Huskies Adopt Dying Kitten As Their Little Pup
What happens when an abandoned kitten is adopted by three husky dogs? Puppy Love, or Kitty Love or whatever you call true love. Here’s how the true “tale” goes. Three sisters found an abandoned kitten on the side of a San Jose, California road and knew they had to save the sweet little pussy cat, but how? What could they do? They all agreed to take her home and nurse her back to health. They couldn’t have predicted what the future would bring.
After a few short days the kitten they named Rosie got worse. Her health was failing and they were watching her get weaker and weaker as time went by. She wouldn’t eat, drink or even lift her sweet furry head when they entered the room. She was not going to make it much longer. They had to do something or sweet Rosie would die. Then they had an idea that was a long stretch, but it might doggone work!
The sister trio, Thoa, Thi and Tram Bui took the dying, malnourished Rosie and did what they could to save her life. This solution could work or it could back fire. They decided to introduce her to their husky dog, Lilo, hoping that her maternal instincts would kick in.
Lilo is just one of the three sister’s Siberian husky dogs. The two others names are Infinity and Miko. Since Lilo is the leader of the pack the sisters assumed she made the most sense to care for our little dying Rosie. Would a dog help nurse a little cat back to health? Would Lilo take to Rosie like the sisters hoped?
Ironically, Lilo was neutered a few weeks before Rosie found the sisters (you know animals find us, we don’t find them) and the big question was would Lilo accept Rosie and help her get better or find her annoying and hurt her even more? Let’s face it. Dogs and Cats have a history of not getting along, just like the saying, “Fighting like cats and dogs.”
But what happened not only made the sisters happy, it made both Lilo and little Rosie happy, too. Lilo saved the kitten’s life! On an ABC interview, Thoa Bui explained that after the sisters presented Rosie to Lilo, Lilo never left Rosie’s side, cuddling and comforting her up until she would finally drink from a bottle.
Lilo would let Rosie walk all over her, follow her everywhere and even acted like her. Rosie even began imitating Lilo. This was very unusual for a cat, but Rosie seemed to consider her Husky counterpart more than just a friend. She was her role model, mother and companion.
So what do you do when a little cat thinks she is a Husky dog? You let her! Rosie grew and grew, was as strong as ever and did everything with her Husky family. No one seemed to mind that the unlikely four included three dogs and an adopted cat. Rosie would even steal dog food for her adopted mom Lilo when the other pups weren’t looking. Now that’s dog food for thought.
The three sisters were touched and amazed at the same time. All three of their dogs loved Rosie too. They were a true pack. Get this! There was no messy litter box for Rosie. When the Huskies went out to do their business, Rosie followed along. Great news for the sisters. There was no kitty litter to buy or clean up! She was a husky after all.
And Rosie liked a good walk around the block just like her canine siblings. It was amusing to see Rosie with leash, walking side by side down the street, just like the Huskies. Adorable is the only word to describe the daily scene.
The dogs and Rosie are so close, they sleep side by side each and every night. They even fit in a cat nap or two during the day. It’s endearing to see how Rosie cuddles up next to Lilo and falls fast asleep. You can almost see them both purring together.
Rosie constantly tries to keep up with the big dogs. After all she thinks she is the same as they are. Unfortunately she is a small cat on the outside with a big dog personality on the inside. She never gives up and she doesn’t have to. It’s clear to see that the Huskies love her for exactly what she is… their sister.
Since the Huskies are so strong, when they play with Rosie whether it is wrestling, jumping and running, they have to be separated so Rosie doesn’t get hurt. The dogs don’t realize their strength and could accidentally hurt her but emotions run high when you take Rosie away from the fun.
Their owners reported that when they are separated, Rosie and Lilo howl continually until they are reunited. Lilo lays on the on one side of the door where Rosie is and Rosie lies on the other side and they both cry like “Romeo and Juliet”, Bui explained to the Daily Mail. Now that’s puppy love, right?
Reunited and it feels so good, and better for everyone’s mood and ears. They get so excited to be together again they “can’t not be touching,” said Bui. Rosie really thinks she is one of the huskies. The cat and dog attachment was unusual, but heartfelt at the same time. So heartfelt the story went viral and was featured on ABC and other newscasts.
So what do you do when your cat thinks she is a dog? Dress her up in a dog costume! Although that makes an adorable photo opp, Rosie doesn’t care what she looks like. She thinks she looks like a Husky and she acts like one too. She isn’t afraid of water like regular cats are. She even goes kayaking with the sisters and the dogs. Now that’s something you don’t see everyday! A cat in a kayak!
If you look really close, you can see some resemblance among the feline/canine family. There are plenty of pictures to prove our point. Rosie has fur, the dogs have fur, Rosie is loving, the dogs are loving, Rosie has gorgeous eyes, the dogs have gorgeous eyes. Kidding aside, this is a dog and cat match made in heaven.
Rosie and the huskies have a bond that will last forever. It’s a tribute to the three sisters that found an abandoned kitten and brought it home to nurse it back to health. They never imagined in a million years or at least nine lives that their three dogs would nurture her back to health, welcome her into their pack and treat her like one of them.
Now Rosie is the picture of health and is happily living right next door to the three huskies with the sisters’ cousin. She still gets to take long walks and play with her favorite husky siblings. This is one heartwarming story with one very furry, happy ending.