They say opposites attract. Here to provide evidence of that is loving couple and proud parents Joey and Zara.
Joey and Zara lived together, but no one realized their romance until Zara got pregnant and gave birth — to 11 babies.
We should also mention that Zara is a Rottweiler, and Joey is a West Highland terrier, a breed commonly known as a Westie.
The sheer difference in their size and appearance made their union all the more surprising for their owner, Teresa Patterson, who lives in Yorkshire in the U.K.
Zara is more than twice Joey’s size, but when there’s a will, there’s a way, and Zara was soon the mother to 11 puppies.
The puppies shocked Patterson, who admitted that she “just started screaming” when Zara began giving birth. Soon, Patterson found herself with 11 new puppies.
The puppies, nicknamed “Wotties,” have a good mix of both parents‘ traits. They have their mom’s black fur and muscular build, and their dad’s triangular ears and shaggy hair.
Sadly, four of the puppies died, and Patterson decided it would be best if the remaining seven went to new homes. Her sons, Jonathan and Matthew, each took one, and the other five have since been adopted, as well.
It’s tragic that some of the puppies passed away, but the surviving ones will have full, happy lives in their new homes.
And as for another litter in the future? Not happening, said Patterson. “Joey’s going to the vet’s soon.”