When Dogs Do the Adopting...  

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Here are some sweet pictures that I thought I would share...hope you like them as much as I do! –Kim
A Beagle and Fawn
Could you imagine coming home from work to find this tiny creature napping on your couch with your dog?
The fawn followed this beagle home – right through the doggie door – in the Bittinger, Maryland area. The owner came home to find the visitor had made himself right at home.

A Ridgeback and Fawn
A woman found a fawn under her step (they think the doe might have been hit by a car).... Her Rhodesian Ridgeback is helping to look after it.
The family named the fawn Bella. When she regains her strength (she was not in good shape when the family found her), they plan to send her to some friends who raised two orphan deer and released them to the wild. Right now, she is being bottle fed.
Their dog Hogan has basically taken over. The fawn even shares Hogan's bed.

A Ridgeback and Panther!
At the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia, a two-week-old panther cub has been adopted by Kimba, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, after being rejected by it's birth mother. The cub has successfully intergrated into the litter of eight, but requires some help to compete with the more powerful puppies.
The birth mother cat has killed all her offspring since 1999, possibly because she was traumatised by the sound of NATO bombs during airstrikes in the Serbian capital intended to stop former President Slobodan Milosevic's crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists in 1999.
Under other circumstances, the canine mother and adopted cub would be mortal enemies. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are bred to hunt large cats.
"...we are sure that the panther cub will grow up with its new family despite their nature. That's why we decided to give her the name Milica, (sweet one)" said Vuk Bojovik, Director of Belgrade Zoo.

A Chihuahua and Litter of Squirrels
A Lake City, Florida family said its dog's maternal instinct kicked in when 10-year-old Mimi laid eyes on the baby squirrels.
Mimi took the motherless squirrels in as if they were her own. Their eyes are still closed, but their tails are a dead giveaway that Mimi's babies are squirrels – three females and one male. Derek Varnes, who works for a tree-cutting company, said he found the squirrels' nest last week on a downed limb. He gave the squirrels to his fiancee's mother, Jeanette Young.
"My 10-year-old Chihuahua would come and watch me and start whining and carrying on," Young said. "I thought she was going to eat them."
She said that when she eventually put the squirrels down, Mimi started licking them to clean them and then began nursing them. Young said although Mimi's last litter was born four years ago, the dog is still able to make enough milk to keep the baby squirrels full. Mimi doesn't venture far from her new little ones.
She credited maternal instinct for Mimi's behavior and said the dog is a better mom this time around than with her own puppies four years ago. She said a veterinarian told her as long as Mimi is able to feed the squirrels, the babies would continue to grow and be healthy.

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