Here's a tale of two-year-old chihuahua named Buttercup, who lost her puppy hours after giving birth to it and ended up finding love by adopting two litters of kittens:
The bittersweet tale began two weeks ago when Buttercup gave birth to a puppy who died four hours after birth. Scribner said it broke her heart to see her beloved Buttercup looking so forlorn.
But then Scribner received a call at the hospital about five kittens that had been abandoned during the night in a yard in Surrey. “They were starving. They had been a full night and a full day without food. When we got them they were very weak and meowing,” she said.
Buttercup went straight up to the kittens and started cleaning them. And it wasn’t long before the wee animals latched on.
“She still had milk and she took to these babies right away. She hasn’t left them since and is very protective.”
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/letters/Grieving%2Bchihuahua%2Bkittens/3084978/story.html (Photo: Jon Murray/PNG)