'Magical unicorn puppy' with tail on forehead adds 'puppercorn' spice to life

Life for many people in the Western world has become increasingly devoid of meaning. As we separate further from our bodies and the environment, falling deeper into the tractor-beam of the computer screen, we begin to lose sight of what life is all about. But just when you might have called it quits at work, sold your car and bought a ticket to Timbuktu, something happened. A puppy... nay, a savior was born. Not just any puppy — a unicorn puppy dog.

Yes, humanity may once again revel in the joy of existence, for we have been blessed with a puppercorn — a 10 week-old Golden Retriever born with a tail on its forehead, according to Fox 9.

"The puppy was found after being abandoned," said Rochelle Steffen, from Mac's Mission in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who is fostering the puppercorn named Narwhal. Presumably, there was no room for Narwhal at the nearby inn, forcing him to sleep in the stables until his adoption.

Why anyone would abandon the savior of our species is beyond us, but it allows us to ask questions which might one day cure all our ailments. "The million-dollar question about Narwhal's extra tail on his face: Is it connected and does it wag? The extra tail is not connected to anything and has no real use other than making him the COOLEST PUPPY EVER!" said Mac's Mission in a Facebook post on the puppy. Well, now that's settled, we can sleep without the baseball bat under our beds and booby traps on our windows.

The puppercorn works in mysterious ways

When taken to a clinic for an exam, veterinarian Brian Heuring said the puppy was most likely born with the additional forehead tail (duh) and that it was a "[congenital] anomaly or defect that at this time, doesn't appear to cause any complications." 

Steffen said for now, she plans to keep Narwhal's additional tail, adding that it makes him "super adorably special." So long as there are no ill-effects in store for Narwhal with his face-tail, why not? 

All jokes aside, while the little lad probably won't be the Emeril Lagasse of your existence, he has helped draw national attention to the animal shelter, which "specializes in special" animals. Maybe he is the puppy messiah after all.