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Stafford couple's dog delivers 15 puppies

By Howard B. Owens

Roger Muehlig writes this morning about Bella, a two-year-old Staffordshire-bull mastiff mix, belonging to Tim and Julie LaPorte of Stafford, who gave birth last week to 15 puppies.

A normal litter is is about eight puppies.

Mother and pups are doing just fine.

Mom doesn't play favorites.

"She's wonderful (at feeding). She rotates them. She stays with them all day," Julie said.

It sounds like Bella is a designer dog.

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