Thursday, October 04, 2012

Bear the Two Legged Dog without a Wheelchair

Meet Bear the Two Legged Dog without wheels
We are always pleased to welcome new caretakers from around the world to the HandicappedPets.com help and advice forum.  Recently, we welcomed Bear the Two Legged Dog and his caretaker Sandie all the way from Australia.  Bear is rather unusual in his ability to walk on his hind legs after having his front legs amputated only a few weeks ago.

Sandie described Bear's remarkable recovery from the surgery in a recent post as follows:

"I just wanted to let anyone know who is contemplating euthanizing their animal because of this to just stop and think a moment about the age, health and personality of their dog. One week after his final surgery, Bear is now walking all over the house on his back legs. He doesn't walk like other dogs I have seen on the net (right up on his back legs), instead his back is almost parallel to the floor as if his front legs were still there."

Seeing Bear reminded us of Faith the Two Legged Dog that we had the opportunity to meet during  a visit with our friends at the Velma-Alma School in Oklahoma.

Watch a video of Bear below or by clicking here.  To learn more about Bear and to follow his progress, join in on the discussion here.


8 comments:

Danielle Evans said...

Wow, what an amazing animal. We have a young cat who became paralyzed in the rear half of his body and so many people thought we were crazy not to have him put to sleep. We got him a wheel cart, but he refuses to use it, but rather prefering to climb and pull himself around at the speeds of an able-bodied cat. He amazes me everyday.

Animals are resilient creatures--they don't feel sorry for themselves or think they are any different from anybody else.

Piggymoomoo said...

That is the cutest most inspiring thing I've seen in a long time! Thanks you for giving Bear a chance <3

Jenn Burdett said...

That is the cutest most inspiring thing I've seen in a long time! Thanks you for giving Bear a chance <3

Anonymous said...

Bear is a HERO & this cannot be denied!! What a sweet & courageous pup. Hat's off to the surgeon, and the person who believed in supporting the little dog's will to LIVE!

Anonymous said...

That is cute and amazing to see. The only problem, to walk like that, Bear has to unnaturally curve his spine to get his back legs under him. Over time, that can damage his spine and open him up to arthritis or even ruptured discs as that puts a strain on his spine that it is not built for. I would consider using a front wheel cart for him to help his spine. At least for part of the time to give his spine a rest and let it get back to it's natural curve.

Lisa from MS said...

That was awesome and inspiring! I'm taking care of a cat I've had for 3yrs now that had 3rd & 4th degree burns on her face, ears, tail and all four paws. Her ears are short, no nose or hair on her face and no front paws. But she gets around as well as the other cats and I call her my Beautiful Miracle! And I can't imagine life without her. Bear is a true Miracle too. God is Good!

Julia Gebo said...

Portland animal clinic supports these kind of animals for being as strong as ever. You can feel they're enthusiasm as if they were human as they fight the fact of becoming disabled. It's heartbreaking, but it's also inspiring.

Kelli Covington said...

Brave little Bear, it's a proof that animals do strive to live normally too. I think, animal welfare should promote this kind of advocacy to provide proper attention to animals who need extra consideration because of the situation they are currently in. And good for Bear the recovery is doing great for him, I hope many pet owners will be inspired through her story.