Skip to comments.Abandoned kitten saved by loving retired guard dog [w/pix]
Posted on 04/17/2014 10:18:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Lorrie R. and her family live near a heavily wooded park that is behind a train station and a very busy highway in south Florida. Every morning, they take out their very large Akita, Lily, there for a walk. Despite the highway and trains, the park is a refuge for many birds and animals. Unfortunately, its also the place where other people dump their pets. In recent months, Lorrie have discovered 5 animals in the park and find birds in distress.
One day, They were out for a usual walk with her dog Lily, she said. I heard a loud funny noise as we entered the park and I thought it was a bird. We walked Lily and on the way out I decided to investigate the noise that was still quite loud thinking it could be an injured bird.
Lily is 10 YO. I owned a store that has some security problems and my daughter got her for me as a gift to feel safer at work. She had basic training and then training as a guard dog. She has become my heart dog and constant companion as she came to work with me every day until I retired. She has never lived with a cat and never had pups of her own.
As Lorrie and Lily was walking towards the noise, Lily started sniffing around and suddenly pounced! Up she came with a 2-week-old kitten in her mouth. I nearly fainted! Shouted the DROP IT! command and she deposited the kitty in front of me unharmed. says Lorie.
The kitten was all alone and left to to die in the woods. Lorrie brought the kitten to her home and tried to feed her , but she was nowhere near weaned. They decided to take the kitten to the Humane Society thinking that they could help the kitten.
Unfortunately, according to Lorrie , both the Humane Society and the Broward County Animal Control offices said they would not take her and would put her down if left there. HS offered to give Lorrie KMR and told her if she hand fed the kitten for a month they would then take the kitten to be placed.
So I brought her home thinking it was going to be a very long month keeping them apart and safe. Much to my surprise, Lily has adopted the kitten! Comes and gets me when she needs to be fed and watches to make sure I do it right! Lorie added, They seem to be doing very well together, though I am afraid to leave them untended- the size difference is major. I think Lily wants to keep her and I think in a months time she may get her wish!
More pix at source.
Awww, a little patched tabby girl. How totally precious!
She’s a little doodlebug.
LOL Large breed females with a tough reputation have a soft spot for kittens ... Our German Shepherd Zita, adopted Martin, a gray/white kitten and they were lifelong buddies.
Have you seen the other pictures of her at the source document? She has really gorgeous markings.
I suspect that those two will be together for a long time.
Awww! Got pix?
This precious baby just added years to Lily’s life.
Lily picked her own forever friend. Way better than some random psycho kitty the humans might have brought home from a shelter, lol.
> This precious baby just added years to Lilys life.
Dog sez...”Yo, Fluffkins...you can came home with me.”
I could not finish reading this, as the fractured English was hurting my brain. Yipes! Maybe the Akita wrote it.
Ah so desu...
Funny that dog and kit have such similar markings—they look related!
Awww - such a cute baby!
Shades of my beloved German Shepherd. We literally rescued a kitten from a weird bratty neighbor kid of my aunt’s. Turns out he actually stole the 3-wk old kitten from another neighbor but we didn’t know at the time as he told all kinds of bogus stories. My dog was up with us and when my mom and aunt came back to the house depositing the kitten with me, my 7yo immediately perked up and checked her out. She was suckling her within minutes. Never had puppies although she was never spayed until late. We bottle-fed the baby until she was weaned; that is a natural and it was common at my aunt’s farm. Shana treated that cat like her baby until she was all grown.
One of the reasons I prefer females. More likely to accept young animals.
I think it's in Doge.
Kitteh knows a good deal when she sees it.
Sisters from different mothers.
I repeat myself: Awwww!
I think it’s in Doge.
I would have preferred doggerel.
Only in my head. Sorry!
No worries - sounds like they were quite the pair.