“She’s the smallest dog I’ve ever seen”
She’s smaller than a can of soda, and wasn’t breathing when she was born at a northern California animal sanctuary, but a palm-sized puppy who’s been named Beyonce Knowles is getting stronger each day.
“She’s the smallest dog I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Beth De Caprio of the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills.
Beyonce’s mother, along with two other dogs were pulled from a shelter in Devore, California, where they likely would have been euthanized if not rescued.
When she was born, Beyonce was about a quarter of the size of the other pups in the litter, and she wasn’t breathing. A vet was able to resuscitate her.
The photos of Beyonce accompanying this post were taken by Lisa Van Dyke of ED Dog Photography. She was visiting the foundation Saturday when she was asked to take a photo of Beyonce, who she describes as a premature Chihuahua mix.
To show how small she was, Van Dyke grabbed some props, like a girl scout cookie, coin, iPhone and soda can.
Foundation officials say Beyonce, was the last of four puppies in the litter, born March 8. She has been bottle fed around the clock since then.
To see Van Dyke’s photos — of Beyonce and more — visit her website, Eddogphotography.com
Posted by jwoestendiek March 15th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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