There is a lot of bad news on our screens, but a heart-warming story comes from a vet in the USA. A puppy born with severe abnormalities has survived. Doctors are optimistic that she will live a healthy life. Skipper the puppy is a cross-breed. She was one of nine puppies. While her siblings were "normal," Skipper was born with six legs and two tails. These are her most visible abnormalities. She has others, including two pelvises, two lower urinary tracts and two reproductive regions. Her vet said that despite Skipper's condition, her organs are working "just fine".
Vets called Skipper's survival a "miracle". They wrote on their hospital Facebook page that: "She has survived longer than we suspect any other canine has....with her combination of congenital conditions." They added: "Skipper...is able to scoot around just like a regular puppy." They said: "We think that she may have some things to overcome, but she is determined right now and thriving." Skipper has her own Facebook page. It says she is at the correct weight for her age and "accomplishing all of her milestones...She is following a path to a happy and healthy life".