Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Animal world-Glenn the squirrel

Debby Cantlon, who plans to release Glenn, 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.

Glenn 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.

animal-world-glenn-the-squirrelCantlon was concerned, yet ultimately decided to allow the squirrel out and the inter-species bonding began.

animal-world-glenn-the-squirrel2Two days after giving birth, mama dog Giselle allowed Glenn to nurse; family photos and a videotape show her encouraging him to suckle alongside her litter of five pups. Now, Glenn 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.

animal-world-glenn-the-squirrel3Glenn and his new litter mates, five Papillion puppies, get along together as if they were meant to.


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