Would you breastfeed a dog or any other non-human animal? A 44-year-old mother by the name of Terry Graham plays momma-dog to her daughter's pug "Spider", even though she didn't personally nurse her own children. The details on this story are shaky at best, but it appears that this Graham woman "couldn't" nurse her own children, but then suddenly she could when her daughter's puppy needed the milk.
Terry doesn't explain why she felt compelled to do it, but instead of bottle-feeding her dog, she chose to breastfeed the critter instead -- even after it had shown interest in the bottle. According to photographs of the woman and her dog, this is not any longer a nine-week-old puppy. The dog looks to be full-grown now with Graham's teet right in his mouth.
She says she feels like a better mother now -- more complete -- now that she nurses the dog with her breasts. It seems that she has some sort of attachment issue, to be opinionated. While it's not uncommon for animals to nurse the young of other species in extreme situations, this woman truly didn't have to put the pup to the tit. At nine weeks old, the puppy was old enough to be weened away from the breast and onto soft, nutrient-rich puppy food. It also seems weird that even after raising her own children without being nursed on the breast, she felt compelled to nurse the puppy. She even talks about the sensation of the puppy suckling on her breast. She says it tickles and that she feels its teeth, but the dog is gentle.
Do you think this woman is a caring "wolf mother" or is she a fruitcake?
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