The narwhal is a whale with a "tusk" or horn. Makes it kinda the unicorn of whales. And that means, Narwhal the Puppy is the Unicorn of Puppies!

What's up with the pup? In Jackson, MO, Mac's Mission is a group that works with dogs that require extra help. Maybe it's a birth defect, an injury, or abuse. A lot of shelters just don't have the funds for the extra care, which means they're put down.

According to Mac's, Narwhal is dachshund and wiener dog and golden retriever. Oh, and super cute. The vet said the front tail doesn't have any bone, so no wagging. Bummer, Narwhal.

From the Washington Post,

Cape Small Animal Clinic’s Brian Heuring, who examined Narwhal, said he’s used to pets with cleft palates or extra toes but hasn’t seen anything like the misplaced tail in 16 years of veterinary practice. He’s confident, though, that the oddity won’t affect Narwhal’s quality of life.

Will Narwhal the puppy eclipse the popularity of Mr. Narwhal?  Only time will tell.

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