A dog is being an example of courage and overcoming after his tireless struggle following an unfortunate accident with his paws.
When the family of a little furry dog named Dexter took him home in 2015, they had no idea what this creature would mean in their lives. Not only did the dog arrive to give them love and happiness, but with his perseverance and determination he has become the greatest example of overcoming they have ever witnessed in their lives.
With only two legs, the courageous dog achieves everything he sets out to do.
Kentee Pasek is Dexter’s mother and still recalls with terror the anguished moments she experienced when her dog was involved in a terrible accident. Dexter was a mischievous puppy and one day he ran away from home without knowing the danger he was in.
“Dexter escaped from the yard and we looked for him as soon as it happened, but he’s fast. My husband Tim found him running along the road. Dexter crossed the road right in front of a moving pickup truck. I got a call from Tim saying that ‘Dexter hurt his front legs a little bit.’ When I arrived on the scene, it was MUCH worse than I imagined,” said Kentee Pasek.
Kentee remembers that day as “the worst nightmare of for any owner.” Living in the middle of the mountains, Tim drove hours to the nearest veterinary clinic to get Dexter specialized medical care.
They would do anything to save their pet.
That trip was decisive for the furry one, as his parents didn’t know if he was going to make it. Fortunately he did, although the damage caused by the accident was irremediable.
The puppy lost one of his front legs and the other was immobilized from his elbow.
Dexter wore a cone for more than a year and had to do everything he could to walk again. Despite the tough process, this dog showed what he was made of.
“He was always super happy to be alive, smiling and being positive. There were many days when his attitude was contagious to the rest of us. I was happy just to see him. One day I put him outside in his kennel in the sun, and he was so happy to be outside, even as injured as he was, he loved being with us,” Pasek said.
During his recovery, the little dog learned to walk with a technique Kentee called “peg leg hopping tripod walk,” but now the way he moves captivated his mommy.
Now Dexter is a bipedal dog in every sense of the word.
Dexter enjoys walking fast, so he decided to learn to walk like humans do: on two legs. This furry fellow is now a bipedal dog and the first time his parents saw him they couldn’t believe it.
“I caught him walking upright down the front steps… I was shocked and scared that he would hurt himself again. I remember feeling both amazement and apprehension for this determined dog,” the human mother said proudly.
After that first attempt, Dexter perfected his art of walking on two legs and is now an expert.
Seeing him walk like that is strange for many, but for his family it is not only a reflection of a miracle, but of a fighting and determined spirit.
The day these people brought Dexter home they never imagined the great life lessons they would learn from him, but today they are happy to have overcome so many trials together as a real family. For his part, Dexter remains as happy and radiant as he has always shown himself to be and enjoys morning outings with his daddies.
Dexter’s life is a great example for everyone, his story is undoubtedly an inspiration for many and reminds us that we should never let ourselves be defeated, no matter how great the adversities may be.