So many of nature’s incredible stories involve the power of mothers. It’s so often the mothers who raise the little ones in the wild. This creates a toughness that we have all seen! All it takes is for us to get on the wrong side of mom, and we are due for some trouble. There isn’t much difference between a bear and a human when its a mama worried about her little ones, is there?
For one cat mother, the worst thing possible had happened.
There are few things harder than losing your kids. Miss Kitty, a yellow and white cat, had recently given birth to a full litter of kittens. While this is usually a joy for mothers, it was not so for Miss Kitty.
As the days went on, it was apparent her kittens were not well.
Missy Grant, Miss Kitty’s owner, knew that something was wrong. She observed the kittens and understood that Miss Kitty’s time as a mother was coming to a close. Ryan Grant, Missy’s husband, found the kittens under a trailer one day and saw that they had passed.
Remarkably, a dog in the same neighborhood had recently given birth to her own litter of puppies.
Smoochie, a black dog, had given birth to a healthy litter of her own pups. While most dogs are wonderful and caring mothers, Smoochie seemed not to want anything to do with her babies! There are many reasons a mother may reject her puppies, none of them comforting.
A lack of a natural maternal instinct can be due to a number of factors and is most commonly seen in young dogs or those who were hand reared separated early from their own mothers. – PBS
With the puppies abandoned, there was little hope for their survival.
Thankfully, there is a hero to this story. While the Grants were out one day, they came back to find all five puppies had gone missing. With Smoochies seeming not to care, they were confused as to where they could have gone.
Getting help searching for the dogs, Missy’s neighbor told her that she saw Miss Kitty stealing the pups away from Smoochie.
With a new place to search, the family was shocked by what they found. Miss Kitty had gathered all of the pups and started to care for each one as her own! Missy called the local news, and a call went out.
When they aired the incredible story, the news asked if anyone had and kittens they could bring to Miss Kitty to help her release the pups.
When the call went out, someone called back and brought two abandoned kittens to help Miss Kitty release the pups she was nursing. The kittens were presented to her, and low and behold, she adopted them too! Only then, the group realized, Miss Kitty still refused to leave the pups alone!
They called the vet and he told them that she should be able to nurse the pups without issues!
The volume of milk was the only issue and was an easy remedy. They just brought the puppies to Smoochie and forced her to lay down whenever milk was running low from Miss Kitty. It seems that love and motherhood are things that aren’t confined to any one species!
Check out the heartwarming video below!
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