Animals Do Amazing Things

Posted Monday, September 3, 2007, at 6:38 PM
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  • That's a great story about Oscar. In Omaha, there is a program called "Animeals on Wheels" that delivers free pet food to elderly or disabled people who are pet owners. Volunteering in that program gave me a small glimpse at how amazingly important pets can be and how they can give hope in the most severe circumstances. Kudos, Amy!

    -- Posted by saveryhinze on Thu, Sep 6, 2007, at 2:19 PM
  • Oh, and just for fun: google a You Tube video called Crazy Kitty. I don't know the link, but my 8 year-old always finds it, and it's hilarious.

    -- Posted by saveryhinze on Thu, Sep 6, 2007, at 2:20 PM
  • Found another amazing papillion who adopted an orphaned squirrel. I suspect there were pictures when this was originally postedRead on.

    Debby Cantlon, who plans to release Finnegan, the young squirrel, back into the wild, bottle-fed the infant squirrel after it was brought to her house.

    When Cantlon took in the tiny creature and began caring for him, she found herself with an unlikely nurse's aide: her pregnant

    Papillion, Mademoiselle Giselle.

    Finnegan was resting in a nest in a cage just days before Giselle was due to deliver her puppies.

    Cantlon and her husband watched as the dog dragged the squirrel's cage twice to her own bedside before she gave birth.

    Cantlon was concerned, yet ultimately decided to allow the squirrel out and the inter-species bonding began.


    Finnegan rides a puppy mosh pit of sorts, burrowing in for warmth after feeding,?eventually working his way beneath his new litter mates.

    Two days after giving birth, mama dog Giselle allowed Finnegan to nurse; family photos and a videotape show her encouraging him to suckle alongside her litter of five pups.

    Now, Finnegan mostly uses a bottle, but still snuggles with his "siblings" in a mosh pit of puppies, rolling atop their bodies and sinking in deeply for a nap.

    Finnegan and his new litter mates, five Papillion puppies, get along together as if they were meant to.

    Finnegan makes himself at home with his new litter mates, nuzzling nose-to-nose for a nap after feeding.

    -- Posted by amystrauch on Wed, Sep 12, 2007, at 10:20 AM
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