Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in standard living quarters with suitable furnishings, including a bed, a bedside table and a lamp, a recliner and a workbench. Other entertainment materials such as books and musical equipment are to be given at the discretion of the on duty researcher. SCP-XXXX is only allowed access to its tools during its weekly (or daily for larger ‘projects’) whittling sessions. Otherwise they are to be kept in a locked drawer in Dr. Scooter’s office.
All deliveries are to be taken to SCP-XXXX living quarters after screening. One armed guard and one licensed veterinary physician are to be present when SCP-XXXX ‘whittles’. Dog food and a water dish are to be provided during these sessions and any unfinished creations are to be transported to the on-site kennel and treated like a normal dog (as far as physically possible) until the next session and the creation is finished.
All of SCP-XXXX’s creations are to be physically and chemically analysed, before being euthanized, samples to be taken and frozen, and the remains incinerated. SCP-XXXX is to be told that it’s creations are sent to caring homes.
SCP-XXXX is to be made to believe he is in a retirement home in ██████, Italy.
Description: SCP-XXXX is an Italian man, approximately 65-70 years old and is 1.7 meters tall. SCP-XXXX’s appearance is consistent with its age and remarked as being an ‘ordinary old man’.
Once per week, SCP-XXXX will receive one (1) package regardless of its location. Packages are only marked with SCP-XXXX’s name █████ ████████, a breed of domesticated dog (Canis lupus familiaris), a sex and a return address1. This package, ranges between ten (10) cm3 and seventy-five (75) cm3 and weighs between three (3) to eighty (80) kilograms (these ranges typically correspond to the average weight and size of the dog indicated on the package).
Inside the package is a cube of flesh, usually coated in fur that SCP-XXXX uses as a sculpting media. DNA testing at this stage identifies it to be canine. SCP-XXX will use a variety of bladed instruments, such as planes, files, knives and chisels to carve out a dog in according to the desired specifications written on the package. This can take, depending on the size of the dog and the ‘quality of the material’, between 6 hours and 5 days.
During this process, SCP-XXXX will carve out canine features. ‘Finished’ sections of SCP-XXXXs carvings will become animate and respond as expected for a domesticated dog to it’s master (I.e. a carved tail wags, a finished mouth and jaw area will bark and pant.) The animal shows no sign of pain whilst other parts of its body are being carved and sculpted (and have shown signs of boredom until it is finished.) A finished creation by SCP-XXXX is identical, physically and genetically to a naturally bred canine of the same breed.
Who provides the packages and how they are made is unknown. SCP-XXXX is unable to answer beyond that ‘an old friend’ sends it the materials. Whether he is unwilling to help or does not know due to memory loss in old age is still to be determined.
SCP-XXXX was discovered in ██████, Italy, after one of its unfinished creations bit a tourist. Local authorities were alerted and embedded agents retrieved SCP-XXXX from its workshop without incident. Class-C amnesiacs were administered to the tourists and a cover story that the individual was attacked by a stray dog was easily planted.