A Woman Discovers The Truth After Spotting Something Unusual In Her Dog’s Fur

Published on 01/20/2020
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For those of us who have dogs at home, taking them for a walk is something you either hate or love. It sounds like a less attractive activity, especially during a rainy day when roads are wet. But nothing compares to the feeling when you see the smiling face of your fur baby when they realize it is time to go outside. Sally Watkinson from Australia enjoys taking her fur babies out for walks to let them exercise and breathe fresh air. It’s also a good way to let her dogs get rid of extra energy. Little did Sally know that she would discover something odd stuck to one of her pups and that she would be rushing in a panic to the nearest hospital.

A Woman Discovers The Truth After Spotting Something Unusual In Her Dog’s Fur While On A Walk

A Woman Discovers The Truth After Spotting Something Unusual In Her Dog’s Fur

Playful Pulis

When choosing a fur baby to bring home, pet owners need to consider which matches their personality the best. Sally was immediately drawn to Hugo, Puli, and Kato – her three loveable Puli’s. They have an affectionate nature and lively personality which is the reason the Melbourne resident chose them to be part of her family. Sally wanted pups that were both cuddle bugs and adventurous

Playful Pulis

Playful Pulis

No Normal Dog

Sally had an endless option of dog breeds that she could bring home with her. She could have chosen toy poodles or other designer crossbreeds for her family. Instead, she decided to have a Puli. A lot of people would spend a ton of money to get their dream designer breeds with some costing thousands of dollars for a single dog. Sally wasn’t attracted to the status of owning a dog breed. She was sure she wanted something uncommon.

No Normal Dog

No Normal Dog

Special Dogs

One of the distinguishing characteristics of a Puli is its unusual coat. Their fur takes the appearance of tight curls similar to dreadlocks and could be mistaken as matted fur. Despite their rugged physical appearance, the Hungarian sheepdogs are an incredibly loving and sweet-tempered breed. Aside from their charming nature, a Puli is an extremely dynamic breed that calls for tons of exercise and activity.

Special Dogs

Special Dogs

A Full House

Most people are aware that taking care of a puppy is not an easy task. But Sally was up for the task. Instead of just one, she brought home two of the dreadlock puppies with her. The lively puppies made Sally realize that she had to keep herself in tiptop shape. This required scheduled walks daily to let the dogs use up their energy. Sally never missed taking her pups out on a walk.

A Full House

A Full House

Strange And Peculiar

One day, while Sally was on a walk with her dogs, something went awry with her plan. There was a weird series of events that made Sally confused at what was happening. When Sally plays fetch with her pups, they normally bring back the ball, stick, or whatever toy was at hand. One time, however, one of her fur babies brought back something odd. When Sally inspected the object, she found out the pup brought something alive with four legs.

Strange And Peculiar

Strange And Peculiar

What Could It Be?

As Sally examined the creature closer, she saw that it was actually stuck to one of her pets. The creature was only the same size as a toy but seeing something like that attached to her beloved pup still frightened Sally. She also had no idea what it was stuck to Kato’s coat and she was scared to remove it herself. She did not know if it was a rat, a squirrel or something even more terrifying.

What Could It Be?

What Could It Be?

Is It Real?

Finding her courage, Sally went to inspect what was attached to Kato’s fur. When she discovered what it was, Sally was amazed. There was a small baby possum holding onto Kato’s fur. With an active breed like a Puli, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the baby possum was pulled to pieces after being seen by the pup. But since Pulis are naturally gentle and good-natured, their thick coat was the perfect hiding place for a scared baby possum.

Is It Real?

Is It Real?

The Built-In Response

Young possums normally hold onto their mothers to feel warm and safe. At this stage, the babies are still dependent on the mother for food and shelter. Even after they stop being fed by the mother possum, the babies still latch onto the mother to feel safe. When they’re big enough, possums will stop clinging onto the mother and become independent. But the possum Kato brought home was somehow different.

The Built-In Response

The Built-In Response

A Baby

The possum latching onto Kato’s fur might have accidentally lost its grip on the mother possum. Perhaps an incident occurred which forced the mother possum to abandon her baby. For whatever reason it was abandoned, the baby possum decided it was safe enough to ride onto Kato’s back. It was probably hoping that the bigger creature would provide the care that the mother used to give. Having something to latch onto made it feel safe again.

A Baby

A Baby

A Possible Disaster

Dog owners are familiar with how rowdy their pets can get when they see a new dog, cat, or any other creature. The excitement of seeing something interesting builds up until they reach a frantic state. Since the possum had to have a unique smell, chances are high that the Puli’s would get overexcited and hyperactive. Dogs and possum are not exactly known to be the best of friends. Most of the time, dogs would bark loudly or chase after possums if they see one outside. This possum mistaking Kato’s fur as a substitute for its mother was something different. If Kato had not yet realized there was a possum on his back, Sally’s other dog Hugo certainly would.

