A group of newborn opossums found themselves in a helpless situation. Their mother died after a dog attacked her on a property in Brazil. Fortunately, a passerby spotted them and brought them to Stephanie Maldonado, a pet behaviorist, for safekeeping.
Stephanie decided to bring the baby opossums to a local wildlife rescue facility. However, she learned that it was already at maximum capacity, so it could no longer accept any newcomers. Because of that, Stephanie took it upon herself to feed and keep the hapless babies cozy.
The baby opossums had not yet opened their eyes and needed feeding every two hours. They were so young and vulnerable that it was hard to know if they would survive without the attention of their mother. Thankfully, Pretinha, Stephanie’s dog, stepped in.
Pretinha must have sensed that the helpless babies desperately needed some motherly love and care. So, she immediately started doting upon them like they were her own. According to Stephanie, Pretinha cared so much about the baby opossums. She kept licking and nestling them.
With Pretinha’s love and care, she and the baby opossums soon became inseparable. Eventually, the orphaned babies became strong and healthy enough for them to climb on their adoptive mother’s back. So, whenever Pretinha was out on walks, she would give the babies a piggy-back ride as if she was their real possum mom.
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Clearly, Pretinha was enjoying her new maternal calling. She loved her adoptive baby opossums so much and was so accepting whenever they want to climb on her back for a ride. They had such an incredible relationship.
Eventually, Stephanie had to surrender the opossums to the wildlife center for them to live out their lives to the fullest. When they left, the orphaned babies took with them the legacy of love and affection that their adoptive mother gave them.
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