‘Miracle’ dog missing part of his brain is ‘happiest in the world’

Moose the Australian Cattle Dog
Moose, three, was born with parts of his brain missing (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/ JenniferOsborne)

An Australian Cattle Dog born with parts of his brain missing, a deformed skull and a distinctive under-bite has been described by his owner as a ‘miracle’.

Jennifer Osborne, 26, found Moose, three, in a pet store in 2016, and decided to take him home amid fears he might be put down or abandoned.

Although now an advocate for adopting, she discovered the distinctive-looking puppy had several health complications that emerged when he was six months old.

She said: ‘I’m thankful I got him rather than someone who would have abandoned him or put him down. We believe Moose was born this way.

‘We know that Moose’s nose was pushed into his skull which caused the under-bite, crooked nose, deformed skull, deformed brain and eye issues – probably when he was still in the womb.’

USA: Adorable: Moose' woener encourages people to love and respect dogs with disabilities as they're capable of just as much love in return. THIS ADORABLE pooch has parts of his brain missing, a crooked nose, and a huge underbite ? but he does have an ever-present smile and an owner who describes him as the ?happiest dog in the world?. Charming Moose, a three-year-old blue heeler or Australian Cattle Fog, was born with a deformed skull and several complications which only made themselves apparent after he was six months old. Faced with these difficulties, some dogs may have been abandoned by their owners or perhaps even put down. Fortunately for Moose, his squished brain and distinctive looks only ever made him more loveable in his owner?s eyes. Delightful photos of Moose show him as a tiny puppy with his striking, mismatched eyes; showing off his permanent grin; and donning a pair of novelty spectacles. Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne
His owner described him as a ‘miracle’ (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)
USA: Adorable: Moose's chamring disposition and unusual looks would melt even the stoniest heart. THIS ADORABLE pooch has parts of his brain missing, a crooked nose, and a huge underbite ? but he does have an ever-present smile and an owner who describes him as the ?happiest dog in the world?. Charming Moose, a three-year-old blue heeler or Australian Cattle Fog, was born with a deformed skull and several complications which only made themselves apparent after he was six months old. Faced with these difficulties, some dogs may have been abandoned by their owners or perhaps even put down. Fortunately for Moose, his squished brain and distinctive looks only ever made him more loveable in his owner?s eyes. Delightful photos of Moose show him as a tiny puppy with his striking, mismatched eyes; showing off his permanent grin; and donning a pair of novelty spectacles. Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne
Moose also suffers from allergies and began having seizures last year (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/ JenniferOsborne)
USA: Moose the puppy. It was only after six months that his medical problems started to present themselves. THIS ADORABLE pooch has parts of his brain missing, a crooked nose, and a huge underbite ? but he does have an ever-present smile and an owner who describes him as the ?happiest dog in the world?. Charming Moose, a three-year-old blue heeler or Australian Cattle Fog, was born with a deformed skull and several complications which only made themselves apparent after he was six months old. Faced with these difficulties, some dogs may have been abandoned by their owners or perhaps even put down. Fortunately for Moose, his squished brain and distinctive looks only ever made him more loveable in his owner?s eyes. Delightful photos of Moose show him as a tiny puppy with his striking, mismatched eyes; showing off his permanent grin; and donning a pair of novelty spectacles. Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne
An MRI scan revealed he had no forehead and no sinuses (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/ JenniferOsborne)

Moose suffers from seasonal allergies and has cherry eye, a condition that causes his tear ducts to protrude from his eyelid.

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Jennifer, from Ohio, says he also began having convulsive seizures in April 2018 and now has to take medication to keep them at bay.epa07849953 Bushwalker Neil Parker poses for a photograph at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, 18 September 2019. Neil Parker, 54, fractured his leg and wrist in the six-metre fall on 15 September while walking by himself in Cabbage Tree Creek on Mount Nebo, northwest of Brisbane. EPA/ALBERT PEREZ AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUTInjured hiker crawled for two days while 'carrying' his broken leg

She continued: ‘They affect the body and the brain and left his whole body twitching and him foaming at the mouth. At his worst, he had three in 30 hours.

‘He has been on a low dose of Phenobarbital that has kept grand mal seizures away since he started the medication, but he continued to have focal seizures (partial seizures) every so often and they can last hours.

