Kitten Raised By Husky Is Now Surrogate To A Litter Of Her Own!

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on April 27, 2016

We loved the story about Rosie the kitten, who was raised by a Husky named Lilo and looked after by a couple of other furry friends.

In a wonderful turn of events that brings this story full circle, Rosie is now the surrogate mother to 9 orphaned kittens!

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It was just about a year ago that Rosie was a 3-week-old stray, looking up to mama Lilo for guidance. But after learning how to be an adoptive mother from the maternal Husky, Rosie has been nurturing these orphaned kittens like a pro. They are from two different litters, and are being fostered by her humans.

“We think that Lilo’s motherly instinct rubbed off on her, because almost exactly a year ago, Lilo became Rosie’s mom. Now the two of them help us take care of the 9 kittens together,” owner Thoa Bui said in a story by Love Meow. (Looks like Lilo can’t resist lending a helping paw!)

A video posted by Lilo, Infinity, & Rosie (@lilothehusky) on

The humans feed the tiny babies ’round the clock with syringes, but Rosie provides something that humans cannot: a feline maternal influence. She cleans and cuddles them, and lets them play and climb all over her.

(GAH! This looks like Cat Lady paradise!)

“Almost exactly one year ago, Lilo took Rosie under her care and nursed her back to life. Now it seems the favor has gone full circle, as Rosie has adopted these 9 kittens as her own!!” reads a post on the Lilothehusky Facebook page.

We just love this story!

See more updates on Rosie, Lilo, and the gang on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

(h/t: Love Meow)