Family Dog nurses abandoned squirrel

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    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."

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=44170
     
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  3. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    What a cute little story, Cass... :p I love animals.. They amazed me..
     
  4. mic730

    mic730 Former Member

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    I am smiling after reading that!
     
  5. Shortcake21

    Shortcake21 Inactive

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    Awww Cute story.:)
     

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