A newborn puppy was losing out and had a slim chance of survival after being born without two front legs. Fortunately, he was given to a couple that helped him to thrive.
When Nubby the boxer was born in January 2017 with two underdeveloped front legs, his owners quickly realized that they had to do something to help him out.
“Left to his own facilities he would have perished, as he would not be quick enough to maneuver around his siblings and find his mother,” wrote Lou Robinson on a Facebook page set up for Nubby.
“Most pups would never have a chance.”
Robinson and her husband, Mark, who runs the rescue group Warriors Educate About Rescue, received a phone call from Nubby’s owners, asking for their help.
The couple immediately took Nubby in and started tending to him while researching for ways to keep the pup alive.
“We initially had no expectations we could get him through as a neo-natal disabled baby,” Robinson wrote. “Then day 3 came and went, day 7, day 10, day 16 and Nubby thrived.”
But things suddenly took a turn when Nubby lost his appetite and stopped pooping.
A trip to the vet showed that Nubby had “esophageal abnormality.” The boxer was later given antibiotics and subsequently placed in an oxygen chamber.
Nubby proved to be a little fighter and defied all odds to survive.
He even learned how to walk with his two hind legs and also with a wheeled prosthetic device.
“I know it sounds weird cause I know he’s a dog,” Robinson told Click2Houston. “He’s happy. And it doesn’t matter. I mean he’s literally happy whether he’s got legs or not.
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“He’s making it possible to say don’t feel sorry for me and we don’t feel sorry for him. I don’t think he feels sorry for himself.”
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Hopefully, Nubby will continue to thrive and show the world that there is nothing wrong with being different from others.