A Chihuahua named Bobby was only two days old when his mom was struck and killed by a car. Fortunately, the staff at the Michigan Human Society had a good idea. The puppy “really needed mother’s care. They had a mom cat that was recently still nursing and they thought, ingenious idea, to maybe see if maybe this puppy could go along with these guys and see if mommy cat could treat him like one of her own. And it actually worked! It was a very successful tryout and we’re really happy about it.”
As you’ll see in the video posted below, that mom cat, a tabby named Gwen, actually did let Bobby join her litter of adorable little kittens. As it happens, the baby Chihuahua is about the same size as his feline step-siblings. They’re all getting along just fine!
The Human Society’s Ryan McTige had a good summary of what happened: “You think about mother nature and how cats and dogs aren’t supposed to like each other but as we all know at the Michigan Humane Society, that isn’t always the case and this is an extreme example of that. They’re spending some time in a foster home right now getting all the socialization, all the love that they need, and all the medical attention they require. And as soon as they’re ready, they’ll go up for adoption here at the Michigan Humane Society where they’ll all find loving forever homes.”
There’s something about stories like this that really strike a chord with people. It could be that deep down, many of us want to get along with others despite any differences in culture, religion, and so on. We often fail at this, but if cats and dogs can get along, maybe that should give us hope.
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