3 Huskies Become Best Friends With A Cat After Saving It From Dying (15 Photos)

Rosie the kitten, found and rescued on the brink of death, was nursed back to health by Lilo the Siberian husky, who took her on like a puppy of her own. The then-three-week-old feline and her surrogate mother bonded instantly, and after a week of tender and loving care, Rosie opened her eyes and began to walk on her own.

Rosie almost did not make it through the first night, even with round the clock care. She was lethargic and limp. Lilo’s owners decided to go out on a limb and let her cuddle extensively with Lilo. By some miracle, she started suckling on Lilo and Lilo went full ‘mom mode.’”

While animal surrogacy happens from time to time, we have to warn against trying to force it: Huskies are notorious for their intense prey drive!! So please please don’t run out and get a kitten (or a husky) expecting them to be best friends.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies are one of America’s most popular breeds. The AKC registration statistics reveal Siberian Husky as America’s 13th most popular breed in 2014, and now consistently in the top 20. Who can resist a cute Husky?

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies may have eyes of different color. Brown and an icy blue are the typical colors of a Siberian Husky, but sometimes you get one of each! This is sometimes known as ‘parti-eye’ and is quite normal and acceptable for the breed. Check out the eyes on the husky picture here. Even more amazing is they are all born with blue eyes but can change colour after a few weeks! See our information on Siberian Husky eye color.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies have ears that stand up. Whilst you may think of Labrador Retrievers or Golden Retrievers as larger dogs with floppy ears, the AKC breed standard specifies ears that stand up. But if your Husky’s ears flop down, no need to frown! Every dog is different and it is these little things that make them special.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies are not wolves, nor share wolf-like characteristics. Huskies originate from Siberia many hundreds of years ago. They belong to the Spitz genetic family which, at least for the last 5000 years, has not been influenced by wolves. So next time you think a Husky is like a wolf, think again! They may look similar but their behaviours are very different.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies would rather lick you than bite you. A Husky’s behavior is typically fun-loving and energetic. They do not make good guard dogs. In fact the presence of somebody is likely to excite them and invite play, rather than protect. They are great with kids and, if you can keep up with their energetic nature, can be great family pets.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies are fast. Huskies were bred to pull sleds and hunt, and need a lot of exercise to fulfil this need in domestic environments. Unleashed they can run 30mph, which is why lead training is so important, and having them off-leash is sometimes frowned upon, or at least risky. Huskies have been bred to run for long periods of time across the wilderness. You might have trouble keeping up.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies shed a lot. And by a lot we mean A LOT!! Luckily their grooming requirements are quite minimal and shedding only happens once or twice a year.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies are escape artists. Their nature to be out and about can play havoc if left alone unattended for periods of time. Huskies will work independently to find a way out of the yard, so you better make sure the latches can not be undone. Playing with your Husky, especially from an early puppy stage, will help satisfy some of that itch to move about.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies thrive in both cold and warm climates. Originating from Siberia the Husky can survive in extreme cold down to minus 70 F. They can also live quite happily in warmer environments, sub-tropical and even tropical where their coat insulates them from the heat. However you do need to be aware that they need more water and may not do so well with extended, vigorous exercise sessions.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies have ears that stand up. Whilst you may think of Labrador Retrievers or Golden Retrievers as larger dogs with floppy ears, the AKC breed standard specifies ears that stand up. But if your Husky’s ears flop down, no need to frown! Every dog is different and it is these little things that make them special.

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Did you know? The last Siberian Husky was exported from Siberia in the 1930’s when the borders were closed by the soviet government, but the breed continued to thrive in North America.

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Did you know? History Lesson: Huskies saved the town of Nome Alaska. The famous 1925 Serum run to Nome Alaska saw teams of Huskies pull sleds and vital medicine across Alaska. Balto and Togo were two of the dogs that helped save the town. Now how’s that for an impressive feat for man’s best friend?

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies are on average 20 to 24 ” tall and weigh 45 to 60lbs.

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Did you know? Siberian Huskies enjoy howling and have their own unique way of “talking”.

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Did you know? Huskies will rarely bark and make terrible guard dogs.