Love and kindness can change one’s life, even save them. It happens both with humans and animals. Nothing is better than finding our angels when we’re endlessly seeking help.
Lily Mae, the pregnant rescue dog in this story is an example. The beautiful golden retriever got lost, keeping running around the park without a collar. Thankfully, a kind-hearted man spotted her and brought her home.
Ryan Fant saw Lily Mae when he was walking in a park in Little Rock, Arkansas. He approached the dog and started to play with her. When noticing the lost dog following him home, Fant decided to take in her.
The man named the dog Lily Mae. He searched for her owner for a month but he couldn’t. So, he made a decision: adopted Lily, letting her become a permanent part of his family.
But Fant soon noticed that Lily’s stomach was growing bigger and bigger. He immediately took her to the vet and was informed that Lily was pregnant.
As having no knowledge of taking care of a pregnant dog, Fant came to his friend Caitie Evers to ask her to foster Lily. Evers has had years of experience fostering new dog mamas and their pups, so she can help the pregnant dog go through her difficult time.
Evers was surprised to see Lily for the first time. The dog’s belly was big. The foster mom decided to make something to celebrate Lily’s pregnancy. She gave the pregnant dog a maternity shoot. She also realized that Lily was a rescue dog.
“She acts totally normal and makes me nervous with her running and jumping,” Evers told The Dodo. “She is a total sweetheart. She is a stage five clinger who prefers to be in my lap every moment.”
Lily was excited about her pregnancy photo shoot. She really enjoyed the shoot. She loved being the center of attention and getting special hugs from her foster mom.
“Lily Mae was born to model,” Evers said. “She loved it and it only took like 30 minutes total!”
Just 2 days after the maternity shoot, Lily gave birth to eight perfect puppies, seven boys and one girl. The mom and the babies are all happy and healthy now.
“They are chunky babies at already almost a pound each,” Evers said. “They are doing wonderful and are healthy and active. Mom snuggles them and loves them but is also trusting me to care for them all. She allows me to change their bedding but if I take too long she’ll start putting them back on her own.”
Lily and her babies (puppies) are currently raised in their foster mom’s home. When the puppies are ready for adoption, the Houston-based rescue Chip N Snip will help them find their new homes. And Lily will be brought back to Arkansas to reunite with her dad.
Looking forward to hearing more good news from Lily and her babies!
𝚂𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚝 𝙻𝚊𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚘𝚛 𝚃𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝙾𝚏 𝙰 𝚃𝚒𝚗𝚢 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚢 𝙺𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝙻𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚂𝚑𝚎’𝚜 𝙷𝚒𝚜 𝙾𝚠𝚗 𝙿𝚞𝚙𝚙𝚢 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚁𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝙷𝚎𝚛 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝙰 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝙲𝚊𝚝
At 13 years old, Pax was hardly expecting to become a parent, but life can be unpredictable.
The senior labrador was living happily with his loving family on their farm and enjoying his golden years.
But one day, Pax and his family heard a sad cry coming from somewhere on the farm, and with that, everything changed.
Pax’s pet-mom, Morgan, heard the cry of a small kitten, and with the help of one of her cats, she was able to find it.
She brought the cat outside with her and the clever kitty was able to lead her to the orphaned kitten.
The little kitten had been left all alone in a tree stump and was crying out for its mother.
Hoping that the momma cat would return, Morgan waited a couple of hours before bringing the kitten in.
But after some time, it was clear that the mother was not returning, and Morgan knew that she had to save the heartbroken little orphan.
Morgan brought the kitten into her house and made it warm and comfortable in her bed.
The little kitten was so young that she needed to be bottle-fed, and her fur and skin were infested with fleas.
The family named the kitten Polly, and slowly nursed her back to health.
They bottle-fed her, got rid of her fleas, and gave her as much love as possible.
One family member, in particular, took an extra serious interest in the wellbeing of the little kitten; Pax.
“Pax loved her from day one,” Morgan told Love Meow.
Pax felt a deep affection for Polly and an intense need to keep her safe and sound.
And Polly seemed to intuitively know that Pax would protect her; after her very first bath, the little cat snuggled up next to Pax and promptly fell asleep.
The two quickly grew very close and Pax would even help out with the feedings; once Polly had been fed Pax would lick her clean and cuddle her.
As Polly grew older, bigger and stronger, the pair could do more things together.
Polly would follow Pax around the house, and Pax would share his toys with his little adopted daughter.
Like a good father, Pax taught her everything he knew, which has resulted in Polly knowing how to “bark”.
Now, Polly is all grown up, and though she’s not a needy little kitten anymore, she and Pax are still as tight as ever.
They love playing together, cuddling up together and Polly even acts more like a dog than a cat.
Polly and Pax are completely inseparable, and they even have a shared Instagram in which they document their beautiful bond.
Pax and Polly may be of different species, but it’s clear that they are, always will be, and were always meant to be, family.
Their love for each other is pure and deep, and they are both incredibly lucky to have found each other.