Dog Gives Birth To A Lime Green Puppy Named ‘Hulk’

Like something out of science fiction, a family dog in Canton, North Carolina recently gave birth to a green puppy.

Shana Stamey and her family were expecting Gypsy, their white German Shepherd, to have her puppies very soon. They then arrived Friday morning.

Photo: Screenshot / WLOS

As Stamey told WLOS, “She had them in three hours.”

Gypsy gave birth to eight puppies. Everything was going along as normal – that is, until the fourth puppy came out.

“And then I realized the puppy was moving, and he was lime green,” Stamey recalled.

Photo: Screenshot / WLOS

Besides the color, everything went well with Gypsy’s first delivery.

“She’s done really good. She’s a good mom,” Stamey said.

But the mystery still remained, how did that puppy turn out green? As it turns out, there is a perfectly logical medical explanation as to why some puppies come out green.

Photo: Screenshot / WLOS

Veterinarian technician for the Junaluska Animal Hospital, Suzanne Cianciulli, explained, “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 don’t know, is an infant mammal’s earliest stool.

It can particularly color white fur.

Photo: Screenshot / WLOS

“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 likely fade out,” Stamey added.

So, what was the appropriate name to give a lime green puppy?

“Hulk! It was lime green. He was super mad. So, yeah, he became Hulk,” Stamey said.

Photo: Screenshot / WLOS

Her family apparently had mulled over several choices for names. “We thought about Gremlin, yeah, Pistachio. We call him Mr. Green sometimes,” Stamey said.

At least for now, Hulk is easy to distinguish from all his brothers and sisters, however, his green is starting to fade to white.

“Because he’s yellow now, someone said Pikachu,” Stamey laughed.

Stamey said if her family had a big farm, they would certainly keep the puppies but the family plans to search for loving families to adopt the puppies when they’re all old enough. However, they do have plans to keep Hulk as they figure his birth was equivalent to finding a shamrock.

“A good luck charm. We think so. He’s pretty special,” Stamey said.

0

Comment on the Story Below

Related Posts

April 16, 2020

Little Boy And The Dog Next Door Play An Adorable Game Of Fetch Over The Fence

Dogs and kids are adorable pairings. That is why parents often get their child a

December 20, 2019

Dog Loses It When She Realizes She Can Keep Her Eyes Open In The Snow With Goggles

Some dogs just love the outdoors no matter what kind of weather there is. And

June 17, 2015

Carolina Dog Breed

Also known as the American Dingo, the Carolina Dog is thought to be a direct

Comments – Rules , Boundaries & Limitations

At Cesar’s Way , we strive to be a single pack, and packs have rules, and limitations. Here are ours for the comments:

  •  No bullying or harassment of fellow commenters. Keep it civil!
  • No foul language or obscenities, please.
  • No posting of external links

Also, please note that because of volume , we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs. You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however Thank you for reading our articles and sharing your thoughts with the pack!

Trending Today

Trending This Week

Get a Free e-Book:
5 Essential Commands
to Teach Your Dog