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(CNN)Like other newborn puppies, Skipper likes to eat, drink water and go to the bathroom.

But the border collie and Australian shepherd mix is unique from the rest of her litter: She was born with six legs. "This is a miracle named Skipper. Literally," Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma wrote on its Facebook page on February 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. You might notice she looks a little different - 6 legs!"
    Skipper was born naturally -- along with eight brothers and sisters -- on February 16 in Oklahoma during a big snowstorm, Dr. Tina Neel, owner of the Neel Veterinary Hospital, told CNN.After the storm, Neel said Skipper's owners brought her in to the hospital so vets could examine her.Read More"Our doctors knew that we needed further imaging to determine a diagnosis so we donated the service of an abdominal ultrasound," Neel told CNN. "The ultrasound, along with radiographs, showed that she had two types of congenital disorders, called monocephalus dipygus and monocephalus rachipagus dibrachius tetrapus, which means she has one head and chest cavity but two pelvic regions, two lower urinary tracts, two reproductive regions, two tails and six legs, among other things."Green puppy born with litter of white siblings in ItalyNeel said Skipper was likely part of a twin in utero "and when the fertilized egg tried to split, it didn't fully separate.""So only the back half of her body was able to duplicate," Neel said. "She also has signs of Spina Bifida along her spine." One week after her birth, Neel said Skipper is thriving. "She is strong girl! She loves to nurse and is able to scoot around just like a regular puppy," Neel said. "We think that she may have some things to overcome, but she is determined right now and thriving. Our veterinarians and her family don't see any reason not to give her the best chance a great life."
      However, the vets are still monitoring Skipper, given the uniqueness of her situation. "We will continue to research her conditions, monitor her development during rechecks and help keep Skipper pain-free and comfortable for the rest of life," the vet hospital wrote in its Facebook post. "She is doing well at home now."

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      Six Nations 2021: England boss Eddie Jones will NOT lodge complaint about ref Pascal Gauzere despite Wales controversy

      EDDIE JONES vowed to dig England out of Six Nations trouble - but will not be lodging a complaint about blunder ref Pascal Gauzere.

      With the title defence over, under-pressure Jones has to steer his side away from tournament humiliation, with favourites France up next at Twickenham.

      2A dubious try was awarded by referee Pascal Gauzere during England's defeat to WalesCredit: Getty Images - Getty

      Like in the 2019 World Cup warm-up in Cardiff, England lost as referee Gauzere stitched them up by not allowing Owen Farrell to get his team set after a break in play.

      Red Rose coach Jones said: "We will dig in mate, it is the only thing we have got to do now, dig in. It is a great challenge for the team.

      "It is going to be almost impossible for us to win the Championship, so we just have to approach the game against France as another opportunity for us to get back on the front foot.

      "Some of our rugby was really good. Sometimes you play rugby and don’t get the result.

      "Sometimes you play terrible rugby and you do get the result. We have to make sure we stick together and dig in.

      "We have been through these periods before, every team goes through these and everyone is going to have an opinion.

      "Some might be right, but we just have to make sure we listen to what is important and the important thing is what goes on in the team. We will get out of this."

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      2But Eddie Jones will not be making a complaintCredit: AP:Associated Press

      Even Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones said he had sympathy for Lions team-mate Farrell’s situation.

      The 146-capped second row said: “The more I think about it, it’s tough.

      “Ultimately we just play the game — it’s a tough one to be this side of the fence and answer.  It’s a fine line isn’t it.

      “There was a lot left in the game, if you remonstrate too much you get on the bad side of the ref. It’s tough as the opposition.

      “People were questioning whether I should intervene. I get enough stick for speaking to refs as it is, I’m not going to get into it for the opposition.

      “It’s a fine line to tread.

      “Faz asked the question and probably rightly so. I think there were a few occasions where I tried to speak to the ref on our stuff and he didn’t want me to.”

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      England talisman Maro Itoje coughed-up five penalties and Jones will sit down with him when the squad are back together next week.

      After wrestling back to 24-24 then blowing up in the final 15 minutes, Jones added: “Maybe our discipline let us down a bit.

      “Maro is one of the best players in the world and he plays on the edge.

      “Sometimes the referees tend to over-referee a player like him.

      “There are areas of the game he needs to tidy up and he knows that. He’s a good boy. A good player.”

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