A squirrel who thinks he's a dog

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  1. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    For about as long as she can remember, Debby Cantlon says, friends and strangers have brought her animals in need. So it wasn't much of a surprise when someone asked her if she'd care for a newborn squirrel found at the base of a tree somewhere near Renton .

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    AWWWWWWWWW
     
  2. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    Aww! :laugh: How cute.
     
  3. The_Discarded

    The_Discarded Staff Alumni

    Omg! Adoraaaaaaable. :laugh:
     
  4. GypsyGirl

    GypsyGirl Well-Known Member

    That is adorable!!! :biggrin:
     
  5. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    Awwwwwwwwwwws
     
  6. NooSenseFantastika

    NooSenseFantastika Well-Known Member

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    i want a squirle...squirel...I WANT ONE
     
  7. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

    OMG, that is tooo adorable, me want one!!! gimme!
     
  8. the_nihilist_reason

    the_nihilist_reason Antiquities Friend

    :thanks:
    Thanks chicka :laugh:
    That's really sweet and inspiring Kanani! You just made my day. :smile:

    I started digging into the story and eventually, after the distraction of having watched through 18 minutes of burping compilations on Youtube (no really, I did), I ended up with a similar video on a kitten and a crow (on caretaking that is, not burping). I thought this one was really touching as well:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JiJzqXxgxo

    :bunny: :cat: :bunny:
     
  9. Child_Of_The_Night

    Child_Of_The_Night Well-Known Member

    awwwww thats too cute.
     
  10. Joshuwah

    Joshuwah Well-Known Member

    :cool: kinda cute
     
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