There is a sense of pride in bringing a new life into the world, the anticipation of watching your baby grow up, and just the pure pleasure you get from them every day. Sometimes it can be difficult, especially in the case of multiple births. Twins can be a handful, triplets, or quads even more so, and you may need help coping with them all, but can you imagine having 18 all at once? Yikes!
Miley, the Dalmatian, and first-time mom set a record recently by giving birth to EIGHTEEN adorable puppies. Her mom watched her throughout the pregnancy get bigger and bigger, day by day, and was starting to get worried. She was thinking that Miley may give birth to 13 or 14, but they sure weren’t expecting anything like eighteen new mouths to feed.
Miley’s pregnancy and eventual massive litter set an Australian record for the most amount of pups born to a Dalmatian in one pregnancy. This is not the first time a Dalmatian as had a litter of this size. In 2009 another Dalmatian in England also delivered 18 puppies; the average size of a litter for this breed is usually 8 to 10.
Miley’s mom, Cecilia Langton-Bunker and her daughter Lulu, have been helping out with the newborns since the 13-hour labor finished. When you watch the video of this remarkable mom and her babies, you will notice that the puppies all have different colored spots painted on them, this is no surprise as keeping track of this many carefree-canines would be any breeders nightmare.
Miley can’t nurse them all at once, so Cecilia and Lulu help with the feeding duties at making sure that each and every one of the babies gets fed, and stays healthy. The clip captures the puppies over a period of time and shows you that they are all healthy and happy.
The feeding-time-frenzy as just amazing to watch as these adorable new born’s climb all over each other to get to mom for a feed. Then, further along, you will see them a few months older looking strong and fit as they clamber around their food bowls, eating away with all their tiny tails wagging.
Click on the link below to start your day with a smile. This is a remarkable story of a remarkable dog that will leave you grinning for days. The resilience of these wonderful animals’ leaves us in amazement, as does the strength and love that Miley has for all of her babies. She is truly an inspiration for all to see as nothing seems to phase this mother of 18 adorable babies.