Will you be my baby? Adorable moment retired guard dog who never had puppies finds a tiny kitten in the park and takes on the role of being her mother
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 02:18, 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:35, 17 April 2014
It's an unlikely pairing but a former guard dog has adopted a two-week-old kitten after she was dumped in the woods by her owner - and the two couldn't get any cuter.
Retired South Florida store-owner Lorrie has shared adorable pictures of her dog, a large Akita breed, named Lily cuddling her little pal in her paws.
Lorrie said she was recently walking Lily, who protected her shop for years after training as a guard dog, in a heavily wooded area near her family's home when she heard a noise. Unfortunately, the park, being near a busy highway, is also the place where people dump their pets.
Awww: It's an unlikely pairing but a former guard dog has adopted a two-week-old kitten after it was dumped in the woods by its owner - and the two couldn't get any cuter
'I heard a loud funny noise as we entered the park.. On the way out I decided to investigate the noise that was still quite loud thinking it could be an injured bird,' she told Kittyarmy.com.
As they walked towards the noise, 10-year-old Lily started sniffing around and suddenly pounced, Lorrie recalled.
'Up she came with a two-week-old kitten in her mouth. I nearly fainted!' Lorrie said.
She said she told Lily to 'drop it' and the dog deposited the kitty at her feet unharmed.
Lorrie said the kitten was all alone and left to to die in the woods, adding that in recent months she has discovered five animals in the park in similarly dire situations.
Pals: Retired South Florida store-owner Lorrie has shared adorable pictures of her dog, a large Akita breed, named Lily cuddling it's little pal in its paws
Big and littler: Lorrie said she still remains scared to leave the two alone simply because of the size difference
So Lorrie decided to bring the cat home and try to feed her, but she was nowhere near weaned.
Instead, she took the animal to the Humane Society to see if they could help.
Unfortunately, Lorrie said both the Humane Society and the Broward County Animal Control offices said they would not take the kitty and would have no option but to put her down if she was left there.
The former said if Lorrie hand fed the kitten for a month they would then take her and try to find her a home.
Woods: Lorrie said she was recently walking Lily, who protected her shop for years after training as a guard dog, in a heavily wooded area near her family's home when they found the abandoned kitty
Happy ending: 'I think Lily wants to keep her and I think in a months time she may get her wish,' Lorrie said
'So I brought her home thinking it was going to be a very long month keeping them apart and safe,' Lorrie said.
But she was wrong.
'Much to my surprise, Lily has adopted the kitten!' Lorrie said of the dog that never had puppies of her own. 'She comes and gets me when she needs to be fed and watches to make sure I do it right.
'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.'
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