Ruff Ruff! My name is MADONNA
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Rescue Group: Hearts Unleashed Rescue
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Two young dogs were unceremoniously dumped on a quiet Bellaire street in the wee morning hours of May 3. One was, 'Tucker," a cute little schnauzer mix, already adopted, and the other, a very pregnant purebred English Cream Dachshund we named "Madonna." Two days after her rescue, "Madonna" gave birth to seven puppies on "Cinco de Mayo" Day! In celebration of their birth and cultural festivities in Houston's Mexican American community, that historic day, we gave the puppies Hispanic names: Juanita and Rosalita for her two baby girls and Benito, Carlos, Francisco, Jose and Pedro for her five baby boys. This portrait of Madonna and her babies was taken on Mother's Day, May 13, when the pups were one week old. Puppyhood came as a new experience for us, as well. We were awakened to the sounds of "chirping" around 3am the morning of the birth and thought, at first, a bird had flown through the open windows upstairs but, instead, four newborn puppies greeted us with their soft "tweet tweets." Amazing, as well, to watch Madonna, so in control, busy cleaning up each baby while our midwifery task the next three hours was to keep changing the puppy pads and wrapping each tiny weiner pup in baby blankets to keep them warm. Sadly, two babies were stillborn but the other seven were frisky and active from the moment of birth. None looked like Momma. We read that the cream color in dachshunds was a recessive gene so it would take two creams to produce cream offspring. With no clues of Dad, the pups are mostly black and brown or tri color and appear to be small framed. We are thinking they may be up to 15 pounds, full size. Madonna, between one and two years of age, weighs about 18 pounds. She has been a model Mom, so attentive and protective of her little ones but. at six weeks, she now wants a break, so over this past weekend, we took her pups outdoors in a crate and little corral we had set up for Opy, our rescue with the broken leg. They love being in the fresh air and sunshine and feeling the soft breeze in this lovely spring weather. Madonna keeps watch but hesitates jumping the fence to join them, "It is time," she seems to be telling them and us. The pups are on an excellent diet of Wellness canned and dry puppy food. They are healthy and happy and will be ready to leave the nest in two more weeks when they are two months old. We will post photos of all her pups in an album on our facebook page in the days to come and will bring Madonna for her debut at Tuesday's Rice University Farmer's Market, between 4 and 7pm. Come and meet our proud and elegant momma, "Madonna."
To arrange a meeting with Madonna and her puppies, contact Janice at 713.592.2299 or: TrueBlueRescue@gmail.com