"The mama duck unfortunately died after the young ducklings were born. The mama duck’s best friend, a white Akita dog, decided to take over the role of a mother. The ducklings have bonded with the dog and they have become inseparable ever since.
Poor mama (recently spaid) nurses her 10 pups. I had a kitty who did this. She was spaid 6 weeks post partum and nursed her kittens until they were 6 months! She was a teenaged mom who didn't know better!