A Baby Goat was Adopted by a Mother Dog and Fed Alongside Her Puppies

A 3-year-old Great Pyrenees dog named Blιzzιe recently gave birth to 4 puppies and had the maternal instincts to adopt a baby goat which was rejected by her mother. Crossing over the fence to get the abandoned kid (baby goat), she laid her down with her puppies and fed her with dog’s milk. After a few days, Blιzzιe and the 4-week-old Rita formed a strong bond.

18-year-old farmer Glori Rushing and her husband owns a farm in Lincoln, Missouri. She had no objections to Blιzzιe adopting Rita. She said, “I bought Smore about four months ago and was surprised when she had quadruplets. Unfortunately, the other three kids didn’t make it, and Smore didn’t want anything to do with Rita.”

“Blιzzιe has recently had a litter of puppies, and her pen has a fence of about six feet,” Glori added. “She climbed over it into the pen to pick up Rita and put her with her own puppies. Blιzzιe took care of Rita, so I just let her keep her because she was doing an amazing job.”

According to Glori, Blιzzιe had given birth to puppies before, and this is the smallest group she has given birth to. Since she has lots of milk to provide her puppies, she could add an extra baby to her litter. Since Rita’s mother, Smore, abandoned her after losing her other babies, Blιzzιe did not hesitate to take her in.

The couple tried to reunite Rita with her mother, but she keeps rejecting her baby, and Blιzzιe’s maternal instincts took over. Glori allowed Blιzzιe to adopt Rita. The couple tried to bottle feed the kid, but Rita still preferred Blιzzιe’s milk.

“I try to feed Rita from a bottle, but Blιzzιe wants to nurse her,” Glori said. “Blιzzιe will sit there and wait for her. I was giving Rita a bottle every couple of hours because I didn’t know how good dog milk would be for a goat, but she would just go and nurse from Blιzzιe instead. Blιzzιe is supposed to help look after the farm and the goats, but I’ve never seen her take one in like this before.”

Glori is amazed that it did not take some time for the puppies and the kid to get along. Rita fits right in and never thought for a moment that she was different from her adoptive siblings.

“Rita and the other puppies get on so well, she’s really good with them, but she’s got these big, long legs. She does act like she’s one of the puppies.” Glori said with a look of amazement and a feeling of relief. All is well that ends well.

Images credits: © Glori Rushing/Mercury Press

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