Mama Dog Is Depressed When 7 Puppies Die In Barn Fire. Then They Show Her A Litter Of Orphans

On February 20, 2017, Jessica Woodruff suffered the unspeakable when her barn caught fire in Roseberg, Oregon. The fire took the lives of four goats and a pig. On top of that, her beloved dog Daisy, a Great Pyrenees and border collie mix, lost her litter of 3-week-old puppies.

Jessica sprinted down to the barn, but it was too late. She held Daisy back as the dog tried to run into the burning flames for her babies. “It all happened within minutes,” Jessica told “It’s horrible.”

She thinks the fire was started by a heat lamp keeping the litter warm.

Daisy mourned all seven of her puppies. In the wake of the tragedy, she became depressed and refused to eat. But perhaps the most heartbreaking thing of all was when she would walk herself down to the barn in the following days, sit down by the door, and whine.

- Barbara Diamond, Little Things