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Pair of guard dogs in Mt. Vernon 'adopt' orphaned kitten

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In this Oct. 18, 2015 photo provided by Angel Carpenter, Atilla, a 7-year-old lab and pit bull mix hangs out with kitten Jack, at their Mt. Vernon, Ore., home. In this Oct. 18, 2015 photo provided by Angel Carpenter, Atilla, a 7-year-old lab and pit bull mix hangs out with kitten Jack, at their Mt. Vernon, Ore., home.
In this Oct. 18, 2015 photo provided by Tiffany Hull, Chaos, an 8-year-old kelpie mix dog, cuddles with kitten Jack, at their Mt. Vernon, Ore., home. In this Oct. 18, 2015 photo provided by Tiffany Hull, Chaos, an 8-year-old kelpie mix dog, cuddles with kitten Jack, at their Mt. Vernon, Ore., home.
MOUNT VERNON, OR (AP) -

Two large female guard dogs living with a family in Mt. Vernon have "adopted" an orphaned kitten.

Dog owner Tiffany Hull said about six weeks ago one of the females brought a kitten in her mouth from the family's backyard.

Hull's boyfriend put the kitten back on the other side of the fence, where he thought the kitten mother might be. But later that night, the dog brought another kitten -- and friends of the family took it home.

Next day, the couple found the original kitten meowing under a pile of leaves. Cat mom was still missing, so they took it inside and wrapped it in blankets.

Since then, both dogs have mothered the kitten. They lick him, let him play on top of them, and snuggle with him.

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