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Chihuahua mix serves as mom to kittens

Shyla, a Chihuahua mix in New Zealand, has undertaken the nursing of seven kittens born to a stray.

The kittens were taken in by a Pets n Vets clinic to save them from being euthanized, and Shyla, who has nursed a previous litter of kittens, was called to duty.


Comment from Eighteenpaws
Time November 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Seriously adorable! I can just never get enough of cross-species interaction and affection and caring, especially when we humans continue to struggle with the essential concept. Also – several decades of 100-plus-pound dogs have taken good care of me, but yes, don’t tell my dogs now, but some day when I am MUCH older and less able, the Chi’s are sure to be part of my adopted family. Those big, expressive eyes, those ears up and down and on the horizontal — lots of personality and intelligence and affection there to love! Thanks for this!

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