As she settled into her foster home, Daya’s motherly instincts were still in full swing. She began picking up toys or socks and lying with them or cleaning them as if they were babies. She brought them everywhere she went, desperate for the comfort of having something to take care of.
“She had a wonderful home to recover in, but her instinct had taken over with nowhere to direct her energy without her puppies,” Werner explained. “While everyone at [the rescue] was so happy that Daya had made it through surgery, we were heartbroken that she was missing her babies. She didn't understand what had happened to them.”