Sprinkle, a 1-year-old white Chihuahua owned by Teresa Coale, considers the newest addition to the household her new puppy.
Her new “puppy” is actually a 2-week-old black kitten.
Sprinkle regularly grooms the kitten, licking its face and body. She protects the kitten from people reaching in to pick her up. Even though she’s not producing milk, the dog tries to nurse the kitten. The unlikely pair also sleep together, curled up with the kitten’s head resting on Sprinkle’s body.