There are many things in this world that are so sad to see. There are homeless people, abused dogs, car accidents and all kinds of terrible things happening all the time.
If there’s one thing these events teach us it’s that when it comes to tough times our spirits take over and keep us going. That and a little help from the big guy upstairs!
We are built to persevere and take challenges head on hoping for the best. People and especially animals have strong survival instincts that take over when we lose faith in ourselves.
How could you not believe that when you see a dog who has been beaten or abandoned wag their tail again for the first time? It’s heartbreakingly beautiful to see these animals survive and come out stronger than ever.
One little pit was dealt a very rough hand and most would have given up on him. Continue to the next page, you’ll cry your eyes out when you WATCH his amazing come back!!!
Pit Bull puppies might be the cutest things ever. They have these sweet big heads and little triangle ears that seem to work like homing devices, always pointed in a different direction.
So what might even be cuter than a pit puppy? How about one in a hind-end wheelchair?? How sweet is this face?? Cute yes but no way for a spry puppy to live!
This little guy is named Lieutenant Dan. He is a rescue pup who has the unfortunate condition of Hindlimb Paresis. This makes it so he has very limited use of his back legs, also making life very difficult for this little guy.
The video below is how he started out life and what he probably thought would be as good as it gets.
But it wasn’t the end for him! After being rescued he now lives with a foster family and goes for physical therapy and exercises at the Integrative Pet Care facility in Chicago. He does things like balance activities to help build his muscles and have him walk on an underwater treadmill to increase flexibility and mobility.
Check me out! Walking well in the underwater treadmill
Posted by Lt Dan on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
He has come such a long way and worked so hard to have a more normal puppy life. Doesn’t your heart just melt looking at him triumph??
Below is a video of the amazing and adorable Lieutenant Dan today. WATCH how far he’s come and what keeping your spirits up can do. Just goes to show if you give it your all anything is possible!!