Jade, a three-year-old rottweiler has a soft spot for kittens.
Bonnie Donaldson, a New York resident, is grateful for her cat-loving dog. Her calico cat, Lulu, was hit and killed by a car earlier this month. The driver who hit her cat drove away without stopping.
But Lulu was not the only one to suffer. She had a litter of week-old kittens back at the house that needed to be fed. Donaldson bottle-fed the kittens in Lulu’s absence.
Also, Jade took the loss of her friend Lulu personally. She was whining and panting a lot. Donaldson said Jade knows that Lulu is gone.
So, 80 pound Jade decided to help her departed friend’s kittens. She continued to whine outside of Donaldson’s bedroom door. When she finally let the rottweiler in, she ran straight for the kittens and picked them up. She laid them down by her nipple and began to nurse them. She hid the tiny kittens underneath her body to protect them.
Donaldson was completely shocked that Jade was nursing the kittens because this rottweiler has never had a litter of puppies or has even been bred before. She also said that Jade has rarely been around male dogs.
Jade has grown up with kittens every since she was a puppy. Donaldson added that Jade thinks that she is a cat. Lulu was her baby and whenever someone would ask “where’s your baby?”, she would run through the house looking for Lulu.
When Lulu gave birth to the litter of kittens, Jade let the family know that they had come. After the kittens were born, Jade stayed by their bed as if she was their baby-sitter.
Unfortunately, one of the kittens was crushed and killed by Jade’s body weight when she was feeding the kitten.
The kittens cry for food every two hours, and Jade lies with them on the floor, cleaning them off and nursing them. Donaldson also supplements the kitten’s diet by feeding them with bottles.
She will most likely keep one of the kittens and adopt the other ones out.
Source: Niagara Gazette