First of all, the vet took a look at Rosie to make sure that she was in decent condition. He concluded that she was in good health. With that said, he did mention that she appeared to be quite tired and dehydrated. This didn’t seem so apparent to Katie and John during their time at home.
But nevertheless, they took the vet’s word for it. And they were just relieved that Rosie had come out of the whole ordeal relatively unscathed. All that was left was to check up on the pups to see how they were doing after their first week.
We Need Answers
As the first week of their lives came and went, the couple thought that now was the time to find some answers to their burning questions. Katie and John did wonder if the puppies’ unusual appearance was something they should be concerned about.
Did this mean that they had health problems that they were unaware of? They knew that the vet would probably have some answers to these questions. So the day finally came when Katie gently placed the pups in a special box, put it in her car, and drove over to the local vet. And she was in for some pretty interesting information…
Time for a Checkup
So Katie and John had reached the local vet at the crack of dawn with their majestic cow pups. They made sure to arrive as soon as the clinic opened in order to be first in line. Thankfully, it wasn’t too busy that day, and the doctor arrived around the same time.
They didn’t have to wait long and just like that – the pups’ first checkup was underway. The vet started to assess their health and make sure that everything was in order. But before he even picked up any piece of apparatus, some surprising observations made him raise his eyes…
He Had a Theory
Like the couple, the vet also had some concerns about the puppies, having rarely ever seen a case like this. But it seems that he cracked the code that explained why the pups kind of looked like miniature cows. According to him, the likely cause of the spots was Rosie having mated with a Dalmatian.
It just happens to be that the entire litter inherited the Dalmatian’s dominant genes. You may have come up with this theory yourself. But for Katie and John to hear this from the vet? That put their minds at rest, for sure. But he had some other interesting insights to share…
They Were Premature
The vet believed that the reason behind the puppies’ unique appearances was possible because they were born prematurely. As a matter of fact, he thought that they may have been born a month ahead of schedule. Now that is very early!
And it made a lot of sense, especially since they hadn’t grown much during the first week of their lives and they were still pretty weak. They were underdeveloped in pretty much every way and the vet expected them to have been bigger by now. And he even had a theory as to why they may have been born a month early...