A woman walking down the street in Los Angeles, California saw the sweetest and saddest thing in an alleyway: two skinny mother dogs huddled together. Not just that, but the pair of dogs were nursing their puppies; there were nine pups between the two of them. It seems that the alley was where they lived and they were doing all they could to raise their puppies together. The woman could not stand to leave them alone, so she brought the two mother dogs and puppies to her home so they could be transferred to the Northwest Dog Project (also known as NDP) in Eugene, Oregon. What was so incredible was the strong bond the two dogs, named Thelma and Louise, had with one another. No one is sure where they came from or if they are related, or even if they just found one another on the streets and decided to help each other out.
One thing was clear: both dogs were dumped on the street and were suffering and underweight. The pair are now inseparable and seem to have a plan worked out for caring for each of the puppies. Thelma and Louise and their puppies are now in the rescue comfortably and they are all doing well. The two dogs take turns: one dog nurses the puppies while the other grooms them, then they switch. Both dogs care so sweetly for all the puppies that it’s unclear which puppies belong to who—they just have the sweetest relationship. Once the story of the two mother dogs was shared on social media, the rescue got a positive response from many single moms who offered words of support and encouragement.
Both of the mother dogs are around twelve pounds with fuzzy hair and seem to be terrier mixes. The puppies are very small, so it’s believed they will be similar in size to their mothers. The puppies and their moms are doing well in the rescue and growing and getting stronger each day. The puppies are just five weeks old now, so they will need some time before they are ready to be adopted into forever homes. In the meantime, they are thriving under the care and watchful eye of both Thelma and Louise.