Similar to the story of Mary giving birth to Jesus in a manger, this stray dog delivered seven adorable puppies in a barn filled with hay.
A Nativity scene was set up in a modest tent located on the central plaza of Palenque, Mexico. The display featured traditional holiday figurines depicted in a peaceful setting, but there was an unusual addition that caught everyone’s attention: a pregnant stray dog.
Sources mention that the adorable puppy found safety within the Christmas nativity scene because it provided her with a sense of protection. It also served as a source of warmth and shelter from the harsh winter weather. The dog was found curled up in the straw by local reporter Eric Guzmán.
As Eric glanced towards the dog, he noticed that she had just given birth to a litter of seven adorable puppies. It seemed like the dog had chosen Christmas as the perfect time and place to bring her puppies into the world, ensuring a comfortable and secure environment for her offspring.
According to Eric, he was both surprised and comforted to discover that his little ones were residing in a safe place. He assures that they were never exposed to any cold or dampness. It is worth noting that Palenque typically has a warm climate, but around December, temperatures start to drop, which often leads to dogs seeking refuge from harsh weather conditions.
Since Eric shared the news about the dog and her puppies, many people in Palenque have gone to see them at the manger. Some even brought food and drinks for them. The local authorities also helped and allowed the dog family to stay for as long as they needed. Apart from being celebrated as holy, the animal lovers at Dejando Huellitas SOS Palenque have also taken responsibility for the dogs’ well-being now and in the future and are searching for new homes for them to settle in.
According to Eric, the birth of the puppies in the Christmas manger is not something extraordinary, but it will definitely leave a mark. Being a journalist, he believes that this incident will make people more conscious of stray dogs, and they will prefer to adopt them rather than purchasing. Eric emphasized that we should love and care for these creatures, no matter where they come from.