Cat Mothers Orphaned Skunks
Animal Stories from

September 2010

One week after being born, six baby skunks were orphaned when their mother died. Luckily, we had just weaned five kittens off of our resident farm cat a day before and hoped that perhaps she might take them on as her own. She was reluctant at first, but she let them nurse - a positive sign. Two weeks have gone by and the six little "Stinkers" are thriving and their new mom couldn't be happier.  She has become quite devoted to them and even carries them around to show them off to visitors. (Click on the links below to enlarge)

This is another of those wonderful stories that prove that Isaiah's prophecy of a peaceable kingdom (11:6-9) can exist in the here an now.  We just need to help it happen.

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