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Chihuahua Mama Adopts and Saves the Life of Tiny Kitten
HaloPets.com ^ | Caroline Golon

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 mother’s 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 Gumbo’s 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! We’re waiting our turn!".

Well, Beignet and Gumbo, it’s your turn now! Enjoy your forever home!


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 03/11/2014 3:55:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 03/11/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I am sure you could see the AWWWWWW coming from a mile away!

:) :) :)


3 posted on 03/11/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

AWWWWW how cuteeee


4 posted on 03/11/2014 3:57:18 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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


5 posted on 03/11/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awwww...Fangs! How sweet is that?


6 posted on 03/11/2014 4:00:25 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: freedumb2003

Hiya, Stranger! I see you are still alive and kicking! *hugs* to you and Mrs. Freedumb.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 4:01:23 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Their names are just too cute!


8 posted on 03/11/2014 4:01:42 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: SevenofNine

Mama Kitty was probably just glad for the help.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Monkey Face

Sweet enough to give sugar diabetes.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: workerbee

Can’t go wrong with “Gumbo.”


11 posted on 03/11/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Iknowhuh?


12 posted on 03/11/2014 4:14:19 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How precious.
Thanks for brightening up my afternoon.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 4:27:01 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

I love a happy ending!


14 posted on 03/11/2014 4:29:50 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: patriot08

You’re very welcome.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 4:43:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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16 posted on 03/11/2014 4:43:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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


17 posted on 03/11/2014 4:44:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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...


18 posted on 03/11/2014 4:45:56 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: SevenofNine

LOL, that is so cute.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 4:46:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great, a kitten that grows up learning how to yap and act like a chihuahua.............../humor


20 posted on 03/11/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: SevenofNine

Kids should have aunts and uncles to spoil them. Kitties too.


21 posted on 03/11/2014 4:48:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

They know they’re a family.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 4:49:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks, Joe...it’s a sweet story. Made me hiccup trying to remain rational...


23 posted on 03/11/2014 5:02:27 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL now that was funny LMAO


24 posted on 03/11/2014 5:41:41 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very heartwarming. Thank you for the post and ping.


25 posted on 03/11/2014 6:20:12 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

My pleasure. They’re quite a couple.


26 posted on 03/11/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows

This is unabashed kitteh propaganda.

;)


27 posted on 03/12/2014 7:54:10 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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