Ordinarily I don’t post stuff here that I suspect may be making the internet “rounds”, but this story, sent to me by my friend Dawn in Los Angeles, was too awww-dorable not to share. (See? I do share, despite what I said in my previous entry.) (I love contradicting myself. It’s so cute!) I sent this to Andrea, who posted it over at Modern Pooch (where I will resume posting very soon!) even though it has nothing to do with dogs. But since it has everything to do with adorability, she deemed it appropriate for her site. Which is why I deem it appropriate for this one, too, because we all know I’m all about the cuteness.
So. Read the text first, and then check out the photos. If you don’t squeal over the unbearable cuteness, there is something seriously wrong with you.
“In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth. The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother’s cubs, perhaps she would improve.
“After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only “orphans” that could be found quickly, were a litter of weaner pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger.
“Would they become cubs or pork chops????????????? Take a look…….. you won’t believe your eyes!!!!”
As my friend Leslie said, “The only thing that is vaguely creepy where did they get the tiger skin? I hope from tigers who died of natural causes…..” And Zack echoed that sentiment, saying, “I love how they wrapped tiger skin (which I hope wasn’t REAL) around the piglets!”
And as I said, turning to Camera 2, “I’ve heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing but this is ridiculous!” to much canned laughter and applause.
What do you say? Tell me in comments! (And please, keep it “clean”. You know I ordinarily thrive on your filthy comments, but please try to refrain from making remarks about the tiger being a “big pussy”, all right?)