Working in media, I scan through a lot of stories and headlines, and I don't mean to ruin anyone's day, but I come across a lot of stories about babies dying. It's freaking terrible, especially because now I'm a dad and I realize how fragile human life is.
It's easily the worst part of my job, but it makes me appreciate the more beautiful, happier parts of life that much more.
And this story about a Mama-Dog who lost her puppies perfectly captures the duality of human suffering and happiness.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Daisy's owner, Jessica Woodruff said that she lost all seven of her puppies in a barn fire. They tried to rush in and save them but it was too late. They even had to hold Daisy back from going into the barn to save her babies to protect her from dying.
"Daisy wasn’t really eating, was walking down to the barn whining and sitting down. My heart broke for this new mom — that’s all she wanted," Jessica said.
She got a response from Lorna Murphy, who's dog, Chloe, died shortly after giving birth to her eight puppies, leaving them without a mommy. Murphy and Woodruff got on the phone and they arranged a meeting between Daisy and the orphaned pups. A meeting Murphy would describe as "fate."
It's amazing how life can turn such tragedies into moments of beauty.