For dogs, having a warm, cozy home and a hooman who loves them is truly a privilege. On the other hand, there are still so many canines trying to find their place under the sun in what can only be called the worst of conditions.
It is not rare to see whole families of dogs living in distant areas, far away from any resources to help them survive. Sadly, these types of cases typically incur fatal outcomes, which is how many of these four-legged heroes end up, tragically.
One tiny pup was on the same path, abandoned in bushes at the very beginning of his life. He helplessly yelped for his momma, trying to reach help, but instead, he only received the sound of his very own cry echoing in the woods until it finally happened…
The Size Of A Hand
Kind passersby were on their walk nearby when they heard a puppy crying. They immediately stopped in their tracks and decided to look for it in the bushes. Only a few minutes later, they found an infant fur baby the size of a hand trying to reach its momma.
No one knows how exactly this tiny pup ended up all alone in the bushes, but he was evidently malnourished and only hours away from the point of no return.
The kind rescuers immediately brought him home, where they tried to nurse him back to life.
With the help of the local veterinarian, the rescuers took care of the puppy around the clock. They bought a formula and fed him every three hours for the next few days. At the same time, they also made sure to keep his tiny body clean and warm, like his momma would do.
During the first couple of days, the pup seemed much better. He kept eating his formula and took his naps regularly, which made his new pawrents quite optimistic.
Sadly, after almost a week of trying, the pup was still not gaining enough weight to be healthy, and that’s when they got another idea…
Road To Recovery
After a failed attempt to help the puppy on their own, the rescuers then tried a different strategy. Their neighbor’s dog recently had puppies of her own, and they asked him if his dog could take their newborn into the litter.
He immediately agreed, and now there was one dilemma left – “Will a momma dog accept the puppy into her litter?”
Then, the most wonderful thing happened! Not only did the dog accept the pup, but she was glad to do it!
According to her owner, she delivered three babies into the world, of which two, sadly, crossed the rainbow bridge. With her new foster pup, she now had two babies to take care of, and she instantly cheered up.
The two pups ate momma’s milk regularly, took cozy naps next to her, and within a couple of weeks – they started crawling together!
All this time, the pup only needed a furry family of his own to start thriving, and he was now on the way to a full recovery. He stayed with the new mom and her puppy for 39 days. During that time, both puppies grew into happy, tail-wagging furrballs!
The sweetest moment was caught on camera on his “going-back-home” day. The pup literally hid in the corner of the room and refused to be picked up, as he had adapted so well into his new family.
However, his family made a promise to make him visit his tiny friend on weekends, which turned out to be a great play date arrangement!
After he was successfully nursed back to the life that he was always supposed to have, the pup returned to his family. Three months later, he wasn’t even a shadow of what he once was – a helpless baby whose destiny was uncertain.
He was now a healthy doggo ready to embark on exciting adventures with his loved ones, far away from what once was cold, dark bushes.
He now has a whole life ahead of him, with only two things to be preoccupied with – playtime and endless cuddles!