Every once in awhile you come across something so special, you can't even wrap your head around it.
In 2010, I was working as an animal control officer and found myself in the middle of a dispute with neighbors over their loose dogs. While I waited for the owner of the loose dog to come home, the couple who initiated the complaint told me they had just gotten a pit bull puppy but couldn't keep her. They asked if I wanted to see her. I agreed and out came Cuda on a leash made of twine.
As I looked her over, I was dumbfounded. She was like no other dog I had ever seen. She had a squished body and a huge jaw with a serious underbite, and appeared to be a mix between a gargoyle and a pig. Or a gargoyle and a frog.
There was an awkward silence between me and the couple. They didn't acknowledge Cuda's weird looks. They only told me they named her Cuda because her underbite reminded them of a barracuda. As I pondered taking her home, I was taken over by negative thoughts such as, "Will she live?", "What's wrong with her?" and "What kind of vet care will she need and how will I afford it?"