Friday, March 20, 2009

Squirrel Email from a Friend

I just had to share to share this with all of you after I read it...

Finnegan the squirrel
The moral of this story is the best part!!!

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 nurse's aide: her pregnant Papillion, Mademoiselle  Giselle.

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 twice to her own  bedside before she gave birth.

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

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

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

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.

Finnegan  and his new litter mates, five Papillion puppies, get along together as if  they

were meant to.

Finnegan  naps after feeding.

Finnegan  makes himself at home with his new litter mates, nuzzling nose-to-nose for a  nap after feeding.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Keep loving everyone,
even the squirrelly ones !

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