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Mother Dog Reunited With Her Puppies All Grown Up | The Dodo Reunited

August 13, 2019


Bess is a once-in-a lifetime
type of dog. It’s been about ten months
since all of the puppies were together with Bess. She was picked up as
a stray in Tennessee, pregnant. There were actually twelve
puppies inside of her. – We were incredibly excited
to help. We ended up taking her to
the emergency room. One of the smallest puppies,
Burrdie, was blocking the birth canal. She was in the canal for two, three-plus hours, with limited oxygen. – When she was first born, they were concerned about her. She had a pink bow to indicate that we needed to keep
a closer eye on her. If anybody was gonna be
comprised, it was her. She was the smallest. – We really thought we were
just gonna get through the birth, and that was gonna be
the end of it. The doctors came out and
told us that there was a chance that because there were so
many puppies, they probably weren’t all
going to make it. That just wasn’t an option. We decided to bring all
the puppies back to my house. I had to tell my husband
we were gonna have to take out the living room furniture,
the dining room furniture. We just were 100 percent in. Quickly, we realized that we
needed more people. We needed around-the-clock
care. So “us” became anybody and
everybody that we knew that we trusted could stay up in
the middle of the night. Morning, noon, and night,
Bess always had somebody there to help her and to monitor
the puppies, so that everybody really
was thriving. Burrdie got to have extra
feedings. – Oh, good girl! Starting to see her thrive, and become the same size
as everybody, that was really profound for us. Bess really connected to Burrdie. There was just extra love. Bess was so patient, and so gentle with all of her babies. And she was like, a natural
perfect Mom. And even at times that she
was just exhausted, she still cared about
where they were, or if she heard them making
a sound, she was very attentive
to them. We – we jumped in and
helped co-parent with her. Bess was getting in naps
wherever she could. The puppies started playing. And they started being able
to walk. – Good boy! We just started to see all their personalities come out. We introduced toys. We had thoughts of
keeping them all at one point, I think.
At least I did. [LAUGHTER] Before any puppies were adopted, Bess was — was chosen first. – The first time I heard
about Bess, we fell in love with her
right away, and knew immediately that
this was our dog. Bess’s personality is [BARK]– [LAUGHTER]
[BARK] She is definitely like a nanny dog. She’s always checking
on the kids. I do see a motherly
instinct in her. – The puppies were with us
for at least eight weeks. It became clear that they
were really ready to go on to their forever home. – It was a daunting task, to think, like, “How are we
going to find 13 homes?” It ended up being all friends
and family that adopted one of the puppies. Today is the first time
in a year that Bess will be reuinited
with all 12 of her puppies, at the same time. – Burrdie!
– Hi, friends! – Lovebug. Hi! – It is amazing to see Burrdie
thriving now. She is really, really doing so,
so well. – She had a special pink bow
that they put on her to make sure that she got
extra milk. And so that’s why Violet got her the extra pink little bow for today,
to remember that. – And all of these dogs,
they’re all doing so well. – We have Ginny.
Ginny kind of chose us. – This is Gracie Grace. – This is Ruby. Osa, very sweet and
incredibly smart. Louis, who feels like
everybody is his best friend. Drake. One easygoing guy. Rupert. He seems to really
like snacks. Ranger, one of the biggest
puppies of the litter. Seven. She’s a–
a great family dog. Ruby. So photogenic. Sandy, a beautiful,
beautiful soul. – Say hi? Say hi.
– I know, this is like– uh-huh. – You always wonder if
these dogs recognize. And — clearly they do. It’s really sweet. Aw. – Hey, look, it’s Sandy! – All right, you guys.
I think Bess is maybe five minutes away. Bess is coming to see you
for your birthday. Beautiful. – Good girl. Yay! Oh, Bessie! [BARK]
[BARK] – All right, you guys!
Any moment, Bess is coming out. Bess appeared, look out,
and saw all of her puppies. – Yay! Yay! Bess! – And she didn’t know where
to go first. The puppies couldn’t
stop themselves, and Bess couldn’t stop herself. And she leaps up, almost leaping
into the group of puppies just to say hello
to everybody. [BARK]
[BARK] – Your puppies are all here! – Mom!
– Yay! – And you could just see joy. ♫ – Hey, Burrdie girl. Hi! Good dogs. ♫ – That’s a happy dog!
Good girls. It was amazing seeing Bess
and Burrdie reunited again. – Happy birthday, Bess babies! – Ready? Go! Yay! I felt that the dogs all came out and had a blast. There was excitement. There was sometimes, like,
sibling jealousy. Seeing Burrdie, and seeing
that little pink collar around her, and remembering what that collar
did used to represent, it really — it did —
it did touch my heart. It’s nice to feel like,
that this birth is actually creating community
around it. It was a very successful reunion. – My hope is that we get
to have this every year, and that this goes on for
years and years and years and years to come.

