Animal Friendships

Munchie, Minx and Zakumi

Some of the sweetest friendships to witness are between the very old and very young; between different species; between different walks of life; where chasms once yawned.

This is a friendship between a young dog, a sweet little female who was the runt of the litter, I had to put her on mom’s teat when the others were not around, or full. She slept with me a few nights just after birth as she was so weak. A sweet-natured, loving, caring, motherly little doggie.

She adopted both of these other animals when they were tiny orphans and brought to me to raise. She attended to their grooming, both for cleanliness and bonding. She took care of toilet duties, many baby animals need a warm, wet tongue to move things along. She cuddled and played and reprimanded and loved. My sweet Munchkin, Little feral kitten, Minx, A baby Duiker, Zakumi.

Munchkin grooming Minx

Munchkin kissing Zakumi

Minx and Zakumi adventuring together

Munchkin, Minx and Zakumi off into the world

A dog. a cat and a duiker unlikely, but firm friends. I think there is a lesson here.