VICKSBURG, Mich. — A group of men from Michigan returned from a bachelor party in Tennessee with a stray dog and her litter of puppies, ABC News reports.
Mitchel Craddock took family and friends into the woods of Tennessee for his bachelor party. On the first morning there, they noticed a dog outside of the front door.
“We were cooking bacon with the door open. The next thing you know, there’s this dog sitting right at the front door. She wouldn’t come inside, but she sat right there,” Craddock told ABC News.
The men quickly became friends with the dog and quickly gained her trust.
“She was such a sweet dog that once we gained her trust, she was happy to see us, wagging her tail — just a big sweetheart,” Craddock said.
The guys could tell that the dog recently had pups, but she was dehydrated so her milk had dried up. After the guys gave her a bunch of food and water, she started producing milk again.
They later noticed the dog was protecting a spot in the woods and they found a big hole with seven puppies in it.
The pups were a bit dirty, but they were overall very healthy.
“Every single one had a big fat belly on them. The mom had given the pups literally everything she had,” Craddock said.
ABC News reports that all eight dogs were adopted by the groom, his groomsmen or their relatives. Their new homes are within a five-mile radius of each other.
“We pooled a bunch of money to buy food and beer. After the third day, our beer fund turned into puppy food fund,” Craddock said.
They decided to name the dog Annie, after Little Orphan Annie, according MLive. The puppies were named Brimmie, Rosie , Daisy, Knox, Gunner, Bear and Finn.