Nobby, the puppy, was born without front legs. The poor pup was only four hours old when the vet said it would probably be best to euthanize him.
Nubby’s owner, however, made a life-changing decision.
Nobby had a rough start in life. He was born without front legs and struggled to reach his mother to take care of him. His mother accepted him, but Nubby’s siblings pushed him away so he couldn’t eat.
Also, as sad as it may be, the vet thought it would be best if Nobby was euthanized. At that time, the little puppy was only four hours old.
But Lou Robinson of Texas, who along with her husband Mark has adopted and cared for homeless and unwanted dogs throughout her life, wanted something different.
They quickly decided to defy the vet’s suggestion and take care of Nobby themselves. Nobby followed Lou home. There she and her husband watched over the dog 24 hours a day. They gave her love, security and food in a bottle.
At first it seemed that Nobby was doing well.
“His eyes opened, his ears grew. You could hear him bark, he could smell and recognize voices,” Loui Robinson told The Dodo.
Then things started to change.
When Nobby was almost a month old, he suddenly started sneezing. He couldn’t relieve himself anymore, and little bubbles were coming out of his nose.
After an X-ray, it looks like Nubby’s esophagus has a problem.
Nobby was given antibiotics and placed in an incubator. The situation seemed serious – but Nobby had uncommon will and fighting spirit.
He didn’t give up. He fought. And as long as he had the opportunity to have a good life, his adoptive parents fought to give him that chance.
Fortunately, Nobby recovered over time. Now, three years later, this wonderful little dog has shown he is a true survivor.
Sure, life poses some challenges for Nobby, but he’s shown the world that anything is possible. What’s more, the Robinsons have created her own Facebook page so people can follow her adventures.
Judging by updates and photos posted recently, Nobby feels better than ever.
He became solid. He loves to play and seems curious about life and all it has to offer. He even has his own little wheelchair, which makes it easier for him to get around and play.
Nobby is a true inspiration! Although he’s not like everyone else, he’s proof that being different doesn’t matter.
The vet thought he must have been bitten, but with the help of Lou and Mark, Nobby showed that anything is possible.
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