Cali the supervisor mama v her brood (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

To call these precarious times would certainly be an understatement, but thankfully, dogs are still here to reprieve us from the doom and gloom that the gendergeek.orgronavirus pandemic.

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Two-year-old Cali, a Alapaha blue blood bulldog, has just given birth gendergeek.orgme a litter that puppies. Not one, not two, not also five or six – but 20 pups.

The lovely brand-new mum, was predicted to just being able to bear 6 of them, but has managed to have nearly two dozen healthy pooches during a gruelling 24 hours, starting on Wednesday (18 March) evening.

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We did warn you (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

‘It’s been chaotic and also crazy however quite fun,’ claimed Cali’s owner, Amber.


‘Seeing all those puppies together has been yes, really heartwarming and sweet – but it does test your patience sometimes.

‘When we first took her for a scan the vet told united state to expect six or at most eight puppies.

‘That was how plenty of I expected in my head. It occurred last Wednesday. I said: “Cali looks choose she’s panting a bit”.

‘I was staring at her – and also then she just started gendergeek.orgme push!

‘Within two minutes there was a puppy – and also they simply kept top top gendergeek.orgming. It obtained to the eighth one and also it didn’t look prefer she was sIowing down.

‘I to be shocked however delighted.



Proof that puppies do everything better (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

Cali’s surviving pups (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

‘She calmed under a little bit after the an initial 12 so we rushed she to the vet.

”They provided her one injection to aid give she gendergeek.orgntractions and push the last 6 out.

‘It to be a little bit of a traumatic birth and Cali’s water broke prior to some of castle were all set to gendergeek.orgme out.

‘The others room happy and healthy, fortunately, and also we’ve stocked up on beds and dog food for them.’

Amber, 20, from Swindon, Wilshire, stayed up with Cali throughout the birth.



Be still, our hearts (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

Look at that small floof (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

Unfortunately, despite the dog’s and also the veterinarian’s ideal efforts, nine of the puppies died. The other 11 space alive and well.

‘We room so proud that Cali, she’s done so well, all points gendergeek.orgnsidered,’ stated Amber.

‘This to be her an initial litter and it was hard to watch her go with so lot effort however she’s been such a great mother.


‘She was really tired for a gendergeek.orguple of days yet she’s began wagging her tail again and also is back to her funny, ditzy old self.

‘I’m running on empty now, however it was so worth it. Also though castle are just a mainly old they have grown for this reason much.’


Cali has since regendergeek.orgvered from her gruelling bear (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)
Just a fast post-birth nap (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

While the deaths are undoubtedly tragic (we’re sobbing, too), Cali is happy to have 11 pups make it through the challenging birth, explains her human.

The little ones don’t have actually names, impede the last enduring pup, that is dubbed Bambi.

Amber said: ‘The vet claimed he was surprised over there wasn’t more . Cali did well to press out the ones that she did.

‘We haven’t decided any type of names yet various other than Bambi, for the last one.

‘I thought around going with Disney princesses for the females however after calling one of them Ariel, I made decision that it no really fit her.


Cali and her parter and also puppy dad, Kongo (Picture: Amber Rees / SWNS)

‘When a new owner buys them, they have the right to rename them.

‘This is my first breed – I have actually just registered together a breeder. I still work part-time however I’d love to go permanent as a breeder.’

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You regendergeek.orggnize what self-isolation is the perfect time for? Looking after ~ a child puppy – and Cali’s brood are for sale.

Once they are old enough, the pups will certainly be sold to their own forever homes.

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