As soon as Dee Marie took in Emi and her seven puppies, she realized they were a close-knit family. From the very beginning, the puppies slept in one large pile, and Emi was constantly close to ensure their safety.
Marie told The Dodo, “She has been such a doting mother and is always ready to check on them.”
The non-profit organization Northern Critters In Need found a foster home for Emi and her babies. Emi’s family, who lives in a remote hamlet without access to regular veterinary care, reached out for assistance when she got pregnant.
Marie stated, “Where we live in northwestern Ontario, there are a number of really remote settlements, many of which are accessible only by air.” It might be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain even the most fundamental veterinary care and pet supplies.
Marie fostered Emi and her puppies until they were old enough to be adopted, and quickly discovered that each dog had an own personality.
Marie stated, “The puppies are a highly charismatic group.” “Aang has always been the pack leader. Every morning, all the others would sit behind him awaiting orders because he is so outspoken and assured.
When the puppies are not being directed by their sibling, they are napping in a large pile. Marie anticipated that as the puppies grew, they would desire their own space, but this did not occur.
“We like to acclimate the puppies to their crates as soon as possible so they link it with a peaceful place to slumber,” Marie explained. “This litter immediately comprehended the assignment and began sleeping in puppy mounds.”
Once they began to grow, Marie added a second box to allow them space to expand. However, the puppies disregarded the additional crate and continued to cram themselves inside the existing one.
“Despite having greater space, they continued to cram themselves into the single container,” Marie explained. Who could blame them, however? It is the perfect cuddle spot!”
Since they were originally introduced to their kennels, the foster puppies have tripled in size, and they refuse to sleep apart.
Marie stated, “I’ll be damned if they don’t find a way to squeeze in to slumber like furry little sardines.”
Now that the puppies are nine weeks old, they have been gradually departing Marie’s home to join their permanent family.
Mama Emi will be spayed and returned to her original family once all of her puppies have been adopted. She won’t be alone, however. Aang will join his mother, where they will continue to be inseparable.
Marie remarked, “I’m delighted she will be able to keep one of her puppies as a lifelong companion.”