The baby opossums shown in this post had become orphans when their mom had been murdered by a dog in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Stephanie Maldonado, who is a dog trainer, had found them and she did all she could to save their lives. However the four joeys did not look all that good despite her efforts. They were very young and could not even open their eyes. This is the stage when Pretinha, who was the pet dog of Maldonado, stepped into the act. She started nursing them, and almost immediately, Joey was strength enough to mount on Pretinha’s back.