‘Shortly after we got Moose an MRI showed that Moose had no forehead, no sinuses, missing parts of his brain, particularly the part that helps him smell, and a cyst in his brain where the deformity is.

USA: Staying paw-sitive: Moose rocks a pair of spectacles. THIS ADORABLE pooch has parts of his brain missing, a crooked nose, and a huge underbite ? but he does have an ever-present smile and an owner who describes him as the ?happiest dog in the world?. Charming Moose, a three-year-old blue heeler or Australian Cattle Fog, was born with a deformed skull and several complications which only made themselves apparent after he was six months old. Faced with these difficulties, some dogs may have been abandoned by their owners or perhaps even put down. Fortunately for Moose, his squished brain and distinctive looks only ever made him more loveable in his owner?s eyes. Delightful photos of Moose show him as a tiny puppy with his striking, mismatched eyes; showing off his permanent grin; and donning a pair of novelty spectacles. Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne
His distinctive looks have gained him a large social media following (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)
USA: Moose playing with his devoted owner Jennifer Osborne. THIS ADORABLE pooch has parts of his brain missing, a crooked nose, and a huge underbite ? but he does have an ever-present smile and an owner who describes him as the ?happiest dog in the world?. Charming Moose, a three-year-old blue heeler or Australian Cattle Fog, was born with a deformed skull and several complications which only made themselves apparent after he was six months old. Faced with these difficulties, some dogs may have been abandoned by their owners or perhaps even put down. Fortunately for Moose, his squished brain and distinctive looks only ever made him more loveable in his owner?s eyes. Delightful photos of Moose show him as a tiny puppy with his striking, mismatched eyes; showing off his permanent grin; and donning a pair of novelty spectacles. Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne
Jennifer Osborne, 26, bought him from a pet shop in 2016 (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)

‘The front of his brain is squished together too. Only the front area of his brain is affected and his seizures will likely get worse but his neurologist doesn’t believe it’ll shorten his life.’

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Jennifer enjoys sharing pictures of Moose on his own Instagram account, where he now has a following of just over 92,000.

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In some of the images she dresses him up in a pair of glasses or a tie, receiving hundreds of comments complimenting his permanent grin and mismatching eyes.

Jennifer has now started her own range of Moose merchandise to help contribute to his vet bills, which set her back $2,000 (£1,600) last year.

She said: ‘He is amazing and a blessing on my life. He is the happiest dog I have ever met and I’m thankful he’s my dog.

USA: Moose was born with parts of his brain missing, meaning he's unable to smell, has a crooked nose, and no sinuses. THIS ADORABLE pooch has parts of his brain missing, a crooked nose, and a huge underbite ? but he does have an ever-present smile and an owner who describes him as the ?happiest dog in the world?. Charming Moose, a three-year-old blue heeler or Australian Cattle Fog, was born with a deformed skull and several complications which only made themselves apparent after he was six months old. Faced with these difficulties, some dogs may have been abandoned by their owners or perhaps even put down. Fortunately for Moose, his squished brain and distinctive looks only ever made him more loveable in his owner?s eyes. Delightful photos of Moose show him as a tiny puppy with his striking, mismatched eyes; showing off his permanent grin; and donning a pair of novelty spectacles. Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne
She said he is the happiest dog in the world (Picture: Mediadrumimages/ @MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)
USA: Moose with his cnanine family. THIS ADORABLE pooch has parts of his brain missing, a crooked nose, and a huge underbite ? but he does have an ever-present smile and an owner who describes him as the ?happiest dog in the world?. Charming Moose, a three-year-old blue heeler or Australian Cattle Fog, was born with a deformed skull and several complications which only made themselves apparent after he was six months old. Faced with these difficulties, some dogs may have been abandoned by their owners or perhaps even put down. Fortunately for Moose, his squished brain and distinctive looks only ever made him more loveable in his owner?s eyes. Delightful photos of Moose show him as a tiny puppy with his striking, mismatched eyes; showing off his permanent grin; and donning a pair of novelty spectacles. Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne
He gets along well with his siblings (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)

‘By the way Moose acts you wouldn’t think his brain had any issues. He is extremely intelligent, has so much personality, and loves everyone especially his mama.

‘He loves to play with his toys but doesn’t understand sharing toys with his siblings. He believes they are all for him. He knows he’s a special boy!’

She added: ‘With everything that’s happened to Moose, we’re very lucky he survived, period. He is literally a miracle.’

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