“Different by chance, friends by choice. A heartwarming feed about unlikely companionship, lifelong adventures, and unconditional love?” Rosie the kitty was found on the brink of death, but was nursed back to health by Lilo the Siberian husky, who adopted her into her back like a puppy of her own. The then-three-week-old feline and her surrogate mother bonded instantly, and after a week of tender and loving care, Rosie opened her eyes and began to walk on her own.
While animal surrogacy can occur from time to time, lilothehusky warns against trying to force it: “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.”
Rosie was so malnourished, Lilo’s owners didn’t know if Rosie would survive.
She was just 3 weeks old and in terrible shape
But then Rosie met Lilo the husky
Rosie “almost did not make it through the first night…Even with round the clock care”
Because Rosie looked so fragile, Lilo’s owner, Thoa Bui, decided to let Rosie cuddle with Lilo “She was lethargic and limp. So we decided to go out on a limb and let her cuddle extensively with Lilo”
“Lilo never left Rosie’s side for hours…”
“By some miracle, she started suckling on Lilo and Lilo went full ‘mom mode'”
“Rosie’s been getting much better and her eyes opened!”
“Lilo has never had puppies of her own, and never will”
Because Lilo never had puppies of her own, she’s adopted Rosie to be her own puppy. Lilo’s fellow pack mates, Infinity and Miko, loved their new feline friend as well.
Motherhood may just be her calling
Rosie at 3.5 months old and doing well in her new family
Because Lilo is the alpha female, she’s taken it upon herself to teach Rosie how to be a good dog. Here’s Rosie on her first park outing with her pack.
Going for walks in the park with her mom!
Close enough right?
Snow Day for the pups!
It’s been over a year now and Rosie is more than just a member of the pack. Share this story with your friends that shows even dogs and cats can be the best of friends! You can follow Lilo & Rosie on: Instagram | YouTube | Twitter (h/t: Borepanda)