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Dog adopts rejected white lion cub
upi ^ | Aug. 1, 2012

Posted on 08/01/2012 9:56:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono

PADERBORN, Germany,- A German zookeeper said a white lion cub rejected by its mother was adopted by her male dog whose name means lion.

Jeanette Wurms, 36, a lion keeper at the Stukenbrock safari park near Paderborn, said baby lion Jojo was developing an infection where her umbilical cord was severed after her birth about three weeks ago, requiring frequent vet visits, The Local.de reported Wednesday.

Wurms said the frequent vet attention led Jojo's mother, Nala, to reject her, so she brought the cub home with her.

The zookeeper said her dog, Lejon, whose name is Swedish for "lion," took an instant liking to the cub.

"Lejon looked after her with me from the first day, licking her clean, and lying next to her when I was giving Jojo her bottle. Since then we have become a very special family," Wurms said.

Wurms said Jojo is now spending large amounts of time each day playing in the garden with her adopted father dog.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; lion


1 posted on 08/01/2012 9:56:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Who lives down in deepest darkest Africa?


2 posted on 08/01/2012 10:00:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


3 posted on 08/01/2012 10:03:20 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: JoeProBono

Third pic is head explosion cuteness overload.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 10:13:11 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: JoeProBono

If Lejon means “lion” in Swedish, what does “Wurms” mean in English?


5 posted on 08/01/2012 10:14:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: massgopguy


6 posted on 08/01/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: The KG9 Kid


7 posted on 08/01/2012 10:17:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

HORRORS!!! Don’t they know the TERRIBLE DANGER that poor little lion cub is in? That dog is a PIT BULL! No poor little lion cub should ever be placed in the terrible danger of being caged with such a FEROCIOUS, DANGEROUS DOG.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 10:30:49 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper


9 posted on 08/01/2012 10:34:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The zookeeper’s name “Wurms” has the same root as the English “warm.” It’s also a variation of the German city name “Worms,” (pronounced “vorms”), named for the Worm river fed by warm springs....and of course having nothing to do with our word worm.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 10:41:04 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns

Actually, our word “vermin” comes from the German word for worms, which would be a maggot or caterpillar.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 10:47:07 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: JoeProBono; Joe 6-pack

... WOOF!


12 posted on 08/01/2012 10:53:03 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: AnalogReigns

The German word Wurm means “worm”, however. I always liked the phrase, “The Diet of Worms”. Just not gastronomically.

Anyway, it’s a cute dog and a cute cub.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 11:05:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

What it looks like.

I know that Luther defied the Catholic Church on some important matters, and they made him go on a Diet of Worms.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 11:07:53 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Alas Babylon!

The English word “vermin” comes from the Latin word “vermis”, meaning animal pest or worm, through the French word “vermine”. The English word “worm” and the German word “Wurm” mean the same thing and they share a common proto-Germanic root. Latin vermis and English worm derive from a common Indo-European root.

http://www.myetymology.com/english/worm.html

http://www.myetymology.com/english/vermin.html


15 posted on 08/01/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: JoeProBono

Ahhhh, that’s cute. Until the kitty gets big and hungry.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 11:17:47 AM PDT by bgill
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

17 posted on 08/01/2012 11:20:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono
She looks just like my dear departed Torey-The-Dog(RIP)


18 posted on 08/01/2012 11:25:39 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: AnalogReigns

And there is a wonderful weight loss program that originates in that city!

It is favored by Lutherans.

You may have heard of it...the Diet of Worms. :-)


19 posted on 08/01/2012 11:29:23 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Joe 6-pack

So cute!

My friend recently adopted a pair of “Havamalts” — cross bred Havanese/Maltese puppies. These balls of fluff are hardly any bigger than her slipper! They share a household with a giant GSD and a couple of VERY LARGE cats. The bigger animals are very patient with the pups and play with them endlessly, despite their little puppy nips.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 11:32:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: bgill

“Ahhhh, that’s cute. Until the kitty gets big and hungry.”

Have no fear. The dog’s a PIT BULL, meaning he’ll soon eat the lion.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 11:43:44 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Sir Napsalot; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

22 posted on 08/01/2012 11:54:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: left that other site; Charles Henrickson

Groaner at post #19.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 12:00:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Bookmark for when I get home so I can see the pictures.

(^^%$$^$%##$@## IT department!


24 posted on 08/01/2012 12:06:02 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, looks just like my dog, uncanny! Big tongue and all!


25 posted on 08/01/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: JoeProBono; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; Slings and Arrows

Ich bin ein purr winner.

26 posted on 08/01/2012 12:58:39 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Ich bin ein tagliner)
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To: Slings and Arrows


27 posted on 08/01/2012 1:17:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

"NO SAI 'AWWW!' I R FEERZ LION!"

28 posted on 08/01/2012 1:22:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack

Thank you for the pings, guys!


29 posted on 08/01/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

My pleasure.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 2:32:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Three days after we moved into our house my wife brought home a male Cocker Spaniel named Cody that had been severely abused. It took about 6 months to get him to have some confidence. after another 6 months my wife's work schedule changed so we got him a little sister to keep him company.

The first night he went up to her and licked her and cuddled her. The next day he did the same thing. She thanked him by biting on to his ear and having him drag her around the hardwood floors.

She really taught him how to play and have fun, something his life had been lacking for the first 7 years.

The were the best of friends and he really was her protector in spite of all the torture she gave him.

She was absolutely beside herself when we had to put him down from liver cancer. We all still miss him.

31 posted on 08/01/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT by verga (Every single cult leader has believed in Home schooling, think about it.)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s so sweet. lol


32 posted on 08/01/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

“Third pic is head explosion cuteness overload.”

Totally!

I just said “awwwwwww” so many times hubby said “Alright, already - what’s so cute?!”


33 posted on 08/01/2012 4:57:39 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Slings and Arrows

A reminder that animals will take care of each other. An important teaching lesson.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 5:42:05 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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