Few things make me happier than an article entitled: “Deformed Miracle Puppy Defies Death… Twice and Learns to Walk”. I mean… reaaaaally? That is just too much feel good coming right at ya! So before I continue, let’s take a look at this little puppy today:
Just stop with that face.
Well, this little lady is named Harper and after being rescued from a most certain death, Harper was brought to the shelter. But, Harper had a deformity called swimmer puppy syndrome that rendered her unable to walk or pick-up her head.
So, she was scheduled to be put down, since her complications seemed unmanagable. However, the night before, a shelter regular decided to bring her home and show her all the love and comfort she could in her one final day. (Um, are you crying yet?) That night, she massaged little Harper’s arms and legs , hoping to relieve some of the tension and guess what??? Harper started to lift her head, and tried to pull herself up. The euthanasia appointment was cancelled and after a few weeks of swimming to learn her natural gait…
… at 11 weeks old Harper is walking and playing with other dogs!!!
I mean, I can’t even with that little thing. My eyeballs were shooting out tears by the end of that one. It’s stories like that, that remind me how important sheer determination can be. It’s just one step at a time and all those little steps add up.
Happy Feel Good Friday and remember little Harper when you need some motivation to KEEP GOING! (And Happy Birthday to my friend Mel who always makes my “Feel Good Insert Day Here”)