A month ago I bought a little chihuahua/pekingese mix to be my new baby. Hubby's basset Reba Marie and my new puppy, Frankiebaby became fast friends.
However, Reba does not play with the puppy. Reba has never had puppies, and after every heat she 'bags' up. This time it wasn't going down. And that was because Frankiebaby has been nursing, and Reba has not stopped her.
This brings us to back to the stock pot. I wanted a kitten for Frankiebaby to play with. I felt it was a shame to 'waste' all that milk Reba has when so many baby animals need good mama milk.
On Monday I called the local animal shelter to see about getting a stray kitten. I left a message, but no reply. Tuesday I was in town with my son, and we just so happened upon the animal control truck, and I spoke to the lady.
She told me she had just taken a stray kitten from a dog (who was playing with it), and dropped it off at the vet. It would need to be bottle fed. I told her I had a lactating basset and we could try to feed her on Reba.
We were both so excited!!! Perfect timing!!! I brought her home Tuesday. Tuesday night Reba Marie washed her top to bottom. It took a little effort to get her used to the bigger size teats, but she is catching on fast!!
Reba is doing great, and when the baby cries she comes to see what is going on.
As I said, Reba has never had puppies, or ever nursed ANYTHING before.
She has never washed babies, or cared if anything cried.
Reba Marie is 5ish, and a virgin.
You don't have to have babies to be a 'mama'.
Perfect timing, or intervention? You tell me:)
Have a great weekend!!!!
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