Undertoad Friday Sep 3 12:19 PM
9/3/2004: Two-legged dog walks upright
Elspode Friday Sep 3 01:50 PM
I have such amazingly mixed reactions to this. My first thought was that this is one of the most inspiring, dear things I have ever seen. The adaptability of this creature must give tremendous hope to people who are disabled. It is almost enough to make you cry.
Happy Monkey Friday Sep 3 02:04 PM
I've been watching the SCTV DVDs, and while listening to that local news guy introduce the video, I kept expecting to hear the jingle "Gerry Todd!"
Clodfobble Friday Sep 3 03:05 PM
We used to have a cat that had three legs. In the litterbox, it would swing its stump in the air like it was actually burying its mess, every time.
lhand Friday Sep 3 04:05 PM
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alphageek31337 Friday Sep 3 05:33 PM
I know I'm going straight to hell, I've come to grips with the fact. That being said, that is the strangest, funniest thing I have seen in a long, long time.
Griff Friday Sep 3 06:14 PM
Throw a tie and jacket on her and maybe the DNC could run her as a yellow dog democrat.
lumberjim Friday Sep 3 08:08 PM
walks just like george carlin
Albamoss Friday Sep 3 08:49 PM
There was a three-legged dog checked in at a kennel I used to work at. It had adapted very well; I didn't notice the missing limb until its cage card told me about it.
Clodfobble Friday Sep 3 11:07 PM
walks just like george carlin
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Sep 4 12:43 AM
I was disappointed they didn’t show the dog getting up from a prone to walking position. I have a hunch those back legs won’t last too many years, as they weren’t designed for that kind of strain. What’s really cool is the people saying she’s just a regular dog that’s compensating for a physical handicap, but not altering her natural doggie behavior. I think most people with that handicap would alter their activities and attitude as well
jane_says Saturday Sep 4 10:57 PM
Wow. That's freakin' amazing. And it was slightly disturbing, for some reason. But shes otherwise a very cute dog, and seemed very lovable.
Leah Sunday Sep 5 06:05 PM
I hope they have made her a little buggy device with wheels, so they can place it under the front of her body (legs) and then she can push herself around. Gives those hard working back legs a rest.
windhund Tuesday Sep 7 02:00 PM
Dogs are amazing about stuff like this - they are very adaptable and they don't spend much, if any, time feeling sorry for themselves.
mmmBoy Wednesday Sep 8 03:03 PM
Our dog had a genetic disorder where her hip joints were wearing down the bone and the legs were popping in and out of joint. Both her rear hips had to be sawed off in three places and replaced with metal pins (called a TPO), then the place where the muscle from the hips joined the leg bone was sawed off and replaced a half-inch lower to act like a rubber band and pull the leg bone in tighter.
ladysycamore Wednesday Sep 8 03:54 PM
I kinda feel sorry for the poor pup anyway.
capnhowdy Sunday Sep 26 10:27 PM
My Jack Russell sits up like this to "beg". How do you know if this dog needs something? If it was my dog (Frank) he'd be big as a barrel. Amazing how creatures adapt to disabilities/deformaties. Treats Galore!!!!!!! Then there's my cousin Amos.....................