Thursday, February 15, 2007

Strange: puppy adopted by Mama Cat

In support of (I suppose) the rights of ALL
to adopt, not just WHITE heterosexual couples, this article has
made today's headlines:

Mother Cat Adopts Newborn Rottweiler

In the game of Adoption, nothin' at All is strange...

Charlie's (the pup) mother was found by the side of the road in Meriden a couple of months ago. She gave birth to two puppies, but one was stillborn. As sometimes happens with a stillborn in the litter, the mother refused to accept Charlie.

Volunteers bottle-fed him every two hours, but the effort was exhausting for them and insufficient for the puppy

Research indicated that a suitable substitute could be the cat, who had given birth to four kittens that have quickly warmed to Charlie.

"The kittens scrum up with him and the kittens treat him like one of their own," a spokesman said. "There's a certain social benefit of small animals being with each other."

Such relationships are not all that unusual in certain circumstances, said Deirdre Chiaramonte, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center, a specialty teaching hospital in New York.

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