DETROIT — The tan puppy was just a couple of days old when its mother was fatally struck by a car in Detroit.
That landed Bobby, the tiny Chihuahua pup, in a shelter, where workers quickly placed him with the only nursing mother available — a cat named Gwen. And, as shown by photos and a video, Bobby managed to fit right into his new feline family, nestling right up to his new mom and her litter of kittens and taking his turns at getting mother’s milk.
Bobby is now five weeks old and recently was transferred to the Michigan Humane Society from a local rescue group that lacked the resources to help this – AHEM – blended family find people to adopt them, according to a Humane Society news release. The Humane Society would like to adopt the cat, her kittens and Bobby as a group, according to the release.
“It’s a misconception that cats and dogs can’t get along, and as we see at the Michigan Humane Society, they can often become loving family members,” said Ryan McTigue, spokesperson for MHS. “Mother cat Gwen’s acceptance of Bobby as an addition to her litter of kittens is a wonderful example of that!”
Source: Detroit Free Press