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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-15-2008, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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a very special valentine

Last night, my sister and her husband picked up a 6 week old blue pitbull puppy. He's a special little guy. His front legs didn't form properly, so he can't really walk. He scoots along with his back feet, so my BIL named him Scooter. He was the result of an oops litter, both parents are purebred blue pits, their owner just didn't get them fixed in time *shakes head*. There were two pups in the litter, but the other one was the runt, and died. He's going to the vet on saturday so we can get an opinion on what the options for him are. I think that with therapy, he might be able to use the front legs without surgery. They'd be shaped funny, but I think its do-able. We'll see what the vet thinks, though. He's also got a bit of a cold, so he's seperated from the rest of the dogs. He loves chasing the cats around, it was so cute watching him scoot around last night, trying to get the cats to play with him!

Here he is, spread eagle on the floor. See how his front legs are kind of turned funny.


Here he is, going after the kitty


and here's just the cutest picture ever

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AWWWWWWWWWWW! Absolutely precious!

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So adorable! Let us know what the vet says about him walking.


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Oh he is so adorable!
I want to squish him!


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Aww hes so cute. I love his eyes

Allie couldn't walk at all when we got her. in fact she could barely stand on her own. we're really not sure what happened with her. we think its from her mom drinking out of there swimming pool while she was pregnant. She gets around now tho, she walks a bit like Bambi, very stiff legged and kind of awkward looking, but if she takes her time she gets where she needs to go. Good luck with Scooter, let us know what the vet says. and give him some belly rubs for us.



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awwww i just wanna steal him!! so cute! and grats to them for taking him in and helping him!

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-16-2008, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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So the vet says that most bowlegged dogs are bowed at the elbow, but Scooter is bowed at the shoulder. He told us to make braces for his legs, with tongue depressers and stuff, and to keep him like that for six to eight weeks. It should help train him to walk properly.

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2008, 09:26 PM
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Scooter is adorable! I hope he will be able to walk.
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What a cutie!!!!




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Aww, he's so cute! Keep us updated on his progress and definitly share more pics soon.
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