A Possible Disaster

A Possible Disaster

What Next?

Sally prepared for the worst when the two Puli pups became aware that there was something strange. However, the reaction of Hugo and Kato was far from what she expected. Even after the dogs discovered the creature attached to Kato’s back, they simply ignored it. Instead of barking frantically or attacking the baby possum, Sally’s dogs didn’t pay it any attention. The two pups were more interested in other things.

What Next?

What Next?

Good Luck

Sally described that her two fur babies were both uninterested in and unbothered by the baby possum. The newborn possum was lucky that day when it chose to ride on Kato’s back. Maybe it sensed that Kato’s coat really was a safe place and that the dog wouldn’t hurt it.

Good Luck

Good Luck

A Better Mom

Even though Sally found the ordeal sweet afterward, she was aware that the baby possum needed help. If the reason the newborn latched onto Kato was for safety, they had to get professional help or it might not survive for long. Sally knew what to do to keep the possum alive. Despite her dogs’ gentle temperament, she knew that they really couldn’t help the abandoned possum alone. Sally did what she had to do to save the possum

A Better Mom

A Better Mom

Rescuing The Newborn

Sally dialed the number of local animal rescue. For sure, they were the ones who knew what to do with a little possum. The problem was how to get the possum to the shelter. It seemed to have no inclination of releasing Kato’s fur anytime soon. She couldn’t let Kato sit in the car or else the possum would be squeezed to death. The animal rescue couldn’t get to Sally’s home as well. The possum was in need of urgent help but how was she supposed to separate it from Kato’s back?

Rescuing The Newborn

Rescuing The Newborn

To The End

There was only one way Sally could think of delivering the baby possum to animal rescue. They walked. She put a leash on Kato and walked her pup to animal shelter all while the baby possum was riding on Kato’s back. Sally, Hugo, and Kato ultimately reached the animal shelter.

To The End

To The End

Removing The Animal

Once a possum attaches itself to something, it’s really latched itself on. But for this abandoned baby possum, the whole situation was too much and too tiring that it eventually released its hold. The rescue workers gently freed the possum out of Kato’s coat and safely into their arm. Sally believed that the possum would be safe at the hands of the rescue workers and would survive even though it was extremely tired.

Removing The Animal

Removing The Animal

Hope For The Best

Sally shared a post on her Facebook page detailing the turn of events and that she had high hopes for the possum’s survival. She saw the abandoned creature just at the right time. She also shared her belief that it was probably abandoned since it was too young to leave its mother but that the instinct to find safety led it to reach for Kato’s fur. The baby possum was lucky to have chosen a Puli as its temporary mother.

Hope For The Best

Hope For The Best

Not Over Yet

The baby possum Sally discovered and rescued was only one part of the story. Even though everything seemed to have ended on a good note, things were just starting for Sally. One day, Sally left Hugo and Kato with her friend for a while. When she went back to them, she discovered a possum riding on Kato’s back again. Her Puli seemed to attract the little creatures.

Not Over Yet

Not Over Yet

Not Nice Anymore

Kato being a possum magnet was something astonishing for Sally. There must have been something wrong since the mother hasn’t been seen. This time around, however, Kato was not as welcoming as before. Kato was starting to get angry and annoyed with the little creature. This could be due to the possum clinging tighter to Kato’s coat compared to the first one. But the two dogs still ignored their visitor for the most part. The vets and rescuers found the situation amusing at the very least.

Not Nice Anymore

Not Nice Anymore

Good Hearts

If this situation happened in the United States instead of Australia, Sally Watkinson would have called Dallas DogRRR. Dallas DogRRR is an animal shelter focused on helping rescue stranded and abandoned animals. The shelter doesn’t have a limit on what animals they rescue. As long as there is an animal in need, they’ll help them. They make sure that no animals are abandoned and there have been dozens of animals that have come and go including Pittie.

Good Hearts

Good Hearts

Meet Pittie

One night in Dallas, DogRRR noticed that a pit bull was roving about a dangerous street. It was amazing that the pit bull was able to dodge and avoid getting hit by vehicles speeding by. Seeing that the pit bull could be hit by a car anytime, Dallas DogRRR immediately picked up the pup to get it out of the road. They realized it wasn’t a normal pup and that the pit bull was rather unusual.

Meet Pittie

Meet Pittie

More Than It Seems

The starving pit bull was worn out. The first thing Dallas DogRRR rescuers did to help get rid of its hunger. They filled up a huge bowl of food and placed it before the pup. The pit bull did not hesitate to munch down on the food. From the looks of it, the pit bull might have been wandering the streets for quite a while. But they weren’t sure exactly how long it has been alone and when she last had food. Hunger was only one of the problems this pit bull is having.

