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Jun 23, 2008


Today's Daily Mail has an article about a puppy who was born with only her two hind legs and nubs for front legs. A prosthesis was made for her, using model airplane wheels and shoulder joints, natch.


The puppeh's name is: "Hope", though I think "Nubbles" is far more apropos, Non?


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yaayyyyy sweet wheels puppers.

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 10:44 PM

The Six Million Dollar Dog! "We can rebuild him ... we have the technology ..."

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Oh this's ridiculous. Just that first pic has me tearing up. And that warm hand supporting him. *sniff*

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 10:46 PM

Reminds me of Faith, another special dog who is full of life and joy.

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 10:56 PM

omg, how sweet! i though "how pathetic" until i saw the video. she's just like other pups... almost... i think she'll be fine.

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:08 PM

i've observed that dogs have an amazing resiliance to obstacles like these. i see 3 legged dogs and pooches in wheel chairs at my dog park all the time who are just as fiesty and happy as all the rest. they are spared the embaressment and ostracizacation humans must overcome.

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:18 PM

Better stronger cuter! Oh Em Gee far too adorables - fluffy and sad and hilariously hoppity!!! She kinda moves like a sea lion... I lofs her! *steals the bipedal pupster and runs*

{Oh, and this is a sign that dogs are evolving, I swears. She's the first step toward a Matlestasaurus Rex}

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:23 PM

That is AWESOME!
What an improvement on regular dogs.
She is streamlined!
She is a furry rocket on wheels!
She is Puppeh 2.0!

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:26 PM

Seeing the first picture I was like "Wow, that dog totally needs Luke Skywalker at the helm". Sigh, nerddom.

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Im more of a kitteh person than a puppeh person but that puppeh is pretty darn CUTE! :)
I want to hold her and pet her and stick my face in her fur... (Shh! Dont tell my kittehs!!)

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:32 PM

Funniest hover text yet on photo #3.

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:41 PM

A wheelie good idea.

hon glad
 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:44 PM

She looks like such a happy dog in the video, no different from any other dog. She seems to barely notice her disability. I picture her challenging other dogs to races: four legs vs. two legs and the wheely thing.

 |  Jun 23, 2008 at 11:57 PM

LOL at the last picture hover text I was thinking that exact thing when I saw that picture.
Get your motor running
Head out on the highway
looking for adventure
and what ever comes my way.
Roll on little pupster ROLL ON!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 12:21 AM

I love that music...it's in a Clockwork Orange. Yay pup!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 12:29 AM

Was I the only one whose first thought upon seeing this post was:


 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 12:37 AM

It's obvious that this pup still has alot of life left in him. Thanks to who ever did this!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 12:47 AM

Awww!!! Sweet little nubber pupper! That's an awesome set of wheels she's got!

Hon glad, *snork*! I just love a good pun. Or a bad pun. Or any pun really.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 01:31 AM

I must be the only nuff nuff who thinks it would have been understandable to euthanise after the birth.
A tough decision obvy.
that said, damn, he's cute and perky!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 02:07 AM

aww. this had me tearing up. such a sweet looking feisty puppy.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 02:31 AM

Oooooh, dis quite da schnooks, such as da likes ob which I never seeeen! Prosh beyond compare, someone must hab enjoyed dose tasey paws which, to dis day, resemble da nubs you see here. A sub meh SHON with a mih SHON!!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 02:38 AM

Eeeeeeee... lil' Hope makes me so sad! Sigh... at least puppy has people looking after it very well. *lofthepuppy*

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 03:20 AM

Made my day. Too precious. So we have all seen the other famous two legged dog, Faith.

Now we have Hope. All we need is one called LOVE and all will be right with the world.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 03:43 AM

How adorable!

She doesn't seem to mind not having those legs when she's flopping around on the ground with the other puppies.

I'm glad they're able to fit her with a prosthesis.

"Where do you find a dog with no legs?"

"Anywhere she wants to be."

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 03:56 AM

ErynCerise: seconded for me.

P.S. am I the only commenter here for whom the "remember personal info" checkbox does nothing?

Keith Handy
 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 04:33 AM

Finally a post that belongs on both Cute Overload AND Makezine.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 04:58 AM

"Chocks awayyyyy...."

Alice Shortcake
 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 05:09 AM

In answer to your question about whether "Nubbles" is more appropos than "Hope" for this baby's name -- no, Meg, this is one of the rare times I must disagree. She is truly a bundle of Hope for the world. But dang, woman, you should put out a mascara alert when you post something like this!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 05:19 AM

Waaaaaaaaaa! Lil Brudder!!!!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 05:25 AM

It makes me cry from a mixture of emotions. I've seen dogs near where I work adapt happily to those prosthetic devices. Isn't it wonderful to find a human being who loves these animals enough not to give up on them, and to make their lives better?
Bless that puppy!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 06:13 AM

I sent in some pics of Hope when she was 5 weeks old! I think she was even cuter then (if that is possible). I helped to transport her to her new home. Here are links to photos and video from that trip:

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 06:41 AM

Midori, I KNEW I wouldn't be the first person to

WAAAA! Li'l Brudder!!!

Hellbound Alleee
 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 06:47 AM

this is heartwarming! I appreciate that there are people out there who care enough for animals to do this wonderful work!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 06:51 AM

Oh...my...gods. I am totally overwhelmed at the combination of cute and sad and happy. What an unbelievably adorable puppy! And she's so energetic and spunky! I'm glad she's getting such special care so she can live a happy life!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 07:17 AM

that is amazing. yay, hope!!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 07:19 AM

How does she stop once she gets rolling? It would be like me on rollerskates!

And the "remember personal info" box hasn't worked for me in ages.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 07:20 AM


Floyd's mom
 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 07:29 AM

Not cute.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 07:38 AM

That is so redonkulously cute and sweet!! And the puppy looks like such a sweetheart - I want to smooch him. <3

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 07:50 AM

Thanks a bunch, Cute O! My coworkers caught me crying like a fool over this!!

The only thing that gets me more than Hope is my own beloved doggie.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 08:48 AM

What a great story!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 08:52 AM

Not cute. NOT CUTE?

No. It's INSPIRING and MOVING and TRIUMPHANT and GLORIOUS and all of the good things that creatures of the earth can be together.

Not cute. Hmph.

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 09:20 AM

I'm with Berthaservant. I can't get the video to open right now but the pix. had me choked up all on their own. It's way beyond "cute".

Mary (the first)
 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 09:49 AM


 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 09:52 AM

They're looking for a forever home for her? I'd gladly volunteer.

(PS- Yay for puppy prosthetics and the people who make 'em!)

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 09:54 AM

Keith and debg, I finally discovered that "Remember personal info" DOES work... if you preview your comment before posting.

And I'm with Meg; I like "Nubbles." "Hope" is a little on-the-nose for my taste.

J. Bo
 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 10:10 AM

there are people who would just get rid of a pup like that. a big thanks to the peops who sorted this lil one out. xoxo

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Robo-puppeh!!! Dat dog is teh awesum!! He obvy is doing jus fine and will continue to do so if he is surrounded by those who care for him. Yayyyy for HOPE!!!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 11:03 AM

I can't believe no one else has mentioned this... in the video, when she barks - her little bum flies up in the air!!! Too cute!

 |  Jun 24, 2008 at 11:31 AM

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