Most bachelor parties are filled with debauchery and strippers, but for one group of Michigan groomsmen, it turned into a heartwarming animal rescue.
Mitchel Craddock of Vicksburg, Michigan, decided to skip the nightclub party and take his friends and family to the woods in Tennessee for his bachelor party.
On the first morning of the trip, a strange dog appeared at the front door of their rented log cabin while they were cooking breakfast, according to Daily Mail.
“We were cooking bacon with the door open. The next thing you know, there’s this dog sitting right at the front door,” Craddock told ABC News. “She wouldn’t come inside but she sat right there.”
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The eight men followed the dog into the woods where they discovered a litter of seven puppies hiding in a hole. The puppies were covered in dirt and fleas.
The bachelor party generously brought the dogs to the cabin and bathed the puppies.
“We set each pup individually down in front of her, and she nuzzled their faces, and she checked out the pups, and to the person holding them, she gave the look of ‘It’s OK, I trust you,’” said Craddock.
The mother appeared to have been malnourished and dehydrated, so she couldn’t feed her pups.
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Craddock said, “After we gave her a bunch of food and water, she started producing milk again. So we figured if she’s making milk, her pups can’t be that old.”
The dogs quickly wormed their way into the men’s hearts and became the life of the bachelor party.
“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,” he said.
During the trip, the groomsmen used their food and beer fund to buy food for the dogs.
The groomsmen each took a puppy home and Craddock's grandparents adopted the mother.
Now every one of the dogs live in a 5-mile radius, proving that happy endings do exist.