As they always say, records are really meant to be broken. Just because there is a record of something happening over and over again doesn’t mean that it can’t be changed. That’s why we like it when records are being broken because it reminds everyone that a number on a piece of paper shouldn’t dictate how the future will be.
When Skipper was born, she broke a record. This Australian shepherd and Border Collie mix is the first puppy with her congenital disorder to have survived. Skipper was born with two tails and six legs. She also has two sets of organs starting from her pelvic area, down to her reproductive organs.
When Skipper was born, she was rejected by her mother because of her condition. So Dr. Tina Neel and her staff brought her to the Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City. OKC just went through a tough snowstorm, and the staff had to stay in the hospital for three straight days.
After the storm had passed, they received Skipper. Dr. Neel and a team of doctors worked on the puppy to ensure her health. They started calling the pupper a “miracle dog.” That’s because before, all the other puppies born with her condition had died, but that’s not the only amazing fact about Skipper.
Dr. Neel explained that Skipper is actually a very strong pup. She’s being bottle-fed at the hospital since she was rejected by her mom, but Skipper doesn’t mind. Dr. Neel stated that the pupper is consuming twice as much milk compared to other puppies.
Skipper also had learned how to climb out of her bed. This is a promising sign of how this pupper will be when she’s all grown-up. Some netizens on Facebook claimed that Skipper should be euthanized, but Dr. Neel strongly disagrees. She said that this pooch is an underdog who’s got a great fighting spirit, so the entire hospital is rooting for her.
Credits: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas