Monday, February 2, 2015

It's a he or a she

The days I work at the spay/neuter clinic I don't expect to see anything very interesting. But if this career has taught me anything, it's to expect the unexpected. 

So, this little terrier mix shows up for a spay, but has a little pink nub visible in her vulva. Closer inspection indicated it was a rudimentary penis. 

What we have here folks, is a hermaphrodite! Now, what would be on the inside?

Imagine our excitement when we found...a testicle!

In fact there were two testicles attached to a normal uterus right where ovaries would be. 

Ta-da! Officially "speutered."


Karissa said...

Whoa. That is super odd -- but fascinating! Did the owners suspect anything was off with the dog? Had they noticed the "different" parts, or did they just think they had a totally normal girl dog?

Nicki said...

She had noticed but didnt think much of it. When we told her what was going on she thought it was interesting and went on about her day with her dog!