More Than It Seems

More Than It Seems

Concern After Concern

As the rescuers kept monitoring the state of the pit bull, they noted many things they had to resolve. There was a horrible scratch that had to be cleaned and patched up. This led to more questions about the pit bull. Where did the scratch come from? Did she have a family? There must be someone looking for her.

Concern After Concern

Concern After Concern

A Mother

The rescuers reported that the pit bull seemed like it had just given birth. There was a huge chance that the puppies were taken away from her. It’s heartbreaking to think that the puppies were taken away from their mother. Perhaps someone had weaned them off and have been sent to several separate homes. As they continued to evaluate the pit, rescuers would discover more shocking things.

A Mother

A Mother

Welcome Back

The rescuers went back to the area where they first spotted the pit bull to try and find out what happened to her. They discovered that the pit bull lived in a junkyard. When they spoke to the man working in the junkyard, they received quite the surprise. They were told that the pit bull came back to a specific spot over and over again. When the rescuers checked out the area in the junkyard, they came across something surprising

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Ball Of Sunshine

At the back of the yard, the rescuers were amazed to find a little ball of fur, but it wasn’t a puppy. Huddled on the ground and tucked underneath a shade was a cute little kitten. How incredible is this piece of news?

Ball Of Sunshine

Ball Of Sunshine

No Mother Cat

The kitten looked like it was just several days old and had been abandoned by its mother. It was a perfect coincidence that the new mother pit bull found the kitten. When cats abandon their kitten, there is a good chance that the tiny one had health problems.

No Mother Cat

No Mother Cat

Surrogate Mother

Because the pit bull was separated from her own pups too soon, her motherly instinct kicked off when she saw the kitten. The pit bull knew what to do and there was the longing to take care of something. When the pit bull saw the kitten, she began licking it and giving it a bath. It wasn’t just a bath that the mother pit bull gave the kitten

Surrogate Mother

Surrogate Mother

Feeding The Baby

Without any puppies to consume her milk, the pit bull had plenty of food to provide her adopted kitten. The rescue workers still had no idea how long the kitten and the pit bull had been together. The amazing thing was that the two animals met when they needed one another. The bond between the two was astonishing. Dr. Rick Hamlin, the veterinarian, was also surprised at the unusual pair. In over 28 years of working with animals, he said that he had never come across something like it.

Feeding The Baby

Feeding The Baby

Together Now

While the vet was examining the pair of animals, he wondered how they found each other. He thought that pit bull missed her young pups. They were either weaned off or had suddenly died leaving her with tons of milk. It was good timing for the kitten. The doctor speculated that the pit bull probably saw the kitten and wanted to take care of it.

Together Now

Together Now

Right On Time

The rescuers spotting the pit bull at the right moment was another lucky break for the kitten. The vet revealed that it wouldn’t be long before the pit bull’s milk dried up which would have left the kitten without a source of sustenance. If the rescuers had not found them, it was very likely the kitten would not survive for long. Finding the two of them at the right time was almost a miracle.

Right On Time

Right On Time

Tugging At Heartstrings

The story of the pit bull and the kitten made people fall in love with the pair. It was remarkable how they met and how they bonded together. But there was still a lot of work to do. The kitten needed immediate attention and the clinic was running out of time. They found a foster home to take care of the kitten, but the pit bull had to remain at the shelter.

Tugging At Heartstrings

Tugging At Heartstrings

Feeling Of Unease

Any mother would feel on edge when they don’t see their baby even after a short time. The pit bull did not want to be away from her kitten, her baby. The vet shared that the pit bull kept moaning and calling for her baby while they were trying to attend to it. It was the first time the pit bull made noise since they arrived at the clinic. It was a good thing that they were away from each other for just a short time. Due to the close bond they formed, the staff knew that the two animals should be adopted together. It was not a good idea to separate them. However, it seems like fate likes to play tricks.

Feelings Of Unease

Feelings Of Unease

A Tragic End

The staff at the clinic did everything they can to help the kitten when it arrived. However, there was something that they missed. The kitten had several serious health problems. The kidneys and bladder did not work properly which was why the mother cat left it behind. Despite their efforts, the kitten didn’t survive.

A Tragic End

A Tragic End

The End

The kitten died before they found their forever home. We don’t know how the pit bull reacted to the kitten’s death, but she would have detected its absence. They had to find a loving home for the pit bull and hope that they’ll help her overcome the heartbreak.

The End

The End

Her Forever Home

Pittie did manage to find a loving home. Despite not having her baby kitten anymore, the family she found was kind and warm. She had everything she would need and a few other companions as well.

Her Forever Home

Her Forever Home

A Fleeting Moment

Pittie and her baby kitten tugged at the readers’ heartstrings. It is a story that is moving and heartening. Although their time spent together was brief, it shows us that love is something that rises above many barriers.

A Fleeting Moment

A Fleeting Moment

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