Doctors Said Two-Legged Dog Had No Chance Of Survival, Years Later He’s Still Defying The Odds
Feb 13, 2019 by apost team
After one look at Nubby when he was just a puppy, the vet decided the best thing to do would be to euthanize him. Luckily, Lou Robinson and her husband didn't agree with his sentiment.
Nubby was born with a congenital defect that left him with only two limbs. Without his front legs, the vets weren't sure how the pup would survive. He would be unable to push his way through his siblings to get to his mother's milk or to learn basic survival techniques with the rest of his litter.
His veterinarian assumed the best thing to do would be to put him out of his misery early on.
That's when Lou Robinson and her husband entered the picture. One look at Nubby and they knew he belonged with them. However, they also knew that taking care of such a young puppy with a severe disability wouldn't be easy. They gladly accepted the challenge, bottle feeding him regularly and making sure he was as comfortable as possible in his new home. Nubby did not just survive, but he thrived.
"Day 3 came and went, day 7, day 10, day 16 and Nubby thrived. He THRIVED," Robinson said on Nubby's Facebook page. "His eyes opened, his ears developed, he found his sounds, smells and voice. His teeth were developing. Nubby did not know he was disabled, Nubby did not realize he was different."
As an animal activist, Robinson is an expert when it comes to compassionate animal care, but that doesn't mean that their time with Nubby was always easy. The puppy eventually developed an oesophageal abnormality, causing a pocket to form in his throat and making life even more difficult for the already disabled dog. Luckily, he was able to pull through, and he had the Robinsons to thank for saving his life once again.
Now, Nubby has grown into a wonderful dog. You can barely recognize him as the tiny two-legged pup that needed to be regularly bottle-fed. The Robinsons love him more and more each day and are so proud to see the sweet, adorable dog he's grown into thanks to the love and care of his family.
“Different is NOT Disposable. In order to change the future, we must teach the present,” Robinson emphasized on Nubby's Facebook page.
In fact, Nubby is now able to live a relatively normal life. He has dog friends to play outside with, he plays with his owners every chance he gets, and he even goes swimming every once and a while. He's nothing but sweet to every person he meets. Recently, he was given a custom wheelchair to help him get around even easier.
Nubby's story is a reminder to us all that we can overcome any obstacle with the love and support of our friends and family. What do you think of this inspiring pup? Let us know in the comments and pass this along to your friends and family to bring a smile to their face!