Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Love is Love!!!

I received this in my email today & thought I'd share it with you. As with most chain emails, I have no clue who it originally came from, so if you are the owner of these photos & do not like me posting them, just simply let me know.

I love animals so it would not be surprising I'd love this. In fact, I'd probably be just like this woman & bring the squirrel in my place! HA! See why no sane man has wanted to be crazy with me! HA! Ohhhh but what fun he is missing, I tell ya!! :-)

Actually, when I think about it, you can blame my mom! HA! I still remember the day, sometime in grammar school, when my mom brought home a bunch of baby bunnies from the front of our school & hand fed them. The lawn maintenance guy had scared the mother away. My mom watched & the mother never came back or maybe it was killed? Have to ask mom again. So mom just said to my dad "Guess what dear...your a dad again!" Ha! Well hope you enjoy this!
This is "Finnegan" the Squirrel. (Guess he is Irish huh!)   ;-)

For about as long as she can remember, Debby Cantlon says, friends and strangers have brought her animals in need. So it wasn't much of a surprise when someone asked her if she'd care for a newborn squirrel found at the base of a tree somewhere near Renton.

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. Cantlon, who has cancer, says rescuing injured animals is therapeutic for her.

When Cantlon took in the tiny creature and began caring for him, she found herself with an unlikely nurse's aide: her pregnant Papillon, 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, and 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 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.

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.


nhd106 said...

OMG...how cute!  Nancy

swtdlphn24 said...

aaaaawwwwwww.....those pictures are sooo cute.


rap4143 said...

Adoption works :)

lurkynat said...

Dear Deborah,
Aww! ( shhhh! ) (whispering..)"I'll bet that Deborah would liek to take some little baby bunnies or kitties home from the shelter!"grin! hugs, love,natalie

dreamingbrwneyes said...

This is the most precious thing I have ever seen!!
~ Jenny

boiseladie said...

OMG!  What an incredible entry!  I would have never believed it if I hadn't seen it here.  Thanks for sharing!