Every Pet Deserves A Good Home…

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 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.
Send this along to brighten someone’s day!
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all get along
like Finnegan and the gang?

Keep loving everyone, even the squirrelly ones!

(Ask Marion will admit it is something after years of doing just that, that she has a hard time doing these days!!)

What a great story though!!  And these puppies remind us so much of one of our own dogs’ pups, Goji

A & A's Pups 24 Hours Old

24 Hours Old

All Between 70 and 74 Hours Old

72-Hours Old

Pups 28 Days Old - We Are All Hungry

28 Days Old

Our little guys were Chiweenies, though: Half Chihuahuas – Half Weiner Dogs instead of Papillion pups

Posted:  Just One More Pet

November 7, 2009 - Posted by | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Animals Adopting Animals, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Success Stories, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , ,

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