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TWO-LEGGED Dominic! (Photo Courtesy below Oprah link)|
Apparently I missed Episode 21
of TBS's "Ripley's Believe it or Not"
Original air date September 20, 2000.
to see a cute little video of Dominic,
a Greyhound who was run over by a car when he was 4 months old
and has been TWO-legged for the past 5 years, now.
Thursday March 30, 2006:
I've just learned Dominic also was featured on Animal Planet.
to see the video.
to see this HANDSOME boy Dominic
"When Dogs Learn New Tricks - The Amazing Dog with 2 Left Feet":
Original Air Date:
Thursday, September 25, 2008
You may think dogs are four-legged friends,
but this 10-year-old greyhound has two left feet.
When Dominic was 5 months old, he got into an accident
when he ran under a neighbor's car.
The vet said Dominic would need to either have
both legs amputated or be put to sleep,
and his owner, Kay, chose to have the legs removed.
"When he woke up from the surgery,
they set him down on the floor
and he ran to the waiting room where he left me last," Kay says.
Today, Dominic can do all normal canine activities.
"He can do whatever he wants," Kay says.
"He can run downstairs, jump on furniture,
go in the cupboard and get his own treats."
(Please also see TWO-legged Faith, Page 72
Josie, Page 221
Babe and Scooter, Page 227 )
I think its so great what you are doing with this website!
Our tripod only found us a little over a week ago and it is incredible
the impact she has on just about everyone we meet.
It is interesting, the number of people (adults and children alike) that come up to us
to find out about what happened to her leg, give her a pat,
and also share their own tripod stories.
Sadie is a mixed breed (some sort of Pit Bull mix
with possibly Shepherd or Ridgeback in her) pup of about 8 or 9 months.
The Pasadena Humane Society told us that she was found as a stray running the streets
of Glendale. A nice woman witnessed her being hit by a car and took her in
to the Humane Society. When they took her in she was favoring her back right leg -
but wasn't acting like she was in incredible pain or anything.
When they did the X-Ray they were shocked to see her leg was literally shattered
in most places and had over 5 major breaks. They were faced with the decision
to either put her down or amputate. Since she didn't have a microchip or owner,
it is surprising that they decided to give her a chance and amputate.
That was on October 5th of this year.
I saw her picture on their website a few weeks later and fell in love with her face.
I went in to see her and was surprised to see her back right leg was missing!
They left that little tidbit of info out of her online profile.
However, I didn't care one bit! She was such a happy, active dog
and didn't seem to even miss her leg. So, I called my husband and daughter,
had them come meet her, did the paperwork and took her home on Halloween!
She is FANTASTIC! She is so grateful, or so it seems. She has a wonderful temperment,
is AWESOME with our 5-year old daughter and all her friends
(she has already become quite a celebrity at our daughter's Kindergarten
as we walk her with us to school each morning), is great with the cat
and is just a ball of love and joy. She runs, jumps and plays with other dogs
with no troubles. I think she is incredible and I am so glad we found each other.
She doesn't seem to be in any pain, but she does get tired out a bit at the end of the day.
We have a long staircase that she runs up and down with much energy for most of the day,
but after about 7pm it gets a little hard for her, so we just carry her.
No one minds at all. My vet said she is in perfect health and will do just fine.
She did recommend that I supplement her diet with something that promotes joint health, though.
She actually said that the product titled "Move Free" that is produced and distributed by
Costco for humans is perfect for dogs and pretty cheap at $20 a bottle.
So, I will probably be picking some of that up later this week.
Anyways, thats our story of our beautiful girl Sadie.
I have attached a few pictures of her for you.
Melissa Curtis (and my husband Andy Curtis and my daughter Bell Curtis
and my cat Cleo Curtis and our dog Sadie Bell Vinten Curtis!!!)
Tuesday November 8, 2005
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