There is nothing in the world cuter than a puppy.
OK, wait — scratch that. The one thing cuter than a puppy is a lot of puppies.
Have you ever seen a whole litter of pups before? A few years ago, I had the honor of playing with a newborn dog (before returning him to his mama and five siblings), and I can honestly say it changed my life.
Here’s the thing, though. As adorable as puppies are, watching a dog give birth is not quite as adorable. Just like human births, it can be distressing, nerve-racking, and downright gross.
Amazing? Sure. Awe-inspiring? Definitely. But cute? Not so much.
Most pregnant dogs are expecting just a few offspring at once — but every so often, things get a little crazier. Multiples aren’t out of the ordinary for dog births, but more than five — or more than 10 — puppies is pretty unusual.