Daisy Duke, a Labrador, gave birth to eight pups and quickly saw that one of them was very little and nearly too frail to live. While many animals dump the runt of the litter, Daisy determined that she would go to any length to keep her baby alive.
Soon, Daisy started showering the runt puppy, named Lucy, with extra love and care. She would never leave Lucy unattended even for a second. She would snuggle and feed her separately just to make sure that she is not overpowered by her much stronger siblings.
When the rest of the puppies would doze off, Daisy would bring Lucy aside and keep kissing her and asking her to hold on. The anxious mama’s tender heart would panic in fear every time Lucy cried. Daisy would desperately pick the little girl with her mouth and keep licking and nursing her until she was okay!
Experts say that runt babies often get cornered in their litter, as mothers focus on raising the healthier babies. But in Lucy’s case, she has been a lucky girl to receive all the special love and pampering from her doting mother. We hope Lucy grows up to be a strong and spirited pooch, just like Daisy. Hats off to the spirit of this loving mama dog!
Click the video below to watch Daisy’s touching dedication to save her weakest baby!