She has survived incredible odds.
Her mother, a Dachshund mix, was picked up on the streets of a California city as a stray. At first the shelter was going to abort all the puppies, but they were too far along. Then the mother and unborn puppies were marked for shelter death before being recued by Grace Foundation of Northern California.
Beyoncé was the runt of the litter of five puppies. At birth she wasn’t breathing and had no heartbeat until Dr. Michael Russell, the Grace Foundation's veterinarian, quickly began giving the puppy heart compressions.
Without thinking, Grace Foundation executive director, Beth DeCaprio, began performing CPR until the tiny puppy began breathing.
At birth she could fit in a spoon. Now at two weeks she has grown to the size of an iPhone.
Having survived all this, I hope she can survive transcontinental airplane rides from California to New York and appearances on network TV.
Is it just me or does this seem like unnecessary stress and exploitation of a tiny, fragile puppy and the mother?