Storie, a pregnant pitbull, was rescued by a young couple already with a dozen dogs. While it was supposed to have already given birth, Storie was holding off in order to protect her pups.
From our last post in this series, that first night after the couple left the vet back home loomed to be a long one. Thinking of the stress their now pitbull must’ve gone through in order to be going through this longer than usual gestation period, they came up with an idea.
The wife made a unique space apart from the other canines, designed to enhance safety in Storie’s demeanor. Made up of pillows & blankets everywhere, nothing was left to chance. Down to the ideal room temperature & noise limitation, in order to avoid startling the pitbull as much as possible.
The intent was to have Storie experience safety from being by herself. Providing as best they could for Storie’s comfort, they tried going to sleep. Couldn’t get much of it as they kept discussing how things could turn out.
In the early morning, an unforeseen noise started to come from where the pitbull had been left. Rushing to the room where she was, they couldn’t believe what they were now seeing along with that noise. The noise made even sweeter when looking at all 12 pups nursing from Storie!
For an even less amount, at least one newborn puppy may come out with ‘failure to thrive’ (weakling & likely to die). & that’s considering it to be a normal pregnancy. How pleasantly surprised it must’ve been now to behold all the puppies thriving through this highly unusual pregnancy, & in such a large litter.
How thrilling it could’ve been to witness all 12 of the puppies being born throughout the night. Well, then, what was really the reason for the pregnant pitbull to wait so long to birth? We’ve already speculated, but we’ll deal with it in full next time; ‘till then!