Chris and Mariesa Hughes
Cuyahoga County Kennel
When the couple went to the kennel, the first dog that they saw was Storie. She was a pregnant Pitbull, and the couple immediately fell in love. Chris was a bit apprehensive knowing that Storie would be giving birth to a few puppies, but
The people at the kennel told the couple that Storie should have already given birth. They said that there was a chance that Storie hadn’t given birth yet because she was stressed out. A kennel isn’t the best place for a dog to give birth because it is loud and chaotic. This isn’t good for the dog or her puppies.
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Setting Up Her Bed
The couple had a kennel outside, and they set up a kiddie pool full of blankets. They figured that it would be the perfect place for Storie to go into labor in a few days. They were shocked that just 12-hours after bringing Storie home, she went into labor. Just 18-hours later, she delivered all 12 puppies. They realized that she couldn’t give birth in the kennel because it was too stressful. As soon as she felt comfortable in
Opening Their Eyes
A few days after the puppies were born, they opened their eyes. When they were born, they had cauliflower ears. Within a few days, they opened up. It wasn’t just the puppies ears that opened up; it was also their personalities. All 12 puppies had their own personality and mannerisms. It was easy for the couple to tell the difference between each puppy and giving them sweet names.
Pibbles and More Animal Hospital
A few months after the puppies were born, it was time for the couple to rehome them. Having 13 extra dogs roaming the house was a bit stressful. The puppies were full of energy, which meant that they spent their days running around and fighting. They decided that after three months, it was time for each of the puppies to find
Storie’s New Home
Life In the Dog House
The couple has so many pets that they often chronicle their adventures on a YouTube channel called Life in the Dog House. On their video, the couple explained their love of dogs. They also talked about their decision to give up the puppies and how hard it was. This couple’s love for dogs is amazing, as is what they do for dogs in need.