Daisy a Border Collie mix in Oregon lost all 7 of her puppies in a tragic barn fire. Poor Daisy was not being herself after the fire. Daisy's family said she was distraught over the loss of her puppies. "She's just been so sad and so heartbroken,” said Jessica Woodruff. “She just goes down to the barn and just sits there and tries to look for them still. She quit eating."
Jessica knew they needed to do something to help. So she posted on Facebook to see if there were any foster puppies that Daisy could care for.
An hour away, Lorna Murphy's beloved Border Collie, Chloe, had died in surgery trying to give birth to two puppies. She had already delivered 8 puppies when she went in for the emergency surgery. After losing Chloe, it put Murphy into a dire situation having to care for the tiny puppies. “We started feeding every 2 hours around the clock. It was exhausting,” Murphy, told PEOPLE. “Everybody pitched in to help.” Even her family lent helping hands to take care of the 8 orphaned puppies.
“It was a terrible first few days of mourning the loss of Chloe and trying to feed eight puppies with a 3-milliliter syringe,” says Murphy’s daughter, Deanna Murphy-Vest. “The puppies needed feeding every two hours around the clock. With eight puppies it seemed like by the time you were done feeding them all, it was time to start over.” That's when Daisy came in...
The puppies were just 10 days old when Murphy saw Woodruff's story about Daisy. So she contacted her and set things up so that the puppies and Daisy could meet. Nobody knew how or if it was going to work but they were all ready to give it a try.
Daisy let the puppies nurse right away. Murphy recalls, “The puppies were so happy to have mama milk, they nursed and nursed and promptly fell asleep on her.”
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