The rescue dog Petunia only intended to breastfeed her own litter of pups. But she was eager to step up when six abandoned puppies needed a foster mother.
The 4-year-old St. Bernard-mix loved six orphans who had recently been discovered in an abandoned home despite having 11 of her own babies. When the mother of the litter failed to show up with the puppies, volunteers turned to No Dog Left Behind.
According to Stephanie Easley, Petunia’s foster mother, “when they came, my husband rushed them home to see if Petunia would allow them to attach to her.” Thank goodness, she didn’t miss a beat and instantly began cleaning them. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that these six were now also her children.
Before finding her way to Easley’s house, a pregnant Petunia lived as a stray on the streets of rural Minnesota and depended on the goodwill of strangers.
The initial concern that Petunia wouldn’t be a watchful mother quickly vanished, according to Easley. As soon as she moved into my house and found her temporary “room,” she did a great job of being a mother.
Petunia is getting along great with the orphans, according to Easley.”We took in six more once there was a possibility she could require assistance with her litter.”
Large dog litter sizes often range from one to twelve puppies, with five or six being the average. But so far, everything is going well for the new mother and her enormous litter.
Petunias are as sweet as they come, according to Easley. She is affable, collected, loving, and lovable. I have a serious obsession with her. Petunia is quickly proving to be one of the most exceptional foster dogs I have ever had, and I have been blessed with so many absolutely excellent ones!
The proud dog mother now enjoys displaying her offspring. Mother Petunia is a rock star. Added Easley. “She doesn’t appear to be struggling at all.” She is an actual saint.
Although it’s frequently said that people can learn a lot from dogs, Petunia is able to love and accept people without any reservations. Even though it would be a hardship for her, she helped those who were in need. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone could.
Petunia and her children will be available for adoption as soon as her parental duties are relieved.But Easley can already sense Petunia’s influence in her life.
Fostering Petunia has already changed Easley’s life, she said. “Look at how many lives I manage to save simultaneously—18 innocent souls.” The adventures that extraordinary dogs (like Petunia) bring into our lives will be remembered forever. These are the things that will mold my kids into the next wave of decent people.
All the information & photo credit goes to respective authorities. DM for removal please.
Related: A man who muzzled a Patterdale Terrier and tied its legs got two years in prison