Shelter dog gives birth to 20 pups
One homeless dog almost set a world record when she gave birth to a litter of 20 puppies on Tuesday. The Guinness Book of World Records says the largest litter of puppies born is 24.
The mother of the litter, Luna, was found in Winona, picked up by Smith County Animal Control, and taken to their shelter.
Luna’s labor started Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. but by 1:30 p.m. she was not doing well and emergency surgery was required. Dr. Roy Wilmeth of Kingdom Vet Clinic in Flint, delivered the puppies.
Eighteen of the litter survived. The emergency surgery cost $1200 and animal rescue group, Because4Paws, covered the surgical costs and care of the puppies.
Luna’s new family has now been moved to a temporary foster home where the puppies are bottle-fed every two hours.
Luna and her 18 puppies will eventually need a new, permanent home.
Over 100 dogs and puppies are picked up by officials from Smith County Animal Control on a monthly basis. Luna, a Heeler/Lab mix is one of those dogs.
The Smith County Animal Shelter currently has 68 additional dogs available for adoption. Adoptions are free.
Even though it is small, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog has a very strong personality. Used from the beginning as dogs that drove herds and hunt rodents in Pembrokeshire, Corgi are reliable dogs who took their work seriously.
Today, the Corgi dog is still used in farm work, but it is also an appreciated and loved pet. They do very well with other animals, are trustworthy guard dogs and can be left in the presence of children.
Even though he shows a lot of independence, the Corgi dog has a continuous desire to please people. They can show strong and varied personalities, from those who are always on the lookout, to those who are always looking for attention, who are always introspective and thoughtful.
Like many other breeds of working dogs, these dogs like to be busy all the time, to have something to do. They are able to excel in agility training and can perform complex commands.
Being farm dogs, Corgi are also excellent guard dogs. They will bark as soon as they notice an unwanted guest, either human or animal. Barking can become a problem over time, which is why it is advisable to train it from an early age in this regard.
Socialization is very important, because a Corgi dog must get used to seeing people, otherwise he will always want to bite. They will bark even if they are left alone for long periods of time.
Once they have established a connection with children, Corgi dogs can show that they are the leader and will try to guide the children all the time.
Corgi dogs have become famous thanks to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, who does not leave them even when travelling. The fluffy quadrupeds also appear in a short film, which was released at the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The first Corgi dog to reach the residence of the British Royal Family was the Dookie, in 1933. King George VI, the father of the current Queen Elizabeth, brought Dookie. Elizabeth was 10 years old then.
At the age of 18, Princess Elizabeth received her own dog of the same breed as a gift: a puppy named Susan. Since then, Corgi have appeared in official photographs of the British Royal House. The British press noted that the Queen used to take her four-legged friends on trips as well. After Queen Elizabeth I died in 2002, the current Queen, Elizabeth II, took her mother's dogs and cared for them as if they were her own.
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain had, during her reign so far, about 30 Cogi dogs.
12.The cuttest Corgi ever
13.Enjoying the owner presence
14.A Corgi enjoying cuddles
15.A Corgi flower between flowers
16.Rainy weather mood
17.Maybe some treats?
18.City escapes with Corgi
20.Playful Corgi puppy
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This Video Will Melt Your Heart - A Dog Owner Gently Wakes A Deaf And Blind Dog And Brought A Global Audience To Tears
The owner of a blind and deaf 10-month-old dog showed how he learned to wake her so that she was not afraid, and In just five days, the video has been viewed 51 million times and racked up over 12.5 million likes.
Aiden Michael Mann adopted an Australian Shepherd named Plum in July 2019. His colleagues tried to find a owner for her, and as soon as the man saw the poor puppy, he immediately realized that he wanted to take her to him.
Despite the fact that Mann already has one dog, he had to figure out how to accomodate Plum for a long time because of its disability.
The owner was very worried about the fact that Plum was scared every time when he woke her. The dog abruptly jumped up even from light touches. Then Mann decided to try to gently blow on her face, and it worked.
"People ask me how I wake up my deaf and blind pup without scaring her," Mann captioned a clip of himself approaching a sleeping Plum. "I slightly blow on her. She still gets startled until she feels me. Then she wants all the love."
Across Instagram and TikTok, the comments is full of support for Plum — with many emotional responses and even a reeaction from celebrities.
"Not being dramatic, but I would die for that dog," one commenter wrote.
"Why am I crying," the YouTube star and makeup guru Manny Mua commented on the video.