Eighteen hours later, Storie gave birth to 12 puppies.
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And while Chris and Mariesa found it difficult to say goodbye to the adorable pups — they even toyed with the idea of adopting one of them — they were happy to learn that all 12 puppies were adopted by new loving families.
Chris' best friend, Ryan, adopted Storie.