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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:16 PM

Meet Roosevelt—The Border Collie

Awesome!



As any Border Collie owner (*raises hand*) can tell you, to describe them as "high energy" is modest at best. Bred as herding dogs, they required near constant activity and attention because if they aren't "working," they aren't happy.

But how is a Border Collie supposed to "work" when his front legs won't, well, work? Roosevelt the Border Collie was born with malformed legs, making the act of running quite impossible. Three years ago, however, he was adopted from New England Border Collie Rescue. Her new owner, Stephanie Fox, adapted a wheel chair designed to support a dog's hind legs to support the front of Roosevelt's body

"The only difference between Roosevelt and other dogs is that instead of a collar I snap on his wheels to take him out," Fox told the Bangor Daily News. "People think he should have been put down because they think he's suffering but he wakes up happy every day. If you had a child with a disability you'd try to enrich them, give them opportunities. So why not do the same with a dog?"

http://gizmodo.com/5904508/meet-rooseveltthe-bi+pedal-off+roading-border-collie/gallery/1

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:07 AM

1. I have a disabled doxie

Adopted her about 5 years ago.She is paralized in the back end. Wears a diaper, has a cart. Loves life. I cannt imagine anyone putting a dog down unless they are suffering...my doggie is very happy.

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Response to TBA (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:41 PM

2. Exactly

Roosevelt doesn't seem to be suffering...

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:46 PM

3. Love this

We have the technology and humanity to do this and Roosevelt's happiness shows a valuable contrast to the fascist's attitude toward those who are less "perfect".

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:36 PM

4. Yay! Go Roosevelt!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:49 PM

5. Awww, what a cutie.

I have a similar looking red and white BC. No blue eye and no wheels. Some pet owners are so amazing!

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