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Thread: Momma dog helping to raise kittens

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    Momma dog helping to raise kittens

    I go to my petfood store tonite for dog food and there behind the counter is this pretty brindle pitbull/cattle dog mix nursing (and yes I said NURSING) 5 baby kittens. They are just getting their eyes open and she is the model of a good mother. She had one errant youngster that she kept picking up and putting back with the rest and it was just so cool to watch. Within hours of her owner getting these kittens, she started producing milk and has taken over for their mom in every way. They do have to supplement with a bottle. In this election year where everybody is so negative about everything it was just so nice to see this dog be so kind to another species. Take note!
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    Way to go, mama dog. I know just how you feel.

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    That is the Coolest. Thanks for sharing
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    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    That is a great perk up on these troubled days, thanks for sharing.

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    I love that! Sometimes we humans could take a lesson from the animals! Thanks so much for posting this!

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    Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    And look, they are all resting on a quilt! How cute!
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    Oh so pretty. when i was young we had lots of cats and one dog. The cat had kittens and our dog tried to mother them too much. She licked them so much, they succumed. she buried all but the last one. She must have figured she would be caught anyway, she looked so sad. We couldn't chastise her. The next litter we made sure the cat kept out front until they were older and then our dog became a second Mother to them. she was so very proud for every little thing those kittens did!

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    What a Joy to see this post! Thanks. I loved it.

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    Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. This dog has such kind eyes. Most dogs are nicer than some people!

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    Wonderful story, what a good hearted dog.

    Do you think somewhere there is a quilter that feels bad because the quilt she lovingly made for someone has become a pet bed?
    "Be brave enough to be who you really are.

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    Amazing, i hope someone remembers her as mom of the year.

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    Ah isn't it amazing that animals are often kinder than many humans.

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    I agree with everyone. Animals can be kinder to others than alot of humans. That Dog is an amazing Mommy to those beautiful Kitties.
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    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elise1 View Post
    Wonderful story, what a good hearted dog.

    Do you think somewhere there is a quilter that feels bad because the quilt she lovingly made for someone has become a pet bed?
    I would assume the quilt belongs to the Dog's owner.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Who would have thought?

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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
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    Animals are just amazing.

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    Awhhh! How touching! Way to go momma!
    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams...live the life you have imagined. Thoreau

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    My friend made a quilt just for my cat and I would give up a couple for a mother and kittens or puppies. I always figure a quilt can always be made again but a kitten/puppy is special. Got to keep them warm and what better than a quilt.

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    Oh my gosh! That is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing and being positive!!!!! I agree with you about all the negativity out there.

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    Nice mama dog and she's getting up there with that white muzzle. It could also be a store bought quilt.

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    That is precious.
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    That is just precious. Thanks for sharing this story and pictures.

    One concern I have would be that the kittens will probably not have the good sense to be wary of strange dogs when they're older. People who adopt them will need to take extra care to keep them safely at home. Wouldn't it be funny if they learned to wag their tails?
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    Nice, happy story when a lot of bad things are in the news these days. Thanks for posting it.

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