Well, we’re in love!…
…With a very special puppy named Skipper.
How could we not be? Look at this face!
We first found out about Skipper from a post by iheartdogs.
According to Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Skipper is a miracle pup who has “survived longer than we suspect any other canine has (at just 4 days old – published research does not indicate one has been born alive) with her combination of congenital conditions.”
As you can see from the above pic from the Neel Veterinary Facebook page, Skipper has six legs.
She has a type of congenital conjoining disorders, which, according to Neel Veterinary Facebook page, simply means she has one head and chest cavity but two pelvic regions, two lower urinary tracts, two reproductive systems, two tails and six legs.
Fortunately, all of her legs move and respond to stimulus just like any other puppy, although two tails wagging when she’s happy has got to be quite the wonderful site!
This sweet girl is an Aussie/Collie mix. Her actual name is Miracle but everyone calls me Skipper.
You can follow Miracle/Skipper’s progress on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Skippers-Journey-160362015847564/
A GoFundMe for donations helping towards her treatment is set up at to help with the special health challenges she is facing: https://gofund.me/f010c6ec