Well, my daughter Holly and her husband Mike have their hands full -- literally, or is that 'litterally'?!! They rescued a pregnant Brittany Spaniel from a shelter where she was only a day from being put down. This poor thing is only 10 months old herself:
On Tuesday, September 28th, Dottie started delivering her puppies. And delivering, and delivering.....
When she was done, she had birthed 16 puppies!! 3 did not make it so there are still 13 puppies remaining. Holly and Mike are whipped taking care of them:
Dottie is a great little mother and tries her best to accommodate all those tiny pups but Mike & Holly have to bottle feed a few of them. Their eyes and ears (yes, they're closed at birth too) have opened up and it won't be long before they start switching over to a baby oatmeal and then puppy dog food. Dottie is eating 14-16 cups of food a day -- oh my! Hope she keeps that girlish figure.
She really is a sweetie -- she even poses for the camera: