Friday, March 2, 2012

Glenn The Squirrel

Pauline from paulinesfashions wanted me to share this story with you all.

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 and 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.


Glenn 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 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.

Glenn and his new litter mates, five Papillion puppies, get along together as if they were meant to.

Glenn naps after feeding.

Glenn 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 Glenn and the gang?

MORAL OF THE STORY: Keep loving everyone, even the squirrelly ones.


Pauline said...

Thanks, Athena, for posting...wasn't this amazing? Wowsers - maybe I do like squirrels a little bit now......:):)

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

This was really cute; a heart warming story.
But all I kept thinking, was uh-oh Sasha is going to have a problem with this one.
I know she thinks this is part of the overall plan of the squirrels.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Great post Pauline.

kc said...

i'm sorry, sasha, but this squirrel is really cute.