A puppy born with one-eye, resembling in every way a miniature version of the mythological cyclops, is being heralded as a good omen in Thailand.
The pup, who has been named Kevin after the one-eyed “Minions” character of the same name, was born in Central Thailand and was one of two pups. Owners, Somjai Phummaman, 45, and his wife Amphan, 49, posted footage of the rare pooch online. The footage showed the unique puppy spending time with his mother and brother.
“Kevin is currently being bottle-fed by his owners, and is said to be fit and healthy. The unique pup may only have one eye, but that is not his only abnormal feature.
He also has extremely large lips, and an unusual piece of skin on his forehead, which combine to make him look all the more like the mythological “Cyclops,” albeit quite a bit smaller!
Owner, Somjai, said residents have been visiting them to take a peek at the fascinating mutation. “We are hoping that the puppy survives, even though he has a deformity. We want to keep him as a pet until he grows up. Everybody has been amazed by him and says that it is a lucky sign.”
Somjai continued, “People said that he looks like the yellow cartoon character with one eye, so we named him after that.”
Somjai is a government worker, and was getting dressed for work when he noticed the pup’s mother sitting on his bed with two puppies. He put them in a basket to keep warm and then noticed the extraordinary deformity.
It is still not clear if the puppy’s eye will function properly, as it normally takes around two months for a dog’s sight to develop fully. Somaji’s daughter, Parn, said they family was delighted to have a newborn puppy, even one with the physical abnormality.
She said, “We have taken good care of him so far. He cannot be breastfed the proper way, so we have to hand feed him with the milk bottle.”
Some local neighbors that have gone to visit the pooch have hailed him a miracle and a good omen.