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Dog and Squirrel Story  
(Mother Giselle and Finnegan)

By Debby Cantlon

Debby Cantlon, who planned
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
Mother Giselle was due to deliver her puppies.

Cantlon and her husband watched
as Giselle dragged the squirrel's cage twice
to her own bedside before she gave birth.

Cantlon was concerned,
yet ultimately decided
to allow Finnegan, 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 the squirrel Finnegan
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

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