So, 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!
What is it about unnatural colors that get people so fired up?
When you get to the issue of strangely-colored foods, people take on a whole new dimension.If it doesn't exist in nature, people are skeptical of it in all manners.
So don't be surprised if you see this reaction when presenting someone with an item that defies its natural color.
Sometimes certain animals, even humans, can pop up in weird colors.
However, you can toss all that out the window when it comes to dealing with dogs.
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 been known 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.
via: ShutterstockHere is how it happened. The Sun (who I won't lie, is looking way smarter 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 can stain the puppy’s coat when it mixes with the mother’s 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!
via: ShutterstockWell, I guess that means he isn't going to grow up to be a some kind of super awesome witch-dog. Sad.
via: ShutterstockWhich (witch?) if you are interested in picking up for your dog, whatever color it is, you can do right here. This isn't the only time we've seen unnaturally colored dogs, though the more recent instance is under tragic circumstances.