When the family of a furry fellow named Dexter brought him home in 2015, they had no idea how much this creature would mean in their lives. The dog came not only to give them love and happiness, but with his perseverance and determination, he became the greatest example of improvement they have witnessed in their lives.
With only two legs, Dexter accomplishes everything he sets out to do.
Kentee Pasek is Dexter’s mother, and she still remembers with terror the harrowing moments she experienced when her dog was involved in a terrible accident. Dexter was a mischievous little dog and one day he ran away from home unaware of the danger he was in.
“Dexter escaped from the yard and we looked for him as soon as it happened, but he is fast. My husband Tim found him running on the road. Dexter crossed the street right in front of a moving truck. I got a call from Tim saying ‘Dexter hurt his front legs a little.’ When I arrived on the scene, it was MUCH worse than I imagined,” said Kentee Pasek.
Kentee remembers that day as “every owner’s worst nightmare”. Living in the middle of the mountains, Tim drove for hours to the nearest veterinary clinic for Dexter to receive specialized medical attention.
They would do anything to save their pet.
This trip was decisive for the furry one, as his parents did not know if he would make it. Fortunately he did, although the damage caused by the accident was irreparable.
The dog lost one of its front paws and the other was left motionless.
Dexter wore a shell for over a year and also had to do his best to walk again. Despite the difficult process, this dog showed what he was made of.
“He was always super happy to be alive, smiling and being positive. There were many days when his attitude was contagious to all of us. I was happy to see him. One day I put him in his kennel in the sun, and he was so happy to be outdoors, even as hurt as he was, he loved being with us,” said Pasek.
During his recovery, the puppy learned to walk with a technique that Kentee called “tripod foot jumping with a wooden leg,” but now the way he moved captivated mommy.
Dexter is now a biped dog in every sense of the word.
Dexter likes to walk fast, so he decided to learn to do it like humans do it: on two legs. This furry fellow is now a biped dog, and the first time his parents saw him they couldn’t believe it.
“I caught him walking up the front steps … I was surprised and afraid he would get hurt again. I remember feeling both admiration and apprehension for this determined dog,” said the human mother proudly.
After this first attempt, Dexter then perfected his art of walking on two legs and is now an expert.
To see him walk like this is strange to many, but to his family it is not only the reflection of a miracle, but of a combative and determined spirit.
The day these people brought Dexter home, they could not imagine the great life lessons they would learn from him, but today they are happy that they have passed so many tests together as a true family. For his part, Dexter is still happy and radiant as he has always proven to be and enjoys morning walks with his parents.
Dexter’s life is a great example for everyone. Share his inspiring story and encourage your friends to never give up.