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Old 08-11-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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8/11/2006: Papillon dog adopts, nurses injured baby squirrel



Another via Neatorama.

1... 2... 3... Awwwwwwww!

That's Finnegan the squirrel, who was found injured and malnourished when he was only a few days old. He'd fallen 40 feet out of a tree. He only lived because he fell on top of his sister, who was also falling, and who died. Finnegan was in bad shape. He was brought to one Debby Cantlon, who had a reputation for taking in sick and injured animals.

And that's when Mademoiselle Giselle the Papillon took over. (OK, we'll excuse the cutesy-pie dog name.) M'elle Giselle was pregnant, bedding on the other side of the house, but somehow took a liking to the squirrel. She dragged Finnegan's cage across the house, so it could be next to her own doggie bed. And when Cantlon moved the cage back, M'elle just did it again.

So Cantlon let them hang out together.



And after M'elle Giselle gave birth to her pups, she let Finnegan in to nurse as one of her own.



Actually N-rama points to this page of crazy animal adoptions (which in turn points to this gallery of the Finnigan/Giselle paring). There are eight other animal adoptions on that crazy adoptions page. IotD Friday has already covered most of them. This dog and ducklings I hadn't seen before:



The cat and crow video on the adoptions page is fun.

Happy Friday all!
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:28 AM   #2
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:30 AM   #3
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The pictures are awfully sweet.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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And that's when Mademoiselle Giselle the Papillon took over. (OK, we'll excuse the cutesy-pie dog name.)...
Well, it does really fit her custie-pie face!
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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Uh... that crow is not trying to adopt that cat. It's a baby crow. You can tell by the pink in his beak and the sound of his call. He's trying to be "adopted" by the cat... the part where he's biting the cat's foot is how baby crows feed from their parents beaks.
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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Are those ducklings *nursing*?! What the hell is that all about? They aren't mammals.
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:54 PM   #7
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The ones at her breast are the males.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:55 PM   #8
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I have a few more pics of adoptions. Here is a dog (in Russia as I recall) foster mother to orphaned lion AND tiger cubs, and cat foster mother to ferrets.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:59 PM   #9
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...and a German shepherd mother to tiger cubs, and a dog nursing piglets. Being from a mixed family myself, I approve.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:09 PM   #10
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I can't remember if this picture came from this site or not...I've been finding so many great pics around lately, my hard drive better not crash! Well, I do love this picture wherever I got it!
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:11 PM   #11
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:13 PM   #12
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Why would a dog let a fuzzy-tailed rat nears her pups?
Oh, of course.....Mademoiselle Giselle the Papillon....french bitch.
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:47 AM   #13
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:30 AM   #14
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...and a German shepherd mother to tiger cubs, and a dog nursing piglets. Being from a mixed family myself, I approve.
You're from a mixed species family? Egad.
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I've raised orphaned kitties and puppies completely by hand. Bottle-feeding, making them go potty, cleaning little dirty eye-boogers, etc.

Soon, my first human baby will arrive. I wonder if my experience will count for anything?
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