In a barnacle filled with straw, this street dog gave birth to seven puppies, much like Mary did when Jesus was born.
A charming Nativity tableau was on show in a modest tent in the central square of Palenque, Mexico. This one features the customary assortment of holiday figurines posing in peaceful stillness, but a new addition is an unexpected one: a pregnant stray dog.
The adorable puppy apparently saw the Christmas nativity scene as a secure area and ended up utilizing it as a haven. She may take a respite from the chilly streets and, if necessary, offer lighting. When local journalist Eric Guzmán saw this, he found her curled up inside the straw.
Upon closer inspection, Eric discovered that the dog gave birth to seven puppies . With no other options, the dog seemed to have chosen the Christmas birth as a safe and pleasant location to deliver her kids.
Eric told The Dodo, “He was astonished and happy to see that his pups were in a secure environment.” He said, “They were never damp or chilly. It should be noted that while Palenque is typically hot throughout the year, it starts to become cold around December, and dogs are frequently seen hiding from the elements.
Since Eric first started telling people about the dog and her puppies in the manger, many people from Palenque have traveled there to see them for themselves, some even bringing food and drink. Even the local government got involved and decided to let the family of dogs stay for as long they needed to.
Aside from allusions to holiness, the animal lovers at Dejando Huellitas SOS Palenque have also stepped in to guarantee the dogs are cared for now and in the future, and have began seeking for homes for them to live in.
For Eric, the birth of the puppies inside the Christmas manger isn’t a miracle, but he hopes it will leave a lasting legacy. “Hopefully, as citizens, we will be more conscious of stray dogs and would adopt them rather than buy them,” the journalist stated. “We should love them regardless of their origin,” he concluded.