Natasha White and Alicia Copping have a beautiful 3-year-old Irish setter named Romy. Natasha, a trained veterinarian from the West Midlands, was excited when their dog got pregnant for the very first time.
When the dog was about four weeks into her pregnancy, Natasha performed an ultrasound on her. She and Alicia counted eight or nine puppies in the dog’s womb, which sounded about right since the average litter size for an Irish setter is nine.
Since this was the dog’s first pregnancy, she was scared when her labor started and the first puppy came out. Luckily Natasha and Alicia were right there by her side throughout the experience, which took a grueling 10 hours.
Natasha and Alicia stayed with the dog and helped her deliver her puppies, making her as comfortable as possible.
Nine puppies were born. Natasha and Alicia were ecstatic, and happy it was over, but then something completely unexpected happened…
A 10th puppy was born… and then an 11th… and then a 12th…
And then number 13 came, followed by numbers 14 and the 15!
“We thought: When will this end?” Natasha said. “We were in shock when she kept going. We thought ‘oh crikey’ how is she going to get the last few out but she did it.”
Continue to next page for more pictures, the adorable video of the dog and her puppies, and the rest of the story…