The most wonderful miracles happen when we try to make them ourselves. This is exactly what happened to a dog named Maggie, who by all canons should not have survived this winter, as well as her unborn puppies. But it turned out differently — thanks to the efforts of a Texas family, which after that became famous in social networks.
This is how Maggie was found on the streets of Fredericksburg a month ago — in the last stage of pregnancy
Through the efforts of volunteers, Maggie was first placed in a shelter, washed and treated, and then transferred to the Aubrey Morgan family. She is an experienced dog owner, she has three dogs, but she did not have to deal with the birth of puppies. But this is not a reason to retreat — Aubrey watched a bunch of videos and bought everything useful, preparing for childbirth. And then the shock frosts came to Texas, the electricity disappeared, and with it the heat in the house.
Maggie started giving birth when the temperature in the house was already zero
Childbirth in the cold is not the most pleasant, but relatively safe phenomenon, it is not uncommon in the wild. The problem is that puppies need a lot of heat in the first days of life, if they cool down a little, become sluggish, lose their appetite and that’s it. Aubrey and her husband urgently tried to solve the problem — how to warm the puppies, when there is nowhere to warm themselves? Attempts to boil water and pour it into bags, as well as to close and warm one room did not lead to anything.
The family decided to move into a car with a stove. And the birth continued!
The first four puppies were born in the house, the last three are already in the car. Everything happened in the dead of night, but in the end the family sat inside for 12 hours until they were sure that the puppies were okay. But what’s next? There is still no electricity and heat, the forecasts are disappointing, and then Aubrey’s husband drove the car along the icy highway to their parents’ house at the risk of his life. The whole 45 minutes of a strenuous journey and now a miracle has happened — both people and animals were under the roof and in the warmth!
Later, when the power supply was restored, the family checked the puppies at the vet — they were all right. The babies were named Daisy, Poppy, Ash, Rosie, Dahlia, Clover and Astra. They came to the world in a difficult way and there is a good sign in this — if not for the help of people, everything would have turned out much more tragically. Help your neighbors, whoever they are!