End of January 2021,
A stray female dog gave birth to five puppies in a building complex under a car. She wouldn’t let anyone come near her and her puppies. She only left for food. After the puppies started moving on their own she started moving around again. When the puppies were able to run and play with each other there was one who couldn’t keep up with it’s siblings. It kept getting weaker and weaker. We took care of it, at first we tried to help it by attempting to keep it near it’s mother but she would just growl or move away from it. No matter how many time the puppy was kept closer to its mother she just ignored it. She wouldn’t nurse it, feed it or even come near it. It was like she knew it wasn’t going to survive. We kept it at home. We did take it to the vet, many times, no tests could be done because it was not even a month old. It’s health kept deteriorating, it could barely walk or eat, it had no energy to even move. It would just keep lying in one place not able to move or even walk.Just like that it died lying there. The question was: Did she know that it was going to die ? Is that why she ignored it? Did she feel grief? Why did she behave the way she did?