Puppy love: Three-year-old Cerys Sullivan gets to grips with the pups, whose mother Pebbles is in the background
There may not quite be 101 of them but these playful dalmatian pups are already proving quite a handful.
In fact the surprise litter of 15 – double the average number – left mother Pebbles so exhausted that her human family had to be called in as puppysitters.
Owner Kay Sullivan said: 'We had to care for them for two days because Pebbles was not very well. She was very weak because they had taken all the energy out of her.'
The 45-year-old mother-of-four, of Carmarthenshire, Wales, said her daughter Cerys had already started naming the pups, but coming up with ideas for all the five males and ten females was a struggle.
Super-mum: Two year old Dalmation Pebbles with her sizeable brood
'Cerys has chosen the name Patch for her favourite one and we have also called one Phantom of the Opera because one half of his face is black,' she said.
She also admitted the new arrivals were stretching the family finances – so would have to be sold.
Mrs Sullivan said: 'We're not breeders. They're already costing us an arm and a leg to be honest.'
The 1961 Disney animation, One Hundred And One Dalmatians, also features a litter of 15 pups. The Sullivans hope the parallels end there, however.
In the story, of course, the litter has to be rescued after it is abducted by villain Cruella De Vil to make a fur coat.
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