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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003
    In heels

    Smile Family Dog nurses abandoned squirrel

    Birds of a feather may flock together, but what about two different animals all together? One First Coast Family is finding out first hand. Their dog is nursing a baby squirrel back to health.

    Roxanne Tripp's stepson found the abandoned infant squirrel in late August. He brought it home, where the family cared for it and named it Chipper. One day, the family's eight-year-old Terrier-Schnauzer mix, Pepper, started sniffing around.

    "She kept putting her nose in the bin and she kept wanting to mess with it. I just decided i would hold it with my hand, let her sniff it," Tripp says.

    The pair bonded almost instantly. Pepper, who hasn't had puppies in four years, started producing milk again.

    "To be an eight-year-old dog, and hadn't had puppies in four years, the motherly instinct was still so strong," Tripp says. "It's crazy cause she's been a mother too long. She probably thinks it's a puppy."


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    The Other End
    What a cute little story, Cass... I love animals.. They amazed me..

    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    I am smiling after reading that!

  4. #4
    Awww Cute story.

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