I’ve often considered fostering dogs. The thought of giving them up would break my heart. I’d want to keep them all and have them remain in my home. I admire folks who can let animals they love go to a new forever home.
Rosie, a golden retriever mix arrived at the county animal shelter very pregnant. Katie and John Black are two experienced foster parents. They took her in and waited for her pups to come. The Blacks got more than they bargained for once Rosie went into labor.
Katie wrote on Reddit: “Not quite what we were expecting – Our foster dog and Golden Mix gave birth yesterday. To baby cows.”
Rosie’s litter did indeed resemble baby cows with their white or brown coloring. The Blacks gave them bovine names. Rosie loved Daisy, Betsy, Clarabelle, and Moo all the same.
“She is one proud Mama,” Katie explained.
The Blacks helped the happy mama care for her pups. Until they were old enough, the four remained with Katie and John. The new mama and her babies were put up for adoption.
No one is certain who fathered the four darling pups. It’s not uncommon for pups to not resemble their mother. “There can be quite a lot of variation in terms of the appearances of dogs that are closely related, even in the case of two pups from within the same litter,” Pets4Homes writes.
“When it comes to non-pedigree dogs, mixed breeds and deliberate crossings of two breeds or the subsequent offspring of mixed crossings-like the Labradoodle and Cockapoo – there is a lot more scope for variance, to the point that the color or other manifestations of physical appearance can be quite variable within the same litter.”
I suppose that explanation will have to do. All that matters is Rosie and her litter are in loving homes.