When Cantlon took in the tiny creature and began caring for him, she found herself
with an unlikely nurse's aide: her pregnant Papillion, Mademoiselle Giselle.
Finnegan was resting in a nest in a cage just days before Giselle was due to deliver her puppies.
Cantlon and her husband watched as the dog dragged the squirrel's
cage twice to her own bedside before she gave birth.
Cantlon was concerned, yet ultimately decided to allow the squirrel
out and the inter-species bonding began.
Finnegan rides a puppy mosh pit of sorts, burrowing in for warmth after
feeding, and eventually working his way beneath his new litter mates.
Two days after giving birth,
Now, Finnegan mostly uses a bottle, but still snuggles with his "siblings"
in a mosh pit of puppies, rolling atop their bodies and sinking in deeply for a nap.
Finnegan and his new litter mates, five Papillion puppies, get along together as if they were meant to.
Finnegan naps after feeding.