Skip to comments.Chihuahua Mama Adopts and Saves the Life of Tiny Kitten
Posted on 03/11/2014 3:55:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Staff and volunteers at Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. saw first hand just how strong a mothers love can be even when the baby is from another species!
Beignet, a young long-haired Chihuahua, and Gumbo, a tiny grey kitten, were found abandoned in a backyard in Barstow, Calif. Neighbors found Beignet, whose own puppies were nowhere to be found, nursing the small grey kitten and surely keeping him alive as nighttime temps dropped to the 20s.
The pair was transported to the HWAC and thrived under their care. Marcie Grube of HWAC says Gumbo is quiet and serene and likes to watch everything going on around him, while his mama, Beignet, is friendly and loves people and other animals. As excited as Beignet gets when people approach, she stays seated so her feline son can still be next to her. Gumbo really relies on Beignet for comfort and stability, Grube says. He is usually found snuggled next to her or leaning on her.
After they were sure the pair was healthy and comfortable, the staff went about finding the two a home together. When news spread of the unlikely mother-son combo, donations and would-be adopters poured in from all over the country and the world.
In fact, says the HWAC, they received so many applications to adopt the two that the shelter began asking people to send in a 300-word essay about why they have the perfect home for the adorable pair.
Beignet and Gumbos forever home will be chosen this week and the lucky family will take their new family members home on March 12.
Grube says when the pair first arrived, even during the hectic intake process, both Beignet and Gumbo were perfect little angels. They both sat like little kids, with perfect posture, right next to each other, almost saying, "Hi! Were waiting our turn!".
Well, Beignet and Gumbo, its your turn now! Enjoy your forever home!
I am sure you could see the AWWWWWW coming from a mile away!
:) :) :)
AWWWWW how cuteeee
I tell you personal story I have half pug half childrurea when we brought in cat we didn’t know she was pregnant until she start showing when she gave birth my little childrurea start baby sitting while her kitten while she been fed on us by just stay close to them and licking them
She “didn’t nurse’ them she allow them lay close to her and Mama cat didn’t say jack
Awwww...Fangs! How sweet is that?
Hiya, Stranger! I see you are still alive and kicking! *hugs* to you and Mrs. Freedumb.
Their names are just too cute!
Mama Kitty was probably just glad for the help.
Sweet enough to give sugar diabetes.
Can’t go wrong with “Gumbo.”
Thanks for brightening up my afternoon.
I love a happy ending!
You’re very welcome.
OH Yeah she didn’t mind she got away from babies for while they were driving crazy all my little chiuldrada did she just lick them just let them sleep close to her
It around the time when SO CAL had bad cold rain storm so kittys used sleep next to the dog like big happy family
My mom had theory our dog was fixed by her original owner I think this was way being “mother” to the kittys
What a good, sweet girl! Look how darling they are, snuggled up together.
I went to the animal center site...they have some beautiful cats up for adoption. Oh, those faces...
LOL, that is so cute.
Great, a kitten that grows up learning how to yap and act like a chihuahua.............../humor
Kids should have aunts and uncles to spoil them. Kitties too.
They know they’re a family.
Thanks, Joe...it’s a sweet story. Made me hiccup trying to remain rational...
LOL now that was funny LMAO
Very heartwarming. Thank you for the post and ping.
My pleasure. They’re quite a couple.
This is unabashed kitteh propaganda.
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