."

Today, the pair is inseparable.

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"They are perfect with each other. They don't cuddle as much as they used to when they were a puppy and kitten. But they're still always together, always playing together."

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"Woodhouse actually chases the dog around the house," she adds. "And they like to play tag."

They celebrate birthdays together.

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They travel together.

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They eat together. Well, Raven eats. Woodhouse supervises.

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And at the end of the day, they chill together. Because some things never change.

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You can follow the continuing adventures of Raven and Woodhouse on Instagram.