Saturday, May 8

Incomin' Mail - Squirrel Paps!

This is a story of a young, rescued squirrel named Finnegan and a pregnant Papillon and later, its new Pap pups! This was forwarded to me! Thanks, Billy Jo! (FYI, I have always wanted the Papillon breed for my first puppy!) I'll tell it all here! Enjoy!
ABOVE: 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.When Cantlon took in the tiny creature and began caring for him, she found herself with an
unlikely aid: her pregnant Papillion, Mademoiselle Giselle.
ABOVE: Finnegan was resting in a nest in a cage just days before Giselle was due to deliver her puppies. Cantlon and her husband watched as the dog dragged the squirrel's cage to her own bedside before she gave birth. Cantlon was concerned, yet, she ultimately  decided to allow the squirrel out and the inter-species bonding began. 

ABOVE: Finnegan rides a puppy mosh pit of sorts, burrowing in for warmth after feeding, eventually working his way beneath his new litter mates.
ABOVE: Two days after giving birth, Mama Giselle allowed Finnegan to nurse; family  photos and a videotape show her encouraging him to suckle alongside her litter of five pups. 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.
ABOVE: Finnegan and his new litter mates, the five Papillion puppies, get along together as if they were meant to.
ABOVE: Finnegan naps.
ABOVE: Finnegan makes himself at home with his new litter mates, nuzzling nose-to-nose.

There's supposed to be a moral behind this story, and that is to KEEP LOVING EVERYONE, EVEN THE SQUIRRELLY ONES!

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
- Nelson Mandela
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