Mr. Molesley’s Musing:Dogs Who Overcame Disabilities

While watching the Smithsonian Channel I was appalled to learn I was confused:

I myself was born without toes on my right front paw and mostly walk on my three other legs but my pawsitive attitude and love know no bounds. Victor Frankl who survived the holocaust said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”. Wags and licks, your friend, Mr. Molesley

Roosevelt was born with malformed front legs making running impossible. His pup parent had the idea to try a doggie wheelchair and it was a resounding success! Roosevelt is able to run in the park, explore the woods and even pop a wheelie.
As a puppy, Naki’o was abandoned in a foreclosed home. He was found in the cellar in a pool of ice water. He suffered frostbite and all four feet and the tip of his tail had to be amputated in order to save his life. A veterinary assistant fell in love wih Naki’o and adopted him. She raised funds and had Naki’o fitted with bionic paws. He adapted wonderfully to his new paws and is able to run and play.
Hope — an appropriately named 2-legged Maltese puppy — gets around by using her hind legs to boost her body forward onto her chest, which has small wriggling nubs where her front legs should be. The spry little pooch can bound across a room at a surprisingly break-neck pace.

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