My friend Mary had a litter of puppies. This photo was taken a couple of weeks before it was safe for puppies to go to their new homes. Mary only has puppies when she is in need of a dog to show. Maybe every six years or so. All the puppies were spoken for before they were born. Always buy a purebred puppy from a reputable breeder. Or, purebred rescue organizations. Or, just a rescue mutt.
Mary would call or email me every time a pup would leave for its new home, usually very sad. Sometimes it is hard being a Mama or a Papa .