In our world, there are still many individuals born with unexpected physical abnormalities. Unfortunately, not all of them are accepted and celebrated for their differences. This same sentiment is also seen in the animal kingdom. Skipper, a puppy born with six legs and two tails, is a prime example of this type of situation. Despite her unique appearance, her mother rejected her at birth.
On February 16th, a litter of nine puppies, including an Aussie/Collie mix, was born in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, the little pup named Skipper was born with a rare condition that set her apart from her healthy siblings. To ensure that she received proper care, she was taken to Neel Veterinary Hospital since her mother had also abandoned her.
Skipper, a dog with multiple congenital issues, has gained fame as a miracle dog for being the first of her species to survive. Despite being just four days old, Skipper has surpassed any other known canine in terms of survival time. The hospital where she was born made a social media post hailing Skipper’s miraculous journey.
Have you ever wondered why Skipper is such an extraordinary dog? Well, the vets at the hospital have revealed that during Skipper’s mother’s pregnancy, one egg was almost split into twins but didn’t quite complete the process. This led to the birth of Skipper, who is a truly unique dog. Despite her challenges, Skipper has shown incredible resilience and is still alive today thanks to her strong will and excellent medical care. Additionally, she has duplicate organs in her lower half, but they still function properly.
Skipper is currently receiving an abundance of love and support from those around her. Despite some lingering worries about her well-being, her caretakers have reassured us that she is a joyful and thriving pup with no signs of discomfort or pain. Therefore, it appears that there is currently nothing to fret about.
According to a Facebook post by Neel Veterinary Hospital, when it comes to Skipper’s future, they have no intention of euthanizing her since there is no proof that she is experiencing pain or will do so in the future. The vets are optimistic that Skipper will lead a fulfilling and joyful life, but they are aware that the future is uncertain, so they are “embracing the journey.”
To keep everyone updated on Skipper’s progress, the hospital has created a Facebook page with over 55 thousand followers. Join the community and share Skipper’s incredible journey with your loved ones!