A family dog in Canton, North Carolina lately gave birth to a green little dog. Also, no, this isn’t sci-fi.
Shana Stamey and her family were expecting Gypsy, their white German Shepherd, to have her young pups very soon, and she ended up giving birth to them on Friday morning.
As Stamey told WLOS, “She had them in three hours.”
Gypsy gave birth to 8 little dogs. Everything was coming as should be expected – that seems to be until the fourth little dog came out.
“And then I realized the puppy was moving, and he was lime green,” Stamey recalled.
Aside from the color, everything went great with Gypsy’s first time to give birth.
“She’s done really good. She’s a good mom,” Stamey said.
However, the secret despite everything remained, how did that pup turn out green? Things being what they are, there is a completely logical clinical explanation with regards to why a few young puppies come out green.
Veterinarian for the Junaluska Animal Hospital, Suzanne Cianciulli, clarified, “The sack that they’re in when they’re in their mom, there can be meconium in there and that tends to stain them.”
Meconium, for those who are not usual with the term, refers to a baby mammal’s earliest stool.
It can shade white fur specifically. “I knew it wasn’t like harmful. But I still had to look it up again to make sure,” Stamey said. “Mom licks it away until I bathe it and then, I guess after a couple of weeks, it will finally likely fade out,” Stamey added.
Therefore, what was the suitable name to give a lime green dog?
“Hulk! It was lime green. He was super mad. So, yeah, he became Hulk,” Stamey stated.
Her family evidently had thought about a few options for names. “We thought about Gremlin, yeah, Pistachio. We call him Mr. Green sometimes,” Stamey stated.
For now, at least, Hulk is easy to be recognized from every one of his siblings. But, his green is beginning to fade to white.
“Because he’s yellow now, someone said Pikachu,” Stamey laughed.
“A good luck charm. We think so. He’s pretty special,” Stamey stated.