A heartwarming story of a puppy-and-a-half!
A puppy in Oklahoma is gaining national attention. She’s almost like something you might see in Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Skipper was born about a week and a half ago with 6 legs + 2 tails! But this is no “freak” story. A vet taking care of Skipper, a border collie/Australian shepherd mix, calls the pup “a miracle.”
X-rays show she has one head and chest cavity, but two pelvic regions, two lower urinary tracts, two reproductive regions along with the six legs and two tails. Experts say she was likely part of a twin that didn’t fully separate in utero.
A vet working with Skipper says she is a rock star. “She loves to nurse and is able to scoot around just like a regular puppy. We think that she may have some things to overcome, but she is determined right now and thriving.”
Here’s the story, which of course comes with a picture: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/skipper-the-miracle-puppy-born-oklahoma-winter-storm/