Three little kittens were abandoned on street by their mom, so they needed a foster mom who could take care of them since the babies were so young.
Kendal Benken saw a post on Facebook of three little kittens so she jumped at the chance to take the little kittens, her 105-pound Lab mix, Truvy, fell in love with the little kittens.
“The COVID-19 outbreak hit, and I was sheltering at home,” Benken told The Dodo. “I was looking for something to do. Who doesn’t enjoy cute little kittens? I saw it as a great opportunity.”
“It’s so funny, when I brought them in she was immediately like, ‘Let me at ’em,’” Benken said. “She took to them immediately. They’re her babies.”
“When I was trying to get the feedings done I’d have to put her out of the room, she would try to manage me,” Benken said. “When I’d let her back in, she would run over, check them, clean them and smell them. She has taken such ownership of them. She takes that role very seriously.”
“She will guard them, stand in front of them and push the other dogs out of the way. If another dog gets their nose in there while she’s cleaning the kittens, she will snap at the other dogs. She will give them a stern warning they are hers,” Benken said.
“I find it interesting she has such a strong motherly instinct [since] she’s never had puppies, she was spayed at 6 months old. For whatever reason, she has it. I think it is sweet.”