A New York State resident shared the remarkable story of her newborn kitten’s rescue online. The kitten was adopted by her Doberman dog, who had recently had puppies.
The end of summer was a busy time for American Brittany Callan, a woman helping her relative renovate her home.
Suddenly her attention was attracted by a faint squeak from the garden, the woman went to the sound and found a tiny blind kitten, apparently only recently born. She did not touch the baby, rightly thinking that the mother cat had gone out on her own business and would certainly come back to the baby.
But the baby’s squeak was heard throughout the day and in the evening, Brittany decided to check on the kitten again. The baby was still alone and only cried softly from hunger. She couldn’t leave it on the street and took it with her into the house.
Her dog, Ruby, had just brought her third litter and was now nursing puppies only slightly older than the foundling. Brittany was a little wary of her pet’s reaction, but the Doberman showed no aggression toward the baby. Ruby, at first just watched the kitty, and then sniffed and began to lick it.
The owner realized that the dog had accepted the foundling after her dog turned around to give him a chance to eat. Ruby’s own pups also made no distinction between the siblings and the newborn kitty. The dog had already taken care of orphaned babies of other species – rabbits and guinea pigs – a couple of times, so now there was no need to worry about the fate of little Rose.
Mrs. Callan shared touching photos of the first meeting of Ruby and her foster “daughter” on her Facebook, saying in the comments that she rarely gets to feed her with dog’s milk, so she often has to give her nutritious formula. That said, Ruby is always willing to give her attention and maternal affection, and the kitten falls asleep in the close circle of the pups under her mother’s care.
After a few weeks, the mature babies were already chasing each other with all their might. Compared to the large, over two kilograms, Rose was petite and frail. But caring Ruby was always on the lookout for her, deftly snatching the “little one” from underneath the rambunctious little creatures so she wouldn’t get trampled.
The mature kitten is doing fine with the Doberman family, and Rose will be picked up by a relative, Brittany, a couple of weeks later. The woman, watching the formidable pet, worries that the dog will miss her adopted daughter, whom she still treats with tenderness and care.
It’s a story Brittany shared to show users that a formidable, fearless guard can be a friend, loving, gentle and caring.