Beagle That Lost Her Entire Litter Adopts An Orphaned Opossum

Time after time, we’re reminded that dogs have the most caring and nurturing souls, and Molly, the beagle in our next story, is just another example of that.

Molly was left devastated after she lost her entire litter at birth. The poor doggo spent her days sitting quietly in the corner of the room or staring hopelessly into the void. Her owners, Elle, and Sara Moyle from Victoria, Australia, didn’t know how to help their beloved pooch.

Then, one day, an unlikely visitor appeared at the Moyle’s backyard – a terrified orphaned baby possum. As soon as the big-hearted pooch saw the helpless little critter her maternal instincts kicked in. She instantly allowed the possum to climb her back, took him for a spin around the yard, and proudly walked into the house with him latching onto her back. From that moment forward the two became inseparable. “They’re an unlikely pair, and I think that possum thought Mol was her mother and vice versa,” Elle Moyle said in an interview with 9 News.

The two are a perfect match – Molly needed a purpose and someone to care for, and Poss (as he was later named by the Moyle’s), needed someone to care for him after being abandoned by his mother – “It’s certainly uplifted her mood, they both needed each other I think so it’s been a fantastic relationship,” Sara Moyle said.

Since opossums are nocturnal, meaning they’re primarily active at night, Poss spends most of his days sleeping on trees around the Moyle’s property. Being the devoted mother she is, Molly doesn’t just leave Poss alone and sits under the tree guarding him.

It’s unknown how long this unlikely relationship will last, but seeing how happy it makes their pooch, the Moyle’s won’t be kicking Poss out any time soon.

Watch 9 News’ report on the two’s unusual relationship here:

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