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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Show and Tail Day

Squirrel-Dog!

The moral of this story is the best part!!!
Debby Cantlon, who plans to release Finnegan, the young squirrel, back into the wild, bottle-fed the infant squirrel after it was brought to her house.


When Cantlon took in the tiny creature and began caring for him, she found herself with an unlikely nurse's aide: her pregnant
Papillion, Mademoiselle Giselle.

Finnegan was resting in a nest in a cage just days before Giselle was due to deliver her puppies.
Cantlon and her husband watched as the dog dragged the squirrel's cage twice to her
own bedside before she gave birth.

Cantlon was concerned, yet ultimately decided to allow the squirrel out and the inter-species bonding began.
Finnegan rides a puppy mosh pit of sorts, burrowing in for warmth after feeding,
eventually working his way beneath his new litter mates.


Two days after giving birth, mama dog Giselle allowed Finnegan to nurse; family photos and a videotape show her encouraging him to suckle alongside her litter of five pups.
Now, Finnegan mostly uses a bottle, but still snuggles with his 'siblings' in a mosh pit of puppies,
Rolling atop their bodies, and sinking in deeply for a nap.

Finnegan and his new litter mates, five Papillion puppies, get along together as if they were meant to.
Finnegan naps after feeding.
Finnegan makes himself at home with his new litter mates, nuzzling nose-to-nose for a nap after feeding.

Send this along to brighten someone's day!
Wouldn't it be nice if we could all get along

Like Finnegan and the gang?

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Keep loving everyone, even the squirrelly ones.

(I love this one personally.) I think this shows a good example about loving others that are different then you - it's a hard thing to do - I try - not always successful - what about you?


|"When we can begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves."
– Katherine Mansfield

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48 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is the cutest thing ever!!! Now I want a pet squirrel ;-)

Sandra said...

you know i love it, it has furry babies and puppy's and squirrels, so what is not to love? so cute

Jill said...

This is adorable! Doesn't get any better than this. :)

Jeanie said...

Another great example of what animals can teach us about love.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a sweet story!

That corgi :) said...

That is the cutest story Sandie!! I bet it was so interesting to actually be part of it with the family, watching it unfold! I like the Bob Marley quote! Hope you are having a good day and you got your comment email problem sorted out!

betty

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm kind of surprised. My neighbor brought a slightly injured squirrel inside. Everything was fine while she nursed him back to health, but one day he felt fine and bit her finger and held on. She was shaking her hand trying to get it to let go, but he held on for a while. After that she somehow caught him and released him. No more squirrels in the house.

My son and I were talking about the Holocaust last week and how an entire country went along with it. Today we're visiting the Houston Holocaust Museum. Sunday the minister spoke about loving our neighbors...all of them even if we don't agree with their lifestyle or beliefs. Sadly, there's too much hate in the world and not enough love.

Changes in the wind said...

Love these kind of stories....

Granny Annie said...

This post makes me proud to be squirrelly:)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Cute pictures! Amazing how the dog just sort of adopted the squirrel! Hope you're having a good day and have your email problem solved. And I thought you'd like to know that I went for a manicure 10 days ago thanks to my advertising! I can go for a manicure and pedicure next time! :)

BECKY said...

You know I'm a wacky woman, Sandie..so that also makes me "Squirrelly!" :)
Cute and funny post!

silverthoughts2 said...

Aww, I love stories like this.

Flora said...

That is just too cute...and the moral is so true!!

Furry Bottoms said...

Finnegan certainly looks righ at home!!

Love Of Quilts said...

Just as cute as can be. They can surely teach us something. Trish

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I had a nice comment all typed out and hit 'publish' and it didn't go! Will try again, but I forgot what I wrote already! Ha! Great post, Sandie.

Cheri said...

That is just the cutest thing. Warms my heart

Remington said...

Thanks a lot! Now Beth wants a baby squirrel....they certainly are cute!

Shug said...

So cute Sandie... thank goodness we are all so different. Could get kinda boring... you always have the cutest things.
hugs and have a good day.
shug

TexWisGirl said...

really adorable!

Sally said...

LOL! So funny. My cousin had a pet squirrel (charlie) for years. :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So, did the pups become a little squirrelly?

Raindrops and Daisies said...

That is a lovely story and the photos are great.

I like you try to love everyone
even the people that are sometimes difficult to like,
at times it can be hard.

x Fiona

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Those are the cutest photos. What a great story of maternal love. SOme have it, some don't. With all the sad news on TV, it's nice to see that love at work.

SweetMarie said...

Sandie, You know I LOVE puppy dogs and squirrels!!! This is absolutely one of the most adorable things I've ever seen. I love the moral of the story, so true. What a lucky little squirrel! Love, Marie

Desiree said...

I have a huge heart for puppies and squirrels, too :) The problem rests with some of the humans we get to share our space with...those selfish, inconsiderate types that make a point of always being in someone else's face! they're the hard ones to get to grips with ;)

Ginny said...

This is so sweet!!!! Some of the worst things in the world have happened because of the dislike or fear of people who are different!! Like the Holocaust!

Eva Ason said...

What a lovely story and adorable pictures :)
Have a lovely day my friend :)
Hugs x

ArtyMarti said...

What a great story! and good pictures. Thanks for visiting my blog, and your kind comment.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

really sweet! what an adorable story and the photos are so cute! i love squirrels, and puppies; how could i not love them?!

hope your day is going well.

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, This is not only heartwarming and just adorable, it is wise. I love your posts. Blessings for a beautiful day. Catherine xo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Sweetie..this was such a wonderful post. One everyone needs to read. You are right and of course I will send it along.

We owned a Papillion and they are just the sweetest little dogs. I loved this story. The message is the truest of all.
Hugs and love,
Mona
What do you mean?? I have already adopted you. Didn't you know?? :)

Michaele said...

This was so heart warming! You should host the Show and Tails? I miss it. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

that is just so sweet. yet another story that proves how amazing animals really are

Susan said...

Holy canoli, Sandie. Wish we humans could be as loving and accepting as that doggie and busy tail. That was amazing. Susan

Mevely317 said...

Warm fuzzies!!!
I need to pay more attention to that story's moral -- currently struggling with that sort of thing in the workplace.

Sweet Tea said...

Guurl, how cute is that?
I never think of squirrels as being "snugglers".
Gonna have to re-adjust my thinking.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful story!

I particularly like it since I'm kind of one of the squirrelly ones.

Catherine said...

I love this story - so cute!
xo Catherine

Rhonda said...

Just makes you feel all inside doesn't it ....wonderful story

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh my heart melted as I looked at the photos... yes,,, be kind to everyone
love
tweedles

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This sweet story made me smile.

BlueShell said...

A very nice blog, here.
You manage to cheer me up and make me smile. Thank You.
BlueShell

Debra said...

I loved this story and the moral of the story! So very cute!

Melanie said...

What a sweet story. Such cute pictures. Good moral too!
Yesterday's video was amazing! :)

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I love stories like this...... enjoyed the photos too!

Carol said...

OH how heart warming!

Annesphamily said...

Oh My Goodness! This is such a sweet post! Everyone everywhere needs to see this! Different is good and I know sometimes it is hard to accept all different people. When my kids were small I use to tell them that looks can be deceiving. Someone can look raggedy and poor and be the nicest person in the world. Sometime slick looking characters like Ted Bundy, serial killer, can look polished and confident and are sociopaths! It is very easy to judge a book by its cover, it is often difficult to get to know the good in others, I think we just need to keep trying! Anne