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Two-Legged Puppy Still Going . . . and Rolling!

Hope, a tiny puppy born with only two hind legs has a new way of getting around . . . model airplane wheels! The adoro Maltese was used to getting around by hopping on her two legs, until doctors said that this movement would eventually cause injury to her bones and spine.
Coming to the rescue was Dr. David Turnbill, who built her new prosthetic legs free of charge out of model airplane wheels so that she can "walk" around like any other dog could, and in her natural position. Hope's rehabilitation specialist Cassy Englert says that at first Hope was having some issues adjusting to the new way of walking:

She never knew anything other than hopping like she did. The hardest thing is teaching her a new way to get around that's going to actually be better for her.

Thankfully, Hope is taking to her new legs and is even jetting around at some pretty quick speeds. Good to see she's not letting anything stop her!


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darlene darlene 9 years
aww poor pup
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
How awful that she doesn't have all fours. But at least the pup is able to get around when she wants too.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 9 years
I wish her luck. And I am happy to see her getting such care.
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
aww shes a cutie!! i love stories like this.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
That's so cool! I know a family that has a three-legged lab that lost his leg in a car accident when he was a puppy...he doesn't even know he's "disabled", lol.
paine paine 9 years
thats wonderful, I´m glad nobody put her to sleep cause she didn´t have her two legs. What a strong little pup!
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
That's wonderful! And what a cutie! What I wanna know is how many miles per hour she can get up to. ;)
Txredd Txredd 9 years
That story really touched my heart! She's such a brave, little sweetie!
wren1 wren1 9 years
Aww, what a great solution. She is adorable.
smhooper smhooper 9 years
omg, this is so adorable...good luck to her!!
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
awwwww... what a sweetie. Go, Hope! :cheer:
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Aww! She is precious, I am glad they were able to construct those legs for her :)
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I've seen the wheelchairs for the back legs but never for the front! I'm sure once she gets used to it she'll be cruising everywhere! What a strong little pup!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
Once she gets used to them she will be fine and running around like a pup. Cuba has a doxie friend in a wheelchair and she runs around to play with everyone at meet-ups. So cute and she is so happy.
Awwwwwwwwwwwww! Poor pup - I hope all works out well for her!
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