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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:41 PM

Vespa the dog

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Instead of front legs, Vespa was born with little “chicken wings” that allow her to army crawl or hop, but only on soft grass or carpet. I wanted her world to be bigger, so I researched front wheels for dogs (she was not a candidate for prosthesis). I tracked down OrthoPets out of Denver, Colorado, a wonderful group that specializes in making animals more mobile, and there the door to that bigger world was immediately opened.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

1. She Would Not Consider Herself Disabled

She is so lucky to have such an owner!

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:13 PM

2. Here's Vespa before and after getting her wheels (video)

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:22 PM

4. Thank you for the video

I wanted to get a better idea on how the wheels attached. Great story.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:11 PM

3. She looks a lot like our dog

Audrey.

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