Debby Cantlon, who plans to release Finnegan,
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.
Finnegan was resting in a nest in a cage just days
before Giselle was due to deliver her puppies.
Cantlon and her husband 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
Finnegan rides a puppy mosh pit of sorts, burrowing
in for warmth after feeding, and eventually working
his way beneath his new litter mates.
Two days after giving birth, mama dog Giselle
allowed Finnegan to nurse; family photos and a
videotape show her encouraging him to sucklealongside her litter of five pups.
Now, Finnegan 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.
Finnegan and his new litter mates, five Papillion
puppies, get along to gether as if they were meant to.
Finnegan naps after feeding.
Finnegan makes himself at home with his new
litter mates, nuzzling nose-to-nose for a nap after feeding.
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