The mother of the baby opossums was killed by a dog in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These pouched mammals got strayed then. These four marsupials got attention by a dog trainer Stephanie Maldonado who strived to save them.
So then Maldonado’s dog saved their lives by nursing them and giving them all the nourishment. It feels so great to see that a dog is nestling joeys, Well done !!
The critters got orphaned when their mother was attacked by a dog. The babies were very little and delicate to be handled.
After such an incident, the babies were literally frightened and their chances of being survived also lessened. But then Pretinha (the dog), stepped in their lives and the job of nestling them was beautifully done by her.
Pretinha, a startling joey mom that took care of the baby opossums with complete love and affection.
Pretinha cuddled, licked and brushed the small pets with whole concern. She was actually a life-saver.
She feeds the little opossums with tenderness and full motherly feeling.
The opossums felt relieved and relaxed in mother Pretinha’s lap. The opossums found her lap as their pouch.
After so much attention, the joeys attained strength and power.
They were well nourished and gained enough strength that they easily climbed onto Pretinha’s back and relished the piggy-back rides.
“It’s very nice to see all the care that she has with them, licking them all the time and nestling them,” Maldonado wrote this expressing his feelings on Facebook.