Today is Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Arguably, everyone loves puppies. But Skipper, an Australian shepherd and border collie mix, was born with something a little extra: six legs.

According to CNN, the unique-looking newborn was born during Oklahoma’s snowstorm on Feb. 16, and despite the extra limbs, the small puppy is surprising her vets.

“This is a miracle named Skipper,“ Oklahoma’s Neel Veterinary Hospital wrote on its Facebook page on Feb. 21. “She has survived longer than we suspect any other canine has (at just 4 days old - published research does not indicate one has been born alive) with her combination of congenital conditions.”

After tests, the vets have determined Skipper was likely a result of a twin in utero that didn’t fully separate. While she will continue to undergo monitoring, Skipper is making progress. 

“We think that she may have some things to overcome. but she is determined right now and thriving” Neel said. “Our veterinarians and her family don’t see any reason not to give her the best chance.” 

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