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Near Death, Kitten Gets Nursed Back to Health by Husky

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Lilo, a husky dog, tenderly cuddling with a kitten named Rosie.

When Rosie was discovered at the age of three weeks she was in rough shape and on the verge of death. A couple decided to risk bringing her into their house and acquainting her with their adult female husky, a risky move, considering this breed is very prey driven.

“She almost did not make it through the first night,” writes lilothehusky on Instagram, “even with round the clock care. She was lethargic and limp. So we decided to go out on a limb and let her cuddle extensively with Lilo. By some miracle, she started suckling on Lilo and Lilo went full ‘mom mode.’”

Related: These Huskies Look Like They Are Literally Walking On Water

Soon after, the kitten’s eyes opened and she became stronger. Now the two are inseparable.

Here are a few snapshots of their adventures.

A little kitten update! Her name is Rosie???? She has been with us for about 5 days. She almost did not make it through the first night… Even with round the clock care. She was lethargic and limp. So we decided to go out on a limb and let her cuddle extensively with Lilo. By some miracle, she started suckling on Lilo and Lilo went full “mom mode”. Even stimulating it to go to the bathroom..???? (This was very shocking to me). Since then, Rosie’s been getting much better and her eyes opened! It’s probably safe to say Rosie has made it through the worse of it???? This clip is of them together the second night! The full video is up on Youtube (link in our bio) for those who are interested???????? @cats_of_instagram

A video posted by Hello! We Are Lilo&Infinity!???? (@lilothehusky) on

Rosie’s been feeling ferocious lately!???? Bigger, stronger, and faster with each passing day❤️ A video posted by Hello! We Are Lilo&Infinity!???? (@lilothehusky) on

Rosie’s first outing to the park! She’s so adventurous and confident, just like her mama!???? A photo posted by Hello! We Are Lilo&Infinity!???? (@lilothehusky) on

Keep in mind, this sort of behavior is more rare, than common. Indeed, another husky in the family, Infinity, wasn’t as keen on having the baby kitten part of the pack and needed a little bit more time and help.  The Instagram account warns:

“Huskies are notorious for their intense prey drive!! So please please don’t run out and get a kitten (or a husky) expecting them to be best friends. It is very uncommon for them to get along (without growing up with each other), so please! Protect your pets and make smart decisions bringing new ones home.”

To get more of Lilo and Rosie, head over to their Instagram account. 

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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