Maria is a sad reminder of what happens to many dogs at puppy mills. They are used solely for breeding, hardly cared for, rarely loved.
Maria, a Dachshund who’s soul is impervious to the sadness that surrounded her, had a body that just couldn’t handle any more pregnancies. No one really knew how many times this little dog was used to breed! She was abandoned by her so-called owners when she became paralyzed, while pregnant this time, and needed an expensive c-section to deliver her puppies.
When found, Maria was riddled with fleas, which caused her to be anemic. She was scared, having little to no human contact. Yet, this little dog had this inner-strength that was so fierce, she truly stunned her rescuers. She was fighting with all she had to bring her babies, safely, into the world. Even though she could hardly move herself.
What happens next, when Maria finally delivers her babies, is truly incredible. How many babies her little body housed and her transformation, make for the most impressive story! That, as a mother myself, I am blown away by. A little dog that has the strength of an entire village, all for the love of her children.
Julie resides in Northern New Jersey with her two kids, two dogs, cat and partner. She has two published books which make excellent trivets if you aren't a fan of poetry. She tolerates people but LOVES animals. If she isn't blogging, she's most likely cuddling with her pups, Paisley and Skyler.
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