These beautiful babies were 5 days old when they came into our home and rescue. Due to unavoidable circumstances their Mom had to be euthanized by animal services, but being the amazing people that they are, they reached out to our rescue to see if there was anything we could do.
It just so happened that we had Mama Irelyn and her babies, who were just a couple of weeks older than these guys, in our upstairs bedroom. My girlfriend suggested that we try to introduce these 4 to Irelyn and see if she would adopt them. I have to admit that I was severely skeptical that it would work and wasn’t sure that we should try, but because my gf had spent so much time with her, I decided to trust her judgment and went along with the plan.
Boy was I wrong!
I have to give my girlfriend a lot of credit for thinking ahead and believing in the dog she had taken care of for a month. She even took a blanket that was with Ireyln and her puppies with her to animal services. The new pups rode back wrapped in the blanket to get their smell all over it as well. She used a basket to carry the new babies, still wrapped up in the blanket, into the room and, being the amazing dog that Mama Irelyn is, as soon as she heard one of the babies cry, she couldn’t get over to the basket fast enough. Here are the pictures of the first few moments of Mama Ireyln accepting the puppies as her own.(Her actual puppies are in there too!)
And these are our “orphaned four” today at 5 weeks old. They will be available for adoption in 3 weeks(right around easter)
WAY TO GO MAMA IRELYN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We call them the Labyrinth crew because they are all named after characters from the 80’s Classic movie “The Labyrinth”