Eric Stonestreet Cuddles Up to a Kitten on Set
08/01/2012 AT 02:30 PM EDT
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.