Golden Retriever Gives Birth To a GREEN Puppy!
o, did you see the above headline and get secretly worried you were about to get bait-and-switched because you’ve never actually seen a real, live green dog before?
Well, today is your lucky day. BECAUSE WE’VE GOT ONE!
Like a pooch straight up out of the Broadway hit musical “Wicked,” this adorable little ball of mystery and intrigue came bursting out of its mother and into our lives!
Isn’t he cute? If it were up to me, I’d want to name him Elphaba!
But, I guess his owner Louise Sutherland decided instead to name him Forest (awwwwww!). I can’t deny it: That name is always pretty sweet. I’m green with envy!
According to The Sun, only three puppies have ever beenknown to come out green, making this birth quite the feat! A beautiful, verde feat!
Just for context, here is what a normal, non-green Golden Retriever puppy looks like, in case you had forgotten.
Here is how it happened.
The Sun (who I won’t lie, is looking waysmarter than I am) broke it down and said that the odd coloration stems from a “bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs which canstain the puppys coat when it mixes with the mothers amniotic fluid.”
Yup. That’s what I was going to say, too…
Dogmamma Sutherland told The Sun that after a few rinses, the part-red, part-blue shade is already beginning to fade. Darn!
Well, I guess that means he isn’tgoing to grow up to be a some kind of super awesome witch-dog. Sad.
But no one says he can’t dress up as one for Halloween!
Which (witch?) if you are interested in picking up for yourdog, whatever color it is, you can do right here.