In 2010, a puppy named Cuda entered my life and changed it forever. I didn't know what she had, I didn't know if she'd live and I thought she was the only dog on the planet with her looks. We launched a social media page and within a year we found her Italian doppelgänger, Quasi. Her mom, Fabiana said they were born with Short Spine Syndrome and directed me to literature dating back to the 1700s that discussed it. Also called Baboon Syndrome, this congenital anomaly seemed quite rare.