cute basset hound dog nursing kitten
photo: David Hallett

Elizabeth May, a veterinary nurse from New Zealand brought home a litter of eight-day-old kittens, intending to bottle feed them around the clock. May is an animal lover who has three cats, three dogs, a bird and two fish tanks.

On the second day when she was bottle feeding the kittens, she noticed that her basset hound, Jezebelle, was taking interest in the kittens. Not sure of her intension, May was initially worried about the kittens until Jezebelle rolled around into a submissive position and allowed the kittens to suckle her.