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May 17, 2012

You Won't Believe What This Sweet Yorkie Mamma Is Doing!

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Bridget, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier delivered two puppies by C-section at the Humane Society in Utah that, unfortunately, did not survive. On a whim, an employee decided to introduce her to a litter of kittens with a missing mother. Apparently a mother's love knows no bounds! Bridget's maternal instincts traversed the line between species and postoperative difficulties: she adopted all five kittens!

Love peeks through, no matter what your background story is!

I've tried to do a little background check to see if Bridget or her kittens might be available for adoption soon, but I'm not finding anything on the Utah Humane Society's site about them other than a nice video showing Bridget nursing and nurturing her new brood. They do, however, have plenty of nice-looking cats and kittens to choose from, as well as dogs. If you're in their area and want to inquire, here is their link: (but click carefully, as you will want to take them all home!) Click here to see the video: Dog Nurses Kittens.

All lined up for love that knows no bounds!

As you can see from these adorable photos, Bridget looks a little haggard, but raising five youngsters would be tough for anyone, let alone a little 10-year-old Yorkie! But both kittens and mom are all reportedly doing well.

All photos photos courtesy of Ravell Call, Deseret News.

Melissa on May 17 at 10:49 AM said:

Well done Bridget, you sure can teach us a few things! I was alarmed and discouraged with the Humane Society staff's comments, "What a great photo-op!" and "Dr. said not to put the kittens around her". I'd think they should be doing what is in the best interest of both the kittens and Bridget and should follow the Dr's prescriptions. What humans will do for publicity and a "good story". Once I heard the comments, I couldn't watch any I honestly don't know if more information was revealed. Nevertheless, I hope Bridget and of course the kittens are doing well. I hope they are receiving the care that fits their best interests. Being a Yorkie mom, I'd love to adopt Bridget!!
Mary on May 17 at 2:57 PM said:

I must have had the sound down when I watched the video. I do understand the pressure shelter workers are under to "market" their charges to the world. There are so many pets and not enough homes to send them to. So if they sound a bit like they are exploiting the situation, in my heart, I believe they do it to try to give the animals a chance at catching the notice of a public that has lots of things vying for their time and attention. Lives are on the line.
Melissa on May 17 at 4:12 PM said:

Mary it's not your fault. I adopted my dog, Ola, from the Honolulu Humane Society. Loved her beyond love! They do great work! However, I'd rather know the truth behind the story/situation. I think in a professional medical environment, policy and protocol should be followed and enforced for the well being of the client, pet or person. Btw, I have really enjoyed your pieces and have been following of the last couple days! Love Baxter Boo!
Mary on May 17 at 11:53 PM said:

Thank you, Melissa! And thanks for giving me the courage to dig deeper and a segue into Friday's blog!
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Cheryl A. Gentz on May 22 at 1:09 PM said:

Bless your heart Mary, the information you gave about the shelter was so accurate, and to the heart of the matter. When you said " LIVES ARE ON THE LINE ", such a brief, yet painful truth was spoken ...........
Cheryl A. Gentz on May 22 at 1:35 PM said:

Oh yes, please keep us updated on your story of Bridget and her kitty babies...... Sincerely, cheryl .......
amyorvin on May 23 at 11:56 PM said:

I am so glad to here the kitties found a foster mommy, I am just said that the mother is missing and Bridget's 2 puppies died.
Joanne Curtis on May 28 at 1:10 PM said:

Your story is true and very sad. It is wonderful the kitties found a foster home. I hope you will do an updated story.

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