First dog to be fitted with 4 prosthetic legs…. TEARS.

Good for you, Orthopets. You just earned yourself an extra 10 bedrooms in your mansion in heaven. That’s what I tell myself when I do good deeds.

Naki’o tragic life — his owners abandoned him as a puppy when their Nebraska home was foreclosed, and he lost his paws to frostbite after getting stuck in an icy puddle — took a turn for the best when he was adopted by veterinary technician Christie Tomlinson, who raised funds necessary to purchase prosthetics for Naki’o’s hind legs.

Orthopets, the company that designed and fitted the dog’s new limbs, decided to provide Naki’o with front paws free of charge after seeing how enthusiastically he took to the prosthetics.

“Naki’o can now not only chase after a ball with other dogs,” Tomlinson is quoted as saying, “but he can beat them to the catch!”

That makes me cry. What a great story. And also, to the people that left your dog behind you, I hope many bad things for you. Bad things I just typed out and then realized make me sound like a psychopath so I’m keeping them to myself!

One response

  1. OH. MY. GOD. It’s so cute and derpy and sad. I love handicapped animals so much. That probably makes me a bad person.

    June 23, 2011 at 9:11 AM

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