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Above) Prissy, a chihuahua of Barling, Arkansas, in August 2005, adopted two orphaned squirrels to raise with her own pups. The photograph is by Kaia Larsen of Arkansas.

Below) In Salem, Oregon, a four year old longhair chihuahua named Buffy raised a baby chipmunk named Marty along with her one puppy daughter to whom she gave birth by C-section late in July of 2004. She began nursing the chipmunk in early August. Buffy's owner, Imogene Wills, age 70, said, "Marty won't know he's a chipmunk when his eyes open. Buffy is so protective. She's convinced Marty's a puppy."


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