A Boston terrier dog from the South Carolina lowcountry surprised her petmom by adopting and nursing a litter of orphaned kittens.

Mount Pleasant resident Shannon Williams ended up caring for the litter of motherless kittens when her daughter found them in the woods behind their home. As soon as she saw the helpless babies, Shannon’s 5-year-old Boston Terrier Memory began nurturing and cuddling with the days-old kittens.

“We laid the kittens on a dog bed, and [Memory] cuddled with them,” Shannon told

Shannon purchased kitten milk for the babies, but they also suckled their doggie mama. “One week later, [Memory’s] milk came in,” Shannon said, even though the dog had never been pregnant or had puppies of her own.

“She’s nursing them, cleaning them, carrying them around, everything,” Shannon wrote at Facebook.

Memory was also very protective and territorial, despite an earlier fear of felines.


Responses to "Boston Terrier Adopts Litter of Motherless Kittens (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Motherhood is a powerful thing!!! Why the harness? Seems a bit much while she is nursing.'

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