When Zach Skow, who runs a dog rescue, first met Cora Rose, she had two broken legs and a broken back, which suggested she had been hit by a car.
Her vet tried everything they could think of to save her front legs, but unfortunately, the damage was so bad they had to be amputated. Undeterred by Cora’s special needs, Zach decided to adopt her. While her recovery was slow, today she is the happiest dog you’ll ever meet as she hops around on her back legs!
“The vet wanted us to euthanize her, but I’ve taken in many two-legged dogs over the years and I knew she could get better,” Zach said.
After her surgery, Zach explained that Cora clearly experienced some depression as she adjusted to her new life. She had to learn to walk again using a tiny wheelchair for her front legs, and that was no easy task.
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Little by little, she became more comfortable with her new method of transportation. Eventually, she was able to ditch the wheelchair, and now she goes through life standing on her hind legs and hopping around like a kangaroo.
These days, this precious pup is one of the most cheerful dogs out there! “She has never met a person or a pet she doesn’t want to be friends with,” Zach said.
Luckily for us, Cora has her own Instagram, where her dad shares videos and pictures of her in all her sweet glory! His captions are always full of love, and he obviously admires her zest for life!
“I wonder how different this world would be if we all looked at adversity like what it really is — opportunity!” he wrote. “Because she stuck with life on life’s terms, she may have lost her legs but she has gained a life beyond her wildest dreams!”
Cora is truly living her life to the fullest! Thank you for reminding us that we can find joy no matter how difficult our circumstances seem!
Take a look at her adorable hops in the video below, and share this story with anyone who could use a big smile.
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