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Ever See a 6-Legged Dog?

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posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 12:21 PM
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Meet Skipper.

She's only about a week old, but she was born with 6 legs - 2 in the front and 4 behind. At some point during her development, the vets think she started trying to split, like she was forming a twin, but she only got as far as a partial back half split. So now she has two back legs, two tails, two little doggy butts (yes, two poops).

They think it goes farther internally too. They think her urinary system is doubled and her reproductive system, and at some point her intestines split into two tracts to make those two poops.

So far she's thriving, but they don't know how long that will last because they don't know what her internals are actually like. They do know she has spina bifida, so they're thinking she'll need physical therapy.

But here you go -- strange thing of the day. There is video of her at the link.
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posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Takes me to an article on Texas. I want to see the six-legged dog!




edit on 23-2-2021 by AugustusMasonicus because: Networkdude has no beer



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

okcfox.com...

Cute little dog. Let's see when it grows.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Fixed the link. I thought I copy-pasted it, but it kept the one I used for an earlier reference. I think maybe my gaming mouse is getting clicked out. It sometimes misses a hit.

To be fair, it is a few years old.


Thanks for letting me know.
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posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
To be fair, it is a few years old.


So what happened to the dog? Can it run faster than a greyhound?



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 01:01 PM
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m.facebook.com...

There you go.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

The dog is only a week old, but my mouse is getting a bit long in the tooth and misses those clicks now and again.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Sad isn't it that the top comment on that facebook is telling people to stop telling them to put the poor thing down. She's not in pain, so there's no reason. Some people just assume that if it isn't perfect, it has no value of life at all.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
The dog is only a week old, but my mouse is getting a bit long in the tooth and misses those clicks now and again.


LOL, I thought you meant the dog is a few years old. Duh.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

That's sad to see; nature can be cruel at times, but to see this 'special' pup actually survive is the same Mother Nature performing miracles.

The most important thing is for Skipper to be loved, the most unconditional love possible.

I think he would make the perfect mascot for the Italian Agip oil company. Their logo dates back to 1953... and yes, it's a six-legged dog.





posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 01:30 PM
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Ever heard the phrase “happier than a dog with two peckers”. Now you have.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 02:23 PM
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It's not a miracle, it's a birth defect.
More than likely it will have the extra legs removed at some point.

If this was a wild animal like a wolf or tiger or something, it would end up starving or feeding something else that's starving.
Some miracle.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: ShadowLink

It's a miracle that even with that defect, it seems to be thriving. Something that would doom an animal in the wild isn't nearly the same to an animal born in human society.

So long as it's not in pain or suffering, then there is no reason why it can't live as a companion animal with a family that can address it's special needs.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Agree completely.
Seen numerous videos of adult goats and cows with extra legs and they do fine under proper human care.

My main point I was trying to make was that it isn't a "miracle".
I'm in one of those pissy moods today, where you hate people more than usual and that Veterinarian referring to this as a miracle ground my gears enough that I had to point it out.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

What do you call a one-legged dog?

Doesn't matter. He can't come to you anyway.

Im sorry, Im sorry...I know...(leaving thread...)



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yep. I'd fight for any animal in need more than any person, and you saw why.



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Get that doggie to the racetrack!



posted on Feb, 23 2021 @ 10:25 PM
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All the time, many dogs are two feet longer than other dogs.




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