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Dog mom nurses orphan kittens

In this week’s pet news, an uncommon pet relationship arises between a mama dog and a litter of orphan kittens.

Eighty-four year-old Elbert Bristow of Columbia owns a 2-year-old white dog named Molly and a cat whom he called “Kitty Kitty.” Both of his pets recently gave birth. Bristow returned home after a fishing trip earlier this week and accidentally ran over Kitty Kitty who unfortunately did not survive.

Molly, the maternal dog, has taken in the four six-week-old kittens to nurture them as her own. The kittens follow Molly around, perhaps thinking that she is their mother. Bristow plans on giving away all but one puppy and kitten.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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