Dogs have a special way of making us smile with their silly antics and fun-loving natures.
While Stevie the Wonderdog might look like any other yellow Lab, he’s the survivor of a rare medical condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. Thankfully, that hasn’t stopped him from having endless amounts of fun!
The neurological disorder occurs when a section of the brain stem (the one that modulates motor impulses) doesn’t form fully in the womb. As a result, dogs and cats who have it often have trouble moving.
In Stevie’s case, his limbs flail, giving him a wobbly gait that doesn’t seem to bother him one bit. Otherwise, he’s a regular dog who just adores his favorite toy, a stuffed duck named Ducky!
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His human parents said there’s only one rule in their house: “Ducky doesn’t go outside.”
Stevie has since become an Internet sensation, and it’s all thanks to the adorable videos his humans share of him jumping in puddles!
His heartwarming frolicking has won him over 189,000 followers on Facebook and 78,000 on Instagram. One fan even made him a song!
Like most Labs, Stevie can’t get enough of the water! Luckily, there’s a marshy spot in his backyard that gets nice and muddy whenever it rains.
Every time his humans open the door to let him out, he bolts straight for the puddle. Because of his condition, he looks extra silly and happy as he splashes around!
By the time he’s done, he’s always covered in mud and dripping wet, but he has so much fun that no one seems to mind. How could anyone be mad at this face?
There is something so wholesome about seeing Stevie live his best life. What a great reminder that some of the best moments come from simple pleasures!
Try not to smile as you watch him play in a puddle in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story with your friends.
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