Finnegan The Squirrel

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    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.

    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.

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  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    really cute pictures Ace thanks for sharing
     

  3. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Those are some great pictures Ace, thanks for sharing Brother..
     
  4. CAT ADDICT

    CAT ADDICT New Member

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    incredible story. thanks for sharing:smile2:
     
  5. catfisher43

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    great story Ace.Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    thats cute, i like how the squirrel is almost as big as the puppies, lol
     
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    made the first pick my background for desk top thanks for the pics ACE