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  1. This is some 1st world white suburban crap right here, I’m a white male btw, but you know you are privileged when you are spending your time doing things like this. I honestly found it kind of pathetic and delusional.

  2. WHO SAYS THERE'S NO HEAVENLY FATHER??? Very successful dog reunionπŸ•πŸ© For the owners, not so much so. Had their arms PULLED out of the shoulder socket, because of the leashes. A locomotive doesn't pull as hard as those dogs were. I thought it was a video about Iditorad sled dogs.

  3. it’s so cool how some of the dogs look like pure bred labs and some of them look like pure bred pittbulls

  4. Why do these silly Americans keep them on their leashes? For gods sake, you alternate between over-anthropomorphising them and over-animalising them!

  5. Why did they keep them all leashed? The whole time it felt like they wanted to run around and see each other naturally, but they were hamstrung by the leash…

  6. I seriously dont know how it has a 2k dislike for this loving and happy family/dogs.. Cmon people have a heart

  7. Who are those 2k people who disliked this video. which planet they belong to? Why do they have to be such an ass? It's such an amazing video but I guess few people are just enemies of happiness 🀦🀦🀦🀦

  8. I love how all of the owners have a hard time holding the grown up puppies back! When they meet their mother again, that is genuine love.

  9. This it's such a white people thing to do. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking it, I'm just saying they probably got Starbucks coffee that morning and purchase their groceries from Target.

  10. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! UNLEASH THEM ALREADY!!!!!!!!

    I know they were being cautionary, but after they recognised each other, they took too long. Took a toll on my poor self. Lol

  11. Poor Bess probably always wondered what happened to them… especially, to Bernie. I'm so glad for them all. I hope they continue this. Maybe a yearly reunion.

  12. This put tears in my eyes and that's not easy to do to this man. But such a happy story and wish I was there to witness it all. Great vid. Thanks for making my day.

  13. I am not a dog person, but even I can tell the breed of the father. This is beautiful, man. Bess' tail was wagging so much she reminded me of a helicopter

  14. Why always on the leash ?? So fearful people to let enjoy the dogs … πŸ˜”a nice act for the Union πŸ’•

  15. I started crying when Bess saw her puppies. They are all are just such amazing dogs and it makes me happy knowing they all have loving homes and families.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ’–

  16. All of them need to stop using harnesses. They are for little dogs or dogs well trained. The dogs are dragging the humans all around. Also the ppl weren’t letting the dogs greet each other correctly! WTH? Dogs need to be able to smell each other. The ppl kept holding them back on the leash! This was a nice story,but frustrating to watch the reunion. I was relieved to watch them finally turn them loose. The whole thing seemed to focus around the reunification & the party cake and it wasn’t as natural as it could have been just letting loose the mom into the yard & letting them be dogs. That is what I would have like to see more of.

  17. My Isis got pregnant when she was barely 1yr old by my brothers 2yr old male Ceasar… She had a litter of 10… I could only find good homes for 3 of the pups… 6yrs later I have Isis, Ceasar, Lil Ceas, RayRay, Biggie, Bert, Spider, Mia, and Diamond!!! Best decision of my life to keep the 7 pups!!! I tell people I have 9 Pitties and I get all kinds of side eyes🀣🀣🀣 If they only knew how life changing in a loving, positive way having 9 dogs to take care of and love on is they wouldn’t look at me like i’m crazy!!! I’m truly BLESSED!!! THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO RESCUE AND FOSTER DOGS WHO NEED HELP AND LOVE!!! YOU ROCKπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

  18. That is so cool! I wondered if puppies and mothers remembered each other later on. They very seldom ever see each other again.

  19. This video makes me so fucking angry. Take the dogs off their fucking leaches you fucking assholes. Just delete this fucking video

  20. So happy for the mom and pups. Clearly they remembered each other. It's nice to see dogs that are wanted and loved. So many pups being born that aren't. Those waggy tails so sweet…

  21. Leash training isn’t too difficult and would make these beautiful and gracious openers lives so much less stressful! Get an E collar!!

  22. This is something that I'm sure doesn't happen often! All 12 pups & mom?? Family reunion for dogs is unheard of…….till now!!

  23. Seriously this video made my day ..Thanks for sharing ❀️❀️ thanks for rescuing and giving them to right ppl not ppl who cage and chain ..

  24. HERE IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THE PRESENT OWNERS OF THOSE FORMER PUPPIES. Make sure you feed them properly on RAW MEAT throughout their lives or they won't survive to proper old age. Carnivores must have RAW MEAT AND RAW BONES. If not they will get sick due to wrong feeding on dried kibbles and tinned food.
    Sadly this is a mistake made by so many people so that the instance of pets dying from cancer and suffering from arthritis is so great. No dog in this world should contract such conditions. It’s all due to wrong feeding.

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