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As well as looking after her five puppies, the Burton family of Lochailort’s cross springer/labrador is also mum to two tiny ducklings.
Gary Burton told the Lochaber Times this week: ‘Thought you might like to show your readers one or more of these pictures which we took one week after the birth of the puppies and the ducklings hatching at our home in Lochailort.
‘Galaxy – our cross springer/labrador – gave birth to five beautiful puppies on July 15 and very shortly after, two ducklings hatched out in the incubator.
‘We decided to see if Galaxy would offer the same care to the ducklings as her new puppies and she warmly welcomed them in.
‘The ducklings have now settled into the warmth and comfort with the new pups and Galaxy seems perfectly content with all her new babies.’
The pups are now available for sale and potential new owners are welcome to view them in Lochailort by prior arrangement and they will be available for re-homing around the middle of September.
Anyone is interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New mum Galaxy proudly shows off her new brood of puppies…and ducklings. Photograph: Gary Burton.
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