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The Bionic Dog With 4 Prosthetic Legs Returns To Hit Us In All The Feels
Posted on 05/03/2013 3:59:52 PM PDT by Daffynition
Nakio is the first dog to ever be fitted with four prosthetic legs. We wrote about him right after he received his new legs. To summarize, this cute mixed-breed dog lost all four paws to frostbite when his former owners abandoned the litter of puppies in their foreclosed home during a frigid Nebraska winter. As we said at the time, we want to hunt down those former owners and punch them in the face almost as much as we want to rub this dogs belly and watch his little plastic legs kick.
Veterinary technician Christie Tomlinson organized a fundraiser for the rescue dog, and Orthopets provided half-priced prosthetics which allow him to run, jump and even swim.
Now Rick Wilking of Reuters (via io9) has offered an update to the story of Nakio the bionic dog. They posted new photos of Nakio and inform us hes found a happy home in Colorado Springs. Just check this little fella out.
(Excerpt) Read more at uproxx.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Science
To: Daffynition; Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows
God bless Orthopets, Christie Tomlinson and the kindness of strangers.
posted on 05/03/2013 4:03:24 PM PDT
(Stand Your Ground)
Yep — the smile tells it all
To: Daffynition; KC_Lion
Cyborg Dog is BEST DOG!
posted on 05/03/2013 4:10:59 PM PDT
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posted on 05/03/2013 4:23:25 PM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
To: GraceG; Norm Lenhart
posted on 05/03/2013 4:25:31 PM PDT
(Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
posted on 05/03/2013 4:43:47 PM PDT
(Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
REXIE!! Did you get a new Brain?
He hates rats.
what a smile. he is a happy boy allright. it’s good to see the stories like this, that the lowest ofthe unwanted dochave value, can thrive if given some love, and bring out some of the better qualities in people.
posted on 05/03/2013 5:08:13 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
As we said at the time, we want to hunt down those former owners and punch them in the face
Perhaps if they had not been thrown out in the snow by the bank they could have left the heat on...
posted on 05/03/2013 5:30:19 PM PDT
by American in Israel
(A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
To: American in Israel
I understand your sentiment. All kinds of horrors happening to people (and pets) and the horrors can easily overwhelm those experiencing them. I suspect article’s sentiment was more one of perhaps they could have left the pups at a shelter or made some other arrangement for them.
posted on 05/04/2013 8:29:49 AM PDT
by green pastures
(Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
Punching the former owners of this remarkable dog in the face is not punishment enough.
posted on 05/04/2013 8:32:22 AM PDT
posted on 05/05/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT
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