Oh, wait. You’re green?
A dog owner couldn’t believe what she was seeing when her golden retriever gave birth to a green puppy.
Her beloved pet Rio, aged three, gave birth last week to nine puppies — but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was stunned.
I think we’d all be stunned at the sight of a green dog.
How the heck does this happen, anyway?
The rare occurrence is only known to have happened only three times before in the world.
It is caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs which can stain the puppy’s coat when it mixes with the mother’s amniotic fluid — the liquid that protects her pups.
I’m guessing if this happened to, say, a black lab, no one would be the wiser.
Anyway, it won’t last long: little Forest (yes, they named him that) will look like the rest of his siblings shortly.