Shelter dog Blossom came to the staff pregnant and with an advanced case of heartworms. After losing all but one of her puppies, Blossom became frantic. But when someone heartlessly threw a litter of puppies out the window, it gave this grieving mama dog a second chance at love!
The Westie & Scottie Rescue Houston took Blossom in when her owners decided to give the 3-year-old mama dog up. Since she was pregnant, Blossom’s heartworm treatment would have to wait until after she had her puppies. In the meantime, the shelter’s intake coordinator, a caring woman named Maggie Escriva, took Blossom home as a foster pet.
Blossom gave birth to 3 puppies: Bluebell, Begonia and Buttercup. Sadly, Buttercup is the only pup to survive. The other two most likely picked up infections in utero.
Blossom’s loss upset everyone at the shelter. But none felt the heartache as intensely as Blossom herself. She couldn’t even bring herself to eat. Maggie describes the mama dog as “frantic” after losing most of her litter, “which added to the heartbreak the rest of us were feeling.”
That’s when Maria heard about another litter of puppies in need.
A cruel individual tossed 8 puppies out the window of a moving pick up truck in a town near Houston, Texas. Sadly, 2 of the pups died. The other 6 were so young their eyes weren’t even opened yet!
The newborn puppies desperately needed a mama. And since shelter dog Blossom just lost her own litter, Maria thought bringing them all together might just save all of them. And she was right!
Maria brought the 6 puppies to her home and placed them with Buttercup. They weren’t quite sure how the grieving mama would respond. But her reaction was completely heartwarming.
“Blossom looked at the puppies,” she said. “Then climbed into the bed and started cleaning and feeding them.”
The abandoned puppies now had a loving mama to care for them, and Blossom had second chance at love!
Since the pups were now part of Blossom’s “garden,” they were given names to match: Meadow, Fern, Petal, Reed, Forest and Ash. And they flourished under the loving care of their adopted mama!
The Westie & Scottie Rescue Houston is in the process of finding forever homes for all of Blossom’s pups. And once Blossom has had some time to heal, she’ll get started on her heartworm treatments.
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