A lady reported to Bullies and Buddies Rescue that there was a puppy who could not walk. When the rescuers took the puppy to the neurologist, they were told that surgery could not fix his condition and that there wasn’t anything they could do for him. Their suggestion was to put him down.
Jennifer Rosen, the founder of Bullies and Buddies Rescue, named the puppy Wheels. Whenever she looked at Wheels, he was always so happy and playful that she could not bring herself to follow the first neurologist’s advice.
Jennifer chose to get a second opinion from a different neurologist, and then Wheels went into intensive physical therapies. He took to swimming like a fish during his swim therapy sessions, and he loved every minute of it. He had no problems using his new set of wheels.
Wheels looked so proud of himself when he was able to stand up on his own. He managed to stand for more than a minute. As his self-confidence grew, so was his determination to walk.
Jennifer knew that Wheels’ chances of adoption were low because there were many requirements. A special needs puppy would demand so much time and care from the family. Then Jennifer got the happy news that Julie and Matthew were interested in Wheels.
Julie and Matthew had been following Wheels’ story since he was a local celebrity. They thought that he would be adopted in no time. Months went by, and Wheels was still at the shelter, so they adopted him.
The couple was the perfect fit for Wheels. Julie had been rescuing animals for 20 years. Their pet family was composed of a blind dog, a three-legged dog, and a stroke survivor. Adding Wheels to the family would not be much of a problem.
When Wheels arrived at his new home, he instantly connected to another Bully named Idol. They immediately ran around and played together. Idol made the transition easy for Wheels.
For Julie, it was rewarding to see Wheels happy despite the odds against him. He did not let his condition diminish his sunny disposition.
Source: Rica Galbadores via YouTube
So you want to know more about me, eh? Well, I am a Canadian, husband, and father of two young men.
I would say boys but they are not really “boys” anymore. They are 19 and 17. But they will always be my little ones. :-)
And, of course, we also have a dog. He is an Affenpinscher. Also affectionately known as a Monkey Dog.
His name is Monty. Yes, it is after Monty Python as he is a funny, crazy character.
Dogs have always been a part of my life. My parents started and owned a Dog and Cat boarding kennel just 20 minutes north of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia.
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