Meet Rowdy! This Labrador has a rare skin condition that makes him look like a Kiss band member.
The Lab may look a bit odd, but he’s definitely a survivor – having brushed death not once but twice. Rowdy survived both a poisoning and shooting, but it’s his rare skin condition and unusual set of spots that has recently made him a local celebrity in Oregon.
Rowdy’s owners, Niki and Tim Umbenhower, said that the fur around the black Labrador‘s eyes started to turn white about a year ago due to a condition called vitiligo.
“He’s like our own little celebrity around town,” Tim told local news station KPTV. “Everybody loves to stop us and wonder what we did to him or if we painted it on there.”
Luckily, vitiligo is not life-threatening, but Rowdy’s peculiar new look is only the latest odd development in his exceptional life.
His owners say the 13-year-old Labrador has escaped death at least twice. He was once was poisoned by river water and had to have his stomach pumped. In another incident, the police shot Rowdy during what they believed to be a burglary.
The Labrador survivor has recovered and nowall he has to worry about is being mistaken for the mascot of the metal band Kiss or perhaps the world’s most slobbery killer whale. We think he could pass for a super hero doggie panda bear too!
Source: The